Forming out of the musical insurgence that was the Noise Fest at White Columns Gallery in 1981; interference coalesced around three key figures of new york’s downtown scene: David Linton, Anne Demaranis and Micheal Brown. Demaranis had just parted ways with an early incarnation of Sonic Youth and co-curated the NoiseFest with Thurston Moore. Linton had headed to nyc a few years earlier with then school/band mate Lee Renaldo, eventually hooking up with Rhys Chatham for a three year stretch. brown, then a twenty six year old phd candidate at nyu, had recently broke rank with Rhys Chatham and drafted a wholly unconventional percussive approach to the fender bass.
From their inception through their eventual fragmentation 30 months later, interference charted their course across the stages available to them: CBGBs, the Mudd Club, the Kitchen, etc., ultimately swelling to a quartet with the addition of fellow Rhys Chatham veteran Joe Dizney. in 1982 they recorded an album at Radio City, engineered by Don Hunerberg (Blondie, Kiss, the Ramones, Sonic Youth, Live Skull) and with guest appearances by Elliot Sharp and Sue Hanel (the Swans). originally slated for release on Josh Baer and Glenn Branca’s legendary Neutral Records, the record has remained unreleased, aside from a scant number of self-released cassettes.
After the bands demise, Linton remained entrenched in the New York underground art and music scene, through involvement with the Kitchen, the Wooster Group, and Soundlab, which lead him to the early 21st century downtown electronic scene. it was from here that David recruited the remixers which make up the forward thinking companion lp of the 2010 release: David Last, Doily and Criterion (Broklyn Beats), Binsang aka Toshio Kajiwara (phenomena), QPE (agriculture) and the 8-bit gameboy tag team of Bubblyfish & Glomag.
This album, a quarter century old and born out of New York’s early eighties downtown music scene, still resonates with undiminished invention, and its merits are far beyond that of a musical artifact. With that the social registry is pleased to present the music of Interference in its entirety for the first time. The deluxe double lp set includes both the original unissued lp, painstakingly remastered from the original master tapes, and couples it with an additional remix lp.
Interference - Interference, released by Social Registry, February 9, 2010
1. EXCERPT #1, VERSION 2 (4:32)
2. INTERLUDE 1 (2:17)
3. CONTEMPT (5:38)
4. SHE SAID DESTROY (4:22)
5. INTERLUDE 2 (2:25)
6. NUMBER FOUR (3:30)
1. DISAMBIGUATOR (BUBBLYFISH & GLOMAG REMIX) (3.04)
2. INTERFERENCE VS THE 13 DEVILS OF SYNCOPATION (DAVID LAST REMIX) (6:03)
3. ALL OR NOTHING (DOILY REMIX) (2:56)
4. QPE #5 DUB REMIX (QPE REMIX) (4:13)
5. GLOBALIZATION REPORT MIXX (BINGSANG REMIX) (6:12)
6. INTERFERIX (CRITERION REMIX) (3:09)