#6: Sean Stellfox (Jogja Noise Bombing, ASU (USA), Bossbattle, Stellfox)
This week's episode is the first in a series of three episodes focusing on the Jogja Noise Bombing collective from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Jogja Noise Bombing's annual festival is coming up on 25 and 26 January, so in the weeks leading up to the festival, I'll be interviewing a few members of the collective. If you're unfamiliar with JNB, they are most famous for their guerilla noise performances in public places around Jogjakarta.
First up is an interview with my friend Sean Stellfox. Sean is a noise musician originally from Delaware in the United States but for the past 5 years he has been based in Central Java in Indonesia where he's toured extensively and been involved with projects like the Jogja Noise Bombing Collective, the Noise Bombing label, and the band ASU (USA). He generally performs under the name Bossbattle, but sometimes as Stellfox. In most of his projects Sean primarily works with locally-made and self-built synthesisers.
Last year Sean co-authored the book Jogja Noise Bombing: From the Street to the Stage, which is kind of an oral history of the Jogja Noise Bombing Collective. You download the book for free as an ebook or pdf file from archive.org (check the shownotes for a link), and it's in both English and Indonesian. In 2019 Sean and I also toured together in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and so we talk about that a little bit in the podcast as well.
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Tracks played: ASU (USA) Live in Kyoto, ASU (USA) Live at Jogja Noise Bombing 2018
Concrescence Records YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKkFOv5-FOVTTbl0oojrfw?
Jogja Noise Bombing: From the Street to the Stage book: https://archive.org/details/JNBFSS
Jogja Noise Bombing label: https://noisebombing.bandcamp.com/
ASU (USA) on Bandcamp: https://asuusa.bandcamp.com/
Bossbattle on Bandcamp: https://bossbattle.bandcamp.com/
Audio recording of ASU (USA) at JNB Festival 2018: https://archive.org/details/JogjaNoiseBombingFestival2018LiveRecording