Artist based in Fort Myers Beach (New Orleans), USA
How and when did you started music?
I started recording music on my own in 2001 at around age 12 after being in a few bands for a year or so before that. It started out as a simple hobby to prevent boredom and loneliness.
Could you explain us why "Dingle"? What does this artist name means for you? Where does it come from?
'Dingle' is a silly nickname from my days as a teenager that just stuck. I was in detention at school and the guy behind me wrote me a note asking if I could sing. I replied to it with a simple "no", so he asked me to be the vocalist in his pop/punk band 'The Gnomes'. The first day of band practice I showed up at his house wearing a brown button up shirt, a brown tie, brown cut off shorts, long brown socks and brown shoes, so he and the other band members jokingly started calling me "dingleberry" because of my physical resemblance to a piece of shit. I hated the name, so, naturally, they continued using it and it was eventually shortened to 'dingle' and it just sort of stuck.
You have or had tons of different projects. Could you speak a little about every of it?
I think my fascination with multiple aliases came from listening to compilations and hearing a song that stuck out to me where I could find relatively no background of the artist that made it, and with enough research finding out it was another alias of an artist I had already liked. Uwe Schmidt is a prime examples of this. I suppose i just like the confusion. At this point I have 16 (I think) different projects that I have either worked on in the past or still work on. Some are collaborative efforts, others are just solo projects with different styles. I've never really understood the concept of releasing music on opposite ends of the spectrum under the same name. It's almost more confusing than one person working under 16 different names. At this point in time, I'm focusing on roughly 3 different projects. dingle - noisy, distorted, sample-heavy beats inspired by hip-hop, mostly. Spacings - acoustic ambient/noise dealing with a lot of live recording of instruments I don't know how to play. The Circulatory System - physical cut-up experiments with cassettes and vinyl records combined with harsh noise. I'll be working on new Peppermint Pony material in the future (my first, probably most well known project, dealing with experimental chiptunes). Other aliases pop up here and there for remixes and compilation appearances mostly.
You seems to be a live artist for what we saw (I think we all remember the noisy performance in Siro500 videos compilation), what is the most crazy thing you've done in a concert?
This is a very good question. Damn... In my earlier days there were a lot of food fights and ridiculous outfits, which just turned into blood and full frontal male nudity. It's all relative really, but the first thing that comes to mind is when I tattooed a 'Q' on my arm in the dark while extremely drunk during a show I played with Quintron here in New Orleans. We don't really have a noise scene down here and I tend to make the audiences really uncomfortable, so I just thrive on trying to push them to a state of uneasiness that they've never experienced. Lots of mixed reviews from local crowds. I once played so loud (with one project Massive Junk) that everyone walked outside of the bar until the cops came and told them they had to go back inside, so they were forced to watch us. That was definitely a highlight. But the craziest thing was probably the tattoo.
You have a floppy tattoo in your sexy body, what does it represent for you?
Dedication to the underground.
You run the very cool label Flaccid Plastic Records. What was your motivation to started it? to make this one still alive after years (founded in 2008)?
Dingle - 2008 is correct. It started with wanting to put out a Peppermint Pony floppy disk and not being able to find anyone who was doing that at the time (maybe I wasn't looking hard enough). So the label started for that release, and just kind of started happening. We moved from floppy disks into cassettes and CDs and I figured why not do free releases as well...So now we do all of that and are progressively adding more and more formats and names to the roster. I also just recently started helping run the southern division of Brokecore Records here in the US after it's long hiatus.
What / who are your influences for your sound? Do you have some rituals when you record?
I just try to imitate the way I feel and think with sound or just get ideas out of my head. I have a lot of musical influences, but I don't try to sound like any of them. The list really is too long to even start. It mostly comes from every day experience, interaction (or lack thereof) and emotion. Things other than music. And recording for me is really sporadic and informal. I don't have to be in a certain area or in a certain mood. An idea just comes to me, (or the lack of an idea) and I just start doing it.
What are your plans for 2013, and maybe for after?
Right now, I'm working on getting back into doing shows. I took a relatively long hiatus from it and nothing is in order anymore. I don't really have much I can offer to a live set right now, so I'm working on that mostly. New equipment and stuff. Also, just trying to re-establish Flaccid Plastic by upgrading the quality of our physical releases and being more consistent in communication with artists and everything. Things have been hectic. Really, my goal for the future is just to have things flow more smoothly.
Last words are for you!
Thanks for the interview!
Just a very cool animated video clip for a beautiful song from the new Little Penguin album, also know in Sirona's as Rainbow Valley. Have a beautiful moment in this wonderful universe!
Artist based in Berlin, Germany.
How and when do you started to make music?
I started creatin music at the age of sixteen. Me and some Friends had a Band, we played only Punk and Goth because it was not so hard to play, first three Months I played Guitar, than I changed to the Vocals. After some Experiments with Nu-Metal and ThrashMetal I left the Crew and discovered the World of Electronic Music.
My first Demos was some Mix of 90s Industrial, PsychoWave, MeloNoise and Spoken Word, I tried some more Experiments with other Projects till I founded in 2007 "The Captain Kirk on LSD Experience". If I really remember, the Net-Label "TrashFuck" was in search for some acts for a 99-Bands-Sampler with only 5-second-songs, so i did one with TCKoLSDE, this was the first Kirk-Track and is also on the first EP "God blast my Ass", the Beginning of my personal musician new Age. All the last Years I was Vocalist of different Bands, most time Punk or HC influenced.
Since a little more of one year, you started a lot of new projects like roMeow, iampervert, the Un-zen, Cunt Fuckula,... sometimes far away from the power violence of your main project The Captain Kirk On LSD Experience. Could you explain us what pushed you in this way?
In 2011 i realized that i have to work with my Mind in another way, so i tried to give some special feelings special Sounds, "iampervert" (4-way-Split under construction featuring the excellent Viktoriya Natoloka and other Friends of me and their Ritual-Ambient-Projects) and "Cunt Fuckula" (Remix-LP under Construction, working Title is "Pariah Dance Party Vol. 1 - Cunt Fuckula is remixing a lot of Acts like System of a Down, Britney Spears, David Hasselhoff, be sure this shit will be deep) are dark, but "iampervert" is melancholic and "Cunt Fuckula" is full of Creepy Thoughts.
"roMeow" is some special, because it's more cheesy and glitchy but it's more crazy and danceable than the other Projects. "The Un-Zen" was born on a live Kirk-on-LSD-Show, April 2012, Merlin (second Kirk-on-LSD-Live-Vocalist and sometimes Studio-Singer) created some Ideas about a new Band with more Live-Rockabillity on Electro-Trash-Style, so we wrote the EP "The ultimate Violatör" and workin now on our second Release with more tragic'n'danceable Melodys and a Live-Guitar, so the demos soundin like an insane mix of 90s-Power-Industrial and a special Voodoo-NintendoCore-Bastard, i'm very excited for some Live-Shows.
"Jane van Noise" is my Melo-Psychelic-LowBit-Project where i start some Journeys into nostalgic Melodys and acoustic Spells. In 2012 i did a Live-Show at Sean Derrick Cooper Marquadts "Friends of Sagittarius"-Festival #3, was the first Live-Show where i only played Synthesizer and did no Vocals, only drinkin, smokin and playin, was a special Trip, the Music put you far in another Time because of the wonderful LowBit-Flow and the sweet'n'Horny Melodys, it's an other Feeling than the 8-Bit-Chiptune-Nintendo-WhatEver-Sound of "The Captain Kirk on LSD Experience". So I gave 'em other Existence.
"Vincent DeVine" is in the most way like "TCKoLSDE", but it's my Project where I want to sing only german, because of the Lyrics, it's important to tell People in my Country in my Language what's wrong, because it doesn't matter, if I sing this in English and now one knows what i'm tellin. And I think this Year Vincent DeVine will start some other ways, next CD is under Construction, I will sing on a lot of international UndergroundBeats of Musicians I prefer to sing on the Beats like "V3rb Th3 N0un", "IKILLEDTECHNO" , "Mstr Cylndr" and some other Dudes, be sure it will be a cheesy EP.
So i'm thinkin about other Projects, so i'm startin now with "Muspelhain" (Ritual/Doom/Electronica) and "Fuck you for loving me" (Acoustic/Melodramatic Pop-Song/Anti-Pop) some Stuff with other Background and I got some more Ideas for 2013. Music is the best we have.
What's are your past or actual influences to your music, from the underground to the "mainstream" scene? Did some band really changed your vision of music?
For me is no "mainstream" or "underground", for me is only "Emotion" or "no Emotion" - i hate it, when People got no Feeling or no Idea of a Feeling and to make it, when they only do anything - so I understand Artists, which do this under Drugs and yeah, I like what they found out, but it always should have a special background, formed by an Idea or a Thought, a Picture in mind, something what is inside the Artists, when I feel something like this, when I listening to Music, fuck off which Genre, than I like it, than I can feel what the Person feel or I can try it, than it's interesting for my Mind to fight with some Sounds or relax on some Melodys, than the Mind is workin, but is the Music boring because of uninspired StandardBullshit or when I know the End of the Song before the Song is endin, it's the Sign to search for some other Sounds.
Now I prefer some Ritual-Doom, spheric or melancholic BlackMetal, PowerViolence/Punk, DarkWave, Italo-Pop, something with interesting and fuckin deep german Lyrics like "Janus" or "Samsas Traum" and a lot of different Ambient-Stuff. I think a lot of MusicStuff did something with me, but sometimes I'm sure that Artists like Meat Loaf, System of a Down and Daft Punk are the "MainBase" or "really important" for my musician Understanding. So since i listen to Music in this special way of healing the mind, I realized thousands of wonderful sounds in all Generes, so many fuckin interesting Ideas to dance on it, chill on it, swing on it, fuck on it - I can't really say where I got all the Input, it's too many Stuff, i'm always open Minded for new Ways of Music and I love it, when someone mix some totally different Genres to One.
How could you describe a typical Captain Kirk On LSD Exp. concert?
A "TCKoLSDE"-Show is even a Space-Show. We play a Mix of different songs from different LP's, all time Best of, never the same Live-Mix on a second-Show. So Classics are "Electro is dead" or "Hey Rebel, it's da Pussy in me", they are in every second LiveMix, because on Life-Shows they got the most Bounce-Sounding.
Goreky is the Master for the Live-Electronic, because he got the technical Know-How for installing, mixing and controlling on Live-Shows. Sometimes he created really great SoundEffects and Live-Effects for the Berlin-Shows, like to work with him on TCKoLSDE-Shows, it's always a funny Trip. Merlin and me only singing and performing but not in an "Electro"-Way or something like this, we come from the MetalPunk and so we sing and perform on Live-Shows, always dancin, screamin, bangin, growlin in some special Dadaistic Ways, because on Live-Shows we do some more spontaneously Vocals with Input from the last Days of time before the Live-Shows, Problems with Friends, Problems with Work, Problems with Desire, something what we feel in this Moment, when we're live on stage, only actual, no phrases.
Most Times we played on the local "Trash'n'Core"-Shows with a lot of interesing Underground Experimental-Acts, and everytime we got a crazy Light-Show. But in the End a "TCKoLSDE"-Show is more HC-Punk-Show than a Techno-Event. On the most Shows we played we got some mixed Crowd, but the People was always open minded for this awesome Disco-Trip. Most Times they dance their fuckin Ass off.
You're, if I make no mistake, exclusively involved in the free download, netlabel scene, and this for years now. Could you explain us this choice?
Yeah, I like the Idea of free Music for all People, so I try to be a Part of the Free-Download-Scene, because no One should pay Money for Art. I can understand the People which want to make Money to live from the Music, but when I do this, than I would only take the Money for Live-Shows and Merch, Not for the Music, you can always download all my Stuff for free. It's important that People try to take the Money out of their real Life. Money is for the Life in this artifical World, not for the World in me, for my own Universe, my own Experience.
To find out what i am, I don't need Money, I need Music, Life, Contact, Love, Breath, a second being, but no Money. For some Special Shows like "Friends of Sagittarius" or the first "TCKoLSDE"-Show I did some special DIY-Physical-Releases, but this was really for the special Moment of the Show, not for Money, these CD's was always Gifts. I think I will do this 2013 in the same way. I tell you, what I see, that's why my Music is free.
What do you plan for 2013?
So I told a lot about all Side-Projects for this Year. With "TCKoLSDE" I work now on the Jubi-Release "Mental Throatfuck", this will be a special CD with Back-to-the-Root-Sound meets Fuckin-more-Psychedelic. If this LP is ready I want to try to release this on "Sirona Records" and "TornFleshRecords" at the same time, because both are important for a lot of Kirk-on-LSD-Releases, and this is the "5-Years-of-Kirk"-Birthday-LP.
So I got some other Live-Projects in Berlin. With some Dudes from my Hometown I start now a melancholic HC-Metal-Punk-Band with german Lyrics and I play Drums in a experimental PowerViolence-Band. In 2013 I will try also playin Bass in a Stoner/Punk/Doom-Project and a Powerviolence-Crew headed by Scomba, the Vocalist of "Nina Tendo".
I hope I can play a lot of different Live-Shows this Year. I want some more different Experiences when I do some Punk or Electro, i'm excited what awaits me, I think it's fuckin important to do everything live, and if it's only for one Show, programmin can every Human, but do that Shit in a Live way, than you earn the most Respect, I can give to you.
Specially for 2013 I work now with Scomba on a special Order-Service for Tapes, Shirts, Patches and other special Music-Shit for DIY-Releases. I will start to release a lot of different Types of my favourite Music from Ambient till Thrash, from Ritual till Electro. I'm also thinkin about special Collabs with Net-Labels like a "Sirona Mixtape" with collected Tracks from all Releases, bounded by me for a special Tape. But I need more Time for all the Details, I hope we start in Spring/Summer this Year. There will be also official "Kirk-on-LSD"-Shirts, "iampervert"-Shirts and "The-Un-Zen"-Shirts.
How would you describe your own Style of Sound?
Most times when I talk with People about my Music, from Kirk-on-Lsd till RoMeow, from iampervert till Jane van Noise, People don't know what Music I do, because they never heard some Music like this before. It's always confusing for me, because I like the real tagging of some Music, the talkin about the Mixin of different Ideas and Desires when someone creates something, but when People don'know how to describe my Music, it's confusing for me, because of my Thinking of the World is in this Moment under Construction.
I'm always tryin to put a complete strange feeling in a song and to produce with 100% Emotion inside, if People don't understand this, what am I? That's a little strange thinkin, but most time i'm wondering when People say me, that I do a lot of Party-Music. I think I do always Melancholic Music. It's funny to discuss about this and what People see and feel in my Sounding. I take my Music to set my Mind free, so when It's powerful and tragic, than it's not partylike for me, but interesting that some People enjoy this in the other way.
Artist based in Helsinki, Finland.
How and when do you started to make music?
Nokia had a cool online program for that in 2005 and I made a lot of short tracks on that. Later I searched for other producing things, which I can't really remember anymore. In 2006, I moved on PS2's MTV Music Generator and in 2008 I got FL Studio 8.
You started electronic sound with EDM (with 2nnt) and progressivly added more noisy & experimental touches to your sound (with Static Noise Bird & glasscarpenter). Could you explain us this necessity of going deeper into experimentation?
I have been listening to Future Sound of London for my whole life (they had a track on wipEout 2097 which I got when I was like 4 years lolol), but back in 2010 when I joined Breakbit, I wasn't really into them anymore. Then on 2011 spring, when I found them again, I got full on into other ambient too, and started working on "Unwanted". Back then I thought it will be my only ambient/noise release but apparently I was wrong!
How do you feel about the actual music scene? About the one you can find on the TV & Radio? About the one you can find on the internet?
I don't really listen to radio. But I know that 99,5% of it sucks. I don't know about internet music scenes either, but the circles where Sirona, Breakbit, DANCE CORPS etc. and affiliates are in, are definitely the most awesome. Another cool community is Ektoplazm, which shares Dub, Psytrance, Ambient etc. from many labels.
All your albums & EPs are in free download, could you explain us why you choosed to put your sound for free in the internet?
It feels wrong to make people pay for something I like to create for them. I make it for others and my own happiness, not for money, even though Unwanted and Atmospirit were both being sold for a small price for a moment. But the case was that when they got released, I simply needed some extra money for school things.
If you could work on a track with a famous electronic producer, who will you choose and for what reasons?
Tough question, there are so many. I'll name five here: Jikkenteki, Choongum, Globular, Hinkstep or Zastabuj Kopec. They are not really popular, but ridiculously talented anyway.
What are you plan for the rest of the year?
In 2010 2nnt was born, in 2011 glasscarpenter got created and in 2012 Static Noise Bird appeared, so in 2013 I must create another alias! Just kidding.I will aim to make at least one glasscarpenter release this year, and two releases for SNB, one LP and one EP.
Also one 2nnt EP is done and will possibly be released soon.
Last words are yours!
I'm eating a delicious-as-fuck swiss roll. Damn. Also tip to you not-anymore-a-kids: Stay fresh, #YOLO
Lüc Messina also know in Sirona-Records as Iranon and member of the band Demenseed, is also a visual artist. I must admit I find what I saw totally impressive and this guy have so much talent! And for people who love his musical work, I know an album is in progress, but *shhh*, it's a secret!
You can watch his visual art here, with a better quality: http://oniroscope.deviantart.com/
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