NNT.60 Anti-Valentinez Day Love Child Compilation Volume 3.
Welcome back for another year of anti-loveydovey fuckery and shittery. 20 tracks deep this year and no dead babies so lets have a good ol’ valentines day and spread this around like a good ol’ STD in a squat house. <33

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NNT.60 Anti-Valentinez Day Love Child Compilation Volume 3.

Welcome back for another year of anti-loveydovey fuckery and shittery. 20 tracks deep this year and no dead babies so lets have a good ol’ valentines day and spread this around like a good ol’ STD in a squat house. <33



Document #4

I’m excited, I got to interview one of my favorite people in the scene.  If you haven’t heard of Mr. Kitty than you need to take a step back and FUCK YOUR OWN FACE! Mr. Kitty is well know for his dark synth-pop tunes and his own style that goes with it.  since 2003 hes been producing music and since then his fan base and sound has grown.  This interview was done through email, unfortunately,  but it still gave me a chance to get a peek inside his head.  The following questions and answers have not been edited, what you see is what you get.

Q: What’s your name and where are you from?

A:”My name is Forrest and I’m currently living in Dallas, TX”

Q: You are well known as Mr. Kitty. Can you give us a brief history on your music? Is there any other current or past projects you are or were in?

A: “I started making music with some friends in 2003. It was a bunch of noise mixed with trance. They didn’t want to do it anymore, but I kept on with it. I started Mr.Kitty in 2005 because I had a lot of material, but no name to release it under. I did IDM/Breakcore until 2010 and then started to do more synth-pop oriented music. My only other project is “Echo Strobes”, which is now defunct.”

Q: Who/what influences your music?

A: “Post-punk, anime, and death.”

Q: I’ve been dying to play a show with you, do you have any good show stories? 

A: “During SXSW 2013, I played a show in someone’s living room that was like, eight feet by six feet. There were about 45-50 people crammed into this tiny space just to see me play out of one PA speaker with all of my equipment on a dresser. It was total chaos and there was hot as fuck. I also drank half a bottle of vodka before I played, so there are parts that I don’t remember.”

Q: What line-up was your favorite so far?

A: “All of the shows that I have played with Ritualz have been awesome. That guy is great!”

Q: Is there any artists you wanna meet or play a show with in the future?

A: “I really want to play a show with The Knife.”

Q: What’s the next Mr. Kitty release looking like so far?

A: “I don’t really want to reveal too much about it, but if you liked ‘D E A T H’, then you’ll like this one.”

Q: Favorite venue to play at?

A: “I don’t really have a favorite. I do like playing at houses though.”

Q: Favorite food?

A: “Pizza is my religion.”

Q: Are you on a record label at the moment?

A: “At the moment, no. I really wish I could be signed to 4AD.”

Q: Do you have one song in particular that you wrote that you find to be really personal?

A: “The song ‘Modern Romance’ has a lot of memories behind it. I get really emotional when I play it. Sometimes, it’s a little overwhelming.”

Q: What are you currently listening to?

A: “I recently rediscovered “The Knife”, so I’ve been digging that. Also, a lot of Depeche Mode and 90s eurodance as well.”

Q: Shout outs?

A: “#shoutout to William of Count Backwards. He’ll be helping with my next music video. Also, #shoutout to Kim Laughton at TIMEFLY for making some awesome next-level, clothing.”

Q: One good reason why people should care about or listen to Mr. Kitty?

A: “I’m making music not only for myself, but for people that have also been through or are experiencing what I have. If I can make a mutual connection with anyone through past experiences or make someone feel better with what I’ve created, then I am satisfied.”


NNT. 59 - Totally Pissed Off - Play Fast And Die
Raw, dirty, crusty, loud, synthie.  The words used to sum up the new EP from Totally Pissed Off.  Play Fast And Die is a 3 track tribute EP to the great artist Junji Ito.  Stay scary you crazy asian man!
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NNT. 59 - Totally Pissed Off - Play Fast And Die

Raw, dirty, crusty, loud, synthie.  The words used to sum up the new EP from Totally Pissed Off.  Play Fast And Die is a 3 track tribute EP to the great artist Junji Ito.  Stay scary you crazy asian man!


NNT. 58 - I Killed Techno! - Fuck Off And DIY Forever
A follow-up to Dying Is Fun, FOADF, is about how shitty this year has been and is mainly about finding ways to cope with situations and losing people that you love in your life.  Lets hope for a better year in 2014.
- Ducky
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NNT. 58 - I Killed Techno! - Fuck Off And DIY Forever

A follow-up to Dying Is Fun, FOADF, is about how shitty this year has been and is mainly about finding ways to cope with situations and losing people that you love in your life.  Lets hope for a better year in 2014.

- Ducky


Document #3

I had the chance to interview a friend of mine who is responsible for //†▲▲▲▲▲†\\ (Haunted Houses), a really cool witch-house/dream-pop project and of course he is half of the ultra-rad digi-grind project ZombieShark!. He is also the artist behind the artwork for The Strange Days - I Killed Techno! // ZOMBIESHARK! split & Fuck Net Splits - I Killed Techno! // RedSK split. The following questions and answers have not been edited, what you see is what you get.
Ducky: Whats your name and where are you from?
Cory: Cory Swope from Reading, PA
Ducky: Welcome, to my knowledge you are in a witch-house project as well as a digi-grind project. can we get some info and a short history on the two?
Cory: weeeeel there were a lot of failed projects before the main one (ZOMBIESHARK!) such as FIRE! in the house of agustine, I take acid with pink rhino, mybeartrapsmile, ect. ZS was the only one that i could constantly make music for and be happy with... the actual ZS launch happened in the end of 2010, there was a 4 song ep that was made on garage band, my friend Lee at the time was on backing vocals until time constrains...it was then upon getting my first job that i met my best friend Ryan and thus In the court of the shark king was born and from there its been magic... as for the witch house....that was more of a creative outlet/dumping ground for everything in-between ZS albums...basically i just love music and want to experiment with all sounds.
Ducky: I personally am a fan of your witch-house material and a big fan of ZS. Who/what influenced you and Ryan when it came to writing songs?
Cory: Thank you sir, as for inspiration....we take it from a lot of aspects....more less what we're both listening to at the time...a lot of math core/death/grind elements..then we just slap it down with some happy 8 bit melodies.
Ducky: A lot of people tend to not focus on lyrics and instead write off most digi-grind bands as typical 'Nintendocore'. Do you guys put meaning or thought into your lyrics?
Cory: Our songs didn't start having meaning until A sinking ship... Ryan tends to write most of our lyrics and he writes with such passion...a lot of the songs on A sinking ship have a very deep sentimental value. every song off that album was about something critical that happened in both our lives during that summer, we're gonna need a bigger raft, car crash, and A sinking ship are the most sentimental to me...same goes for Bridge burner, not a single song on that album isn't serious in some way...even rule #5, that album was basically our anthem to how much people suck were we live...which was also kind of sad because its the last album we wrote before Ryan started his career and me going to college. The two secret tracks at the end sort of sum the whole departure thing up.
Ducky: Bridge Burner & A Sinking Ship were my two favorites. That was good work, in my opinion. Have you guys played any live shows? if so do you have any interesting stories?
Cory: Unfortunately we have only ever played one show..and we opened for our friends band A Scent Like Wolves in the basement of the guitarist house, it was huge flop because no one showed up but there are better venues where I'm at now in Delaware so we might try and hook some shows up..we might have a couple this summer so we'll see.
Ducky: yeah I've had my fair share of show flops but at the end of the day its about having fun even if you're playing to two people.
Cory: Agreed
Ducky: Any bands you'd wanna play a show with or any artists you'd like to meet?
Cory: I always wanted to have a show with I Killed Techno!, that guy is a straight baller , id really wanna do a show with Bubblegum Octopus, or Dental Work...probably Vernal Equinox too...basically anyone, doesn't matter to me.
it'd be mad cool to do a reunion show with Heavy Heavy Low Low
that would be a dream come true.
Ducky: Favorite food? (any answer other than pizza is invalid)
Cory: Tacos for days
Ducky: I will accept that cos tacos are great. Shout outs?
Cory: IKT!, A Scent Like Wolves, JBeanz, Lee Jcrag Epler, The Ghosts At The Bernville Bridge. yeah babbyyy.
Ducky: Final question, one good reason why people should care about or listen to ZS?
Cory: Because we care about what we write and care more about the people who listen.
Ducky: Love that answer, that is why you guys kick ass and that's the mentality more artists should have. Fuck the mainstream and thank you for your time. Keep it real or die!

Live in my garage


Document #2

So I caught up with my homeboy Pory who runs NOG Records and preforms and records noise under the name of Seagulls Fucking Seagulls. If you havent heard of either pull your head out of your ass and get on that shit fuckah! The following questions and answers have not been edited, what you see is what you get.
Ducky: Whats your name? Where are you from?
Pory: Pory Nog from Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Ducky: So you run NOG Records and you are in the noise project Seagulls Fucking Seagulls. Tell me about the label and Seagulls Fucking Seagulls.
Pory: Well NOG Records actually started as a joke, but people told me I should actually do it, so I gave it a shot. Initially started as a label with tons of variety. But overtime it's evolved into a generally noise and chiptune subgenre oriented label (with some other random acts here and there), as of September 2013, it became a physical label (though a CD-R release has been out since April or so), primarily cassettes with plans to do mini CD-R and possibly an 8 track release if I can get the technology to work in my favor haha.
I formed SFS in July 2012. I had been doing KANGASKHAN'SBABY aka the worst project of all time (tape compilation of the discography on NOG). Over the years I gradually got more and more into noise, and got to the point where I wanted to try doing it. Eventually I pirated FL, and made music on there. First few releases use FL, though they sound terrible because I was just starting off. But then I discovered Audacity and used that for the next few releases until I acquired pedals and instruments. Now my rig consists of 8 or so various pedals and I switch it up a lot, though I primarily use contact mics now. At live shows I specialize in ear-fucking people and destroying things (often scaring large percentages of the crowd away)
Ducky: Who or what influences the type of music or noise that you make?
Pory: Initially I was inspired by then-friend Blue Slime, though he like hates me now so that's our little secret. Over time I've been inspired by other acts I've shared the stage with including Crank Sturgeon, PCRV, Nequam Sonitus, c@, etc. Especially Crank and Nequam, their performances and general style have made a huge impact on my live performances and crafting my own style, which I'm still trying to do. I'd say the whole soloist thing was inspired by Patrick of Redsk, he told me even before KB was a thing that I should just do solo projects because forming full bands is a pain in the ass, and I never forgot that. (Plus his noise is pretty damn good too)
Ducky: Shout out to PatSK for being a badass motherfucker! Any artists that you want to meet or play a show with in the future?
Pory: Well I'm hoping to tour with Micah (probably EXTERNAL, but we still aren't sure), pretty much every artist I've played with before I'd more than love to play with again. Some of the big ones are you of course, Corvid Canine, RedSK, Jason "EVIL" Covelli, Mental Crutch, Bubblegum Octopus (though I have shared the stage with c@ - on one of only 3 shows ever played by that project!), Dental Work, Crochetcatpause, Watabou, to name a few, but I'd love to play with as many people as remotely possible, it's always nice to meet new friends at shows you're playing!
Ducky: word up, do you have an interesting show story you'd like to share?
Pory: Well I jokingly handed in a demo to my old high school last year to play in the battle of the bands, and I actually got in. I played a like 7 minute set and flipped my table over and left. People were so scared, literally half of the crowd went outside when I started playing (and it was pouring outside) and by the end of my set 3/4 were gone. People are 2scared4noise. I ended up losing the battle of the bands big time to a bunch of cover bands. Also my first show was a bad set where I played the shit venue in my area and they accidentally booked me with the Radio Disney band, Kicking Daisies. At least the high school gig was fun though.
Ducky: The ongoing struggle of getting more people to be more open minded when it comes to noise. What are you currently listening to?
Pory: Lately a lot of Melt-Banana (the new album is amazing), Powercup, Lightning Bolt, Boris. Iron Butterfly, of course. My favorite project currently is probably Bubblegum Octopus (though it's my favorite pretty often).
Ducky: Favorite food? (if your answer is anything other than pizza your answer is invalid).
Pory: Pizza, though tacos are up there too haha.
Ducky: Good answer, yes tacos are fucking great! Fucking bistec tacos with a cup of frijoles and a fucking loaded papa! yo shouts to fucking Taqueria El Zarape! Now back to the questions. If a bear takes a shit in the woods and no one is around to see it does it wipe its ass?
Pory: Well I've seen enough Charmin commercials to 100% with confidence say, yes. They're very serious about toilet paper.
Ducky: Very true. Now on a more serious note whats in store for NOG Records?
Pory: Lotsa releases to come, including releases by I Killed Techno!, as you know aha. EXTERNAL, Dubious Disc, SFS, as well as a bunch of others coming up. Lots of tapes, could all be released by the end of 2013 even, depending on if I acquire a job / funds, or how well tapes sell and such. I'm excited to see what comes of it.
Ducky: As am I. If you're reading this BUY MORE TAPES! any shout outs?
Pory: Shout outs to Micah because he's always been there for me, Dan Borgman of Broken Key for playing lots of shows with me and for our venue may it rest in peace, Blake because he's a boriqua, the Super Toid Bros for all their support, Jax McToid for being a supportive friend and being cool even if he does like fedoras for some reason, the Mental Crutch guys, Matt of Corvid Canine for being super supportive, Blackk Doug for being the illest and the trillest, and everyone else who's supported NOG / SFS over the past year
Ducky: Lots of love being spread, I digg it. One reason why people should listen to SFS and support NR?
Pory: Because if they like noise and chip and related genres, I think they'd enjoy it.
Ducky: Word. Well thank you for your time I understand you are a busy man who is constantly surrounded by very attractive Asian women ready to get busy whenever you give them the word. Keep it real or die.