The name of the blog is Experimental Portland, but it would be foolhardy of us not to pay attention to the noise being made around the Rose City. Towns like Salem, Eugene, Astoria, and even Longview and Vancouver, Washington, have their own burgeoning scenes that we want to encourage and nurture by highlighting them here. .
So, we draw your attention today to a particularly eardrum threatening live set by the Eugene artist Chefkirk. Recorded late last month at Crawl Space, Roger Smith uses mixer feedback to particularly disorienting effect here. Seriously, if you want to check out this track, do it without headphones on. The direct contact with your ears could be deadly. And if you like what Smith has created here, do yourself a favor and visit his online label Control Valve for some free experimental recordings to fill up your hard drive.