sIn is a harsh noise artist from Singapore who has been making music since 1992. Originally from the hardcore punk scene, he started making noise around a decade ago and has since toured extensively in Southeast Asia (mostly with his friend Dennis who performs as Schizophrenic Wonderland) and released a huge amount of recorded material. He works primarily with DIY equipment to generate sound and lighting, and he puts on some of the most intense performances you'll see at a DIY noise show.
Saleh doesn't have much of an online presence for his music, but you can find him on Instagram and in some other places if you look. As he says in the interview, he's all about the personal connection, so reach out and say hi to him if you're interested in what he does. For me, Saleh embodies everything that's great about DIY; he works hard to make things happen, he's incredibly generous in sharing the resources he has with other musicians, and he's always pushing himself creatively to do something he hasn't done before.
I also want to mention a new compilation called Sonic Vortex, which is out now on the Mindblasting netlabel. You can download it for free from archive.org or the Mindblasting webpage, and it's a huge 36 track beast which showcases what's going on in noise from around Southeast Asia right now. Saleh has a track on the compilation, as do I, and also a couple of previous guests on this podcast like Indra Menus and ASU (USA).
Please subscribe to Concrescence Records on YouTube if you're a YouTube person. You can also get all of the episodes of the podcast on there too. Every Friday I'm posting a new 4k performance video, and on Mondays I post slightly lower quality handheld videos. At the moment I'm posting sets from the Jogja Noise Bombing Festival a few weeks ago; last week I posted a collaborative set between Catatonia from Singapore and Tzii from Belgium, and just as of this morning there's a crazy noise set by Chen Yi Chung and Wei Wang, who are two DJs from Taiwan.
NOTE: this week's episode is coming out a few days late because I've had a bit of scheduling hiccup, but I'll be back to the normal Tuesday release schedule for next week's episode, so you can expect that in a few days.
Tracks played: "wash my sins away", "Shonanto"
Links for sIn:
SEA 4 way split (sIn, Indra Menus, Anak Bukit, Slay Your Boyfriend): https://noisebombing.bandcamp.com/album/nb13-sea-4-way-split-part-2
Sonic Vortex volume 1: https://archive.org/details/sonicvortexvolume1
Pancawala split (Coffee Faith, Dissonant, BRRR., DJ Miko, Anquan): https://mindblasting.wordpress.com/2020/01/01/pancawala-split/
Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw