Sunday, August 16, 2020

Episode 143: Expander

Here is Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 143, featuring an interview with Keymaster and General Ham of Expander.

[cover photo by Sean Blackall]

The podcast is available through the following streaming services (click to listen):
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photo by Sean Blackall

Self-described as "a futuristic punk band from post-war Texas", Austin's Expander represent a dystopian future where technology has run amok, and where punk's DIY ethos is fused with noise rock skronk and driving thrash tempos.

I spoke with drummer Keymaster and vocalist General Ham about Expander's history (future?...time travel is confusing), and the influences behind to their uniquely abrasive sound. We also discussed the writing and recording of their sophomore album Neuropunk Boostergang, and how an online contest led to their relationship with Kurt Ballou.

My thanks to Keymaster and General for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Mechanized Deathcanal"
"Authority Spire"
taken from the album Endless Computer

"Hyper-Flesh Aedificium"
taken from the album Neuropunk Boostergang

Expander on Facebook

Expander on Bandcamp

Neuropunk Boostergang Vinyl Pre-order

Noise For Music's Sake:

an interview
with Coilguns
Episode 110:
Child Bite
Mixtape 93: