Interference, “Excerpt #1, Version 1″ MP3

We have one member of the FADER staff whose pink Blackberry was recently replaced by a slightly more innocuous cell phone. Or so we thought, until it started ringing and sounded like three different gamelan records being played at once. Which is also what Interference sounds like. Which is awesome. Recorded in 1982 but never released, Social Registry will finally issue the album from the long-defunct young New York art scene trio early 2010. Aside from their predilection towards blunted ringing, Interference shared a dramatic view of guitar exploration with Glenn Branca, who was supposed to put out this album on his Neutral Records. It’s unclear why exactly that did not happen, but this digital only bonus track from the LP sits as a surprisingly great companion of the early Sonic Youth, Rhys Chatham and Branca’s own recordings of that time. With so much music released and consumed, it’s a wonder that something so good would remain not only un-reissued, but just completely unheard for so long. Seriously, if that band existed now the blog dudes at 20jazzfunkgreats and Transparent would be, like, crying.

Download: Interference, “Excerpt #1, Version 1″

POSTED December 16, 2009 5:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS:




  1. glenn branca says:

    I was a big fan of Interference and was excited about releasing their record. The tape that they had been working on constituted 3 short cuts. They gave me a copy and I wasn’t thrilled with it. It wasn’t anything like the band that I had heard live. That is not to say that I was not going to release it when they were done but I didn’t like the direction it was going in which seemed a bit commercial and I had a few criticisms. They broke up soon afterwards and as far as I know never finished the album. What is available here as a download is something that I would have loved to release, so I can only think that whatever this is was produced long after the fact and had little if nothing to do with what I heard.
    Actually I’ve got the original tape they gave me and it’s clear that it sounded nothing like this. By the way Neutral did release a David Linton record a couple years later.