Sunday, November 27, 2011


this is from a few years was at the sutro bath cave...sometime around midnight i think. the line up was Acre, Al Qaeda, Brandon Nickell and Maleficia(us). footage by Kevin Hobs

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vorsg Gah

out now from the petit mal label::
check out the other releases as they are worth your time. limited to 50 physical copies.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

the return of damnation......

Terminal Agenda (Misanthropic Agenda + Terminal) present:

Saturday, October 1st

D.A.M.N. (Francisco Meirino & Scott Arford)
Francisco Meirino
Scott Arford
Gerritt Wittmer
Preyers (R. Jencks & R. Ludlow)
AC Way

at Terminal, 3957 San Leandro St. Oakland, CA 8:00PM $5

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


this was the second ever bit of experimental/noise/drone/what have you that i ever recorded. just came out. sheesh took long enough. i'll let do the talking for me::::::

"The occasionalist project French Radio is the semi-improvised work of Bruce Anderson, Jim Kaiser, and A.C. Way. Anderson, of course, is the stalwart art-punk guitarist from MX-80; Kaiser and Way are two of the more prolific participants in the damaged improv / noise scene in the Bay Area. As all three of these gentlemen of the avant-garde have their fingers in too many pies to count here, French Radio gigs have been few and far between; and Abandonded Children is only the second album from the trio. Fortunately, they are making up for lost time with two discs worth of gloop, din, murk, and turgid abstraction. The instrumentation for French Radio puts Anderson behind a large semi-circle of effects pedals that occasionally do allow for archetypal sounds to come from the guitar that connects them; Kaiser wields his now signature bicycle wheel with contact mic contraption and some reel-to-reel tape decks; and Way has a lo-tech set-up for turntable, cheap samplers, and microphones through which he utters monotone howls bathed in blackened reverb. The trio is at their best when they dive deep into a subterranean noise, nearing the depths of something oozing from Locrian or Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, as metallic clanks from Kaiser's wheel lumber against strangely soothing blasts of cold noise; but when Anderson's lonesome guitar strums through the din, French Radio is as compelling as anything that Barn Owl has mustered. Each of the three lengthy tracks were studio recordings, made without any overdubs. A limited cd-r release, mind you!"

Saturday, July 30, 2011



Sutekh Hexen

No Funeral




@your haus(aka hazmat) OAKLAND
7pm 8bux

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MOULD 2011

V-Kaos is an improvising black metal musician(as opposed to an improv musician playing black metal...if you get the distinction) from Sweden now living in Portugal. She is also the mastermind behind Mother Of The Hydra. Anyways she just released her 3rd's a split with Drome. There's a bonus track that i provided some drone work for. I haven't heard the final result yet, but given the strength of her previous work i am excited. Any interested parties should read on:::::::::::

The V-Kaos/DROME split "Mould 2011" + the first issue of the Solvtio Perfecta Zine is now available for order.

Tape + zine = 6€ Just tape = 4€. (Postage will be added.)

Tape is limited to 100 copies and the zine to 20 copies.

Contact for orders.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


FRENCH RADIO is my first noise/drone/experimental/improv project ever. Bruce Anderson is a genius and i am always exited to play with him. come and see.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


finaly.... i've released a solo record. yay. it's called "odo". three tracks. not exactly what people expect from me. you might hate it? anyways i'll post reviews as they happen. come to the shows or write me to get one...


"A.C. Way has been a fixture in the Bay Area noise community for close to a decade now, performing constantly and within a number of ensembles (Maleficia, French Radio, Riqis, Carrion, NF Orchest, etc.), but his recorded solo output has been woefully under-represented. He's one to start furiously on projects only to shelve them either out of frustration with the process or if another opportunity might come along. However, the strength of Odo is such that Way should delve back into that repository of mangled tapes and extract more material like this. His means of production often involves a beat-to-shit turntable, a similarly beat-to-shit sampler, vocal growlings, and a noise-freak collection of pedals, resulting in a black noise miasma orbiting around MB, Lasse Marhaug, and Locrian. Odo is a comparatively brighter affair of harmonically interwoven tones and field recordings, but Way's menacing noise lurks throughout. The first of three pieces layers a set of harmonium-sounding drones whose linear stasis is upended by an arching churn of growling, low-end feedback, snapping into the second track of watery field recordings and subterranean drippings sutured to a chorus of mid-range sinetones. The final track engages an uneasy set of feedback tones made even more unsettled by a distant blackened cloud of rumbling distortion slowly joined by a metallic clamor and spectral blasts of wintery black noise. Think the more psychedelic noise of Ramleh, the transitional recordings by Emaciator from noise-to-drone, and most everything that comes out on Utech. Just 20 minutes long, but the price is certainly right! "

Monday, March 21, 2011

SATURDAY 3/26/11





First Church of the Buzzard
2601 Adeline St. Unit#150, Oakland, CA

Sunday, February 13, 2011

these coming up


so i'm not sure where this one's from... it is from the last year.. probably 21 grand.... i fucked up and didn't catalogue this one. sue me. sounds ok though....

Monday, February 7, 2011

This one is from a French Radio show at the Luggage store gallery, 5(?) years ago or so. French radio played and we all did solo sets. The sound bounces around that room like crazy. Anyways once again recorded by J.Kaiser and chopped by me.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

this was live at the church of the buzzard.. it was a 21 Grand benefit(r.i.p.)

recorded by J.Kaiser. chopped and mixed by me.
again at the fucking stork club. show was with Slicing Grandpa, Butcher cover and Al Qaeda

stork club. show was with Barn Owl and Pontiak.

With Bruce Anderson(mx-80). We also play together with Petit Mal as French Radio(my first "experimental" project..). He is pure genius.

1st solo performance ever. didn't go as planned (aka: par for the course..)