Stuart Argabright joins the show to talk about the history of his industrial/post-punk project Black Rain and their latest archival collection, Metal Rain 1989 – 1993, released on DKA. Raul Antony and Stuart also discuss the work of William Gibson and Stuart’s work on Johnny Mnemonic, opening for GG Allin, NYC counter-culture, black-ops & information warfare, power electronics, block chain, and more.
Black Rain – Metal Rain
Black Rain – No More Idles
Black Rain – Xibalba Road Metamorph
Black Rain – Black Mother Kali Gandaki
Special thanks to Chris at DKA for the introduction to Black Rain. The “Metal Rain” 1988-1993 archival release is still available on vinyl and tape, including a collage of graphics and history of the project.
DKA is very honored to be able to present, on vinyl for the first time, Black Rain’s “Metal Rain” 1988-1993. This archival release captures the group at a time when it was experimenting with a more traditional 4-piece rock set up (drums/guitars/bass/vocals), although the results are anything but traditional. Interspersed with bits of scraping ambient and textural forays this is a record full of thrash and riffs and energy. While the palette is far removed from what fans might expect based on their more recent output, the core aesthetic ideas and principles that drive those tracks can still be heard throughout this wildly different format. The result is surprisingly varied and extremely dense and rewarding.
Black Rain‘s latest EP, Computer Soul, is now available from Blackest Ever Black:
More releases from Black Rain & Ike Yard:
Black Rain video @ Bozar Electronic M Fest