Macronympha

Macronympha

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"More like a mirror we reflect society, some things you might not ordinarily look at. A dark and perversely twisted photo-journalism. Freaks and other like-minded individuals aren't the only people who can look past "-isms" and "-ologies" to find a relevant voice. NOISE is as old as millions of years of volcanic eruption and mountain erosion. The modern industry of metal and machines added more to this mix. All we do is use everything at our disposal to record the true power that had been filling the airwaves since the beginning of time." -- Joseph Roemer
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Macronympha Discography

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Macronympha Insane Torture Device Mother Savage Noise Productions US 1991 Sell This Version
Macronympha Physical Chaos Mother Savage Noise Productions US 1992 Sell This Version
Grae.Com / Macronympha Grae.Com / Macronympha - Indoctrination / Blast Furnace RRRecords, SSS Productions US 1992 Sell This Version
Trance / Macronympha Trance / Macronympha - Audio Image Assault G.R.O.S.S. Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Sudden Infant / Grey Wolves* / Macronympha Sudden Infant / Grey Wolves* / Macronympha - Interzone 3 SSS Productions US 1993 Sell This Version
The Grey Wolves & Macronympha The Grey Wolves & Macronympha - Slash Sol Niger UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Macronympha Noise Terrorism(Cass, C60) Mother Savage Noise Productions none US 1993 Sell This Version
Macronympha Ultimate Vibrator Mother Savage Noise Productions US 1994 Sell This Version
Macronympha Insemination Bath / Radio For The People Stinky Horse Fuck UK 1994 Sell This Version
Macronympha Relentless Agony Art Konkret Germany 1994 Sell This Version
MS-09 Cock E.S.P. / Macronympha Cock E.S.P. / Macronympha - Cock E.S.P./Macronympha(Cass, C63) Mother Savage Noise Productions MS-09 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Macronympha Macronympha(Cass, Ltd, C90) Mother Savage Noise Productions none US 1994 Sell This Version
Macronympha Notes From Underground Self Abuse Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Macronympha Crack b/b tapes Italy 1995 Sell This Version
Macronympha Grind Old Europa Cafe Italy 1995 Sell This Version
Macronympha The Spectacle Of Ravishing Our Maidens Slaughter Productions Italy 1995 Sell This Version
Macronympha Naked Denunciation Of Infrasonic Exchange Noise US 1994 Sell This Version
Macronympha Recycled Music RRRecords US 1995 Sell This Version
Macronympha Whorechestra Mother Savage Noise Productions US 1995 Sell This Version
Macronympha White Music Zero Cabal US 1995 Sell This Version
Macronympha Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Album) Praxis Dr. Bearmann Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Macronympha / MXM (3) Macronympha / MXM (3) - Untitled(Cass, Promo, C90) Mother Savage Noise Productions none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Mother Savage / The Grey Wolves / Macronympha Mother Savage / The Grey Wolves / Macronympha - Open Up Wounds(Cass, Promo, C10) Mother Savage Noise Productions none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Evil Moisture & Macronympha Evil Moisture & Macronympha - The Tentacles Of The Octopus Sometimes Compete Against Each Other(CD) Pure (4) none US 1995 Sell This Version
Macronympha / Government Alpha Macronympha / Government Alpha - Obliteration Xerxes, Mother Savage Noise Productions Japan 1996 Sell This Version

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armenia

armenia

February 4, 2017
Joseph Roemer sent me an email about his representation on One Dark Eye releases and concept, please change any information concerning Joseph Roemer and One Dark Eye.

Thanks,

LS

Here is the story of One Dark Eye:
One Dark Eye was another project started in Roemer's bedroom in Monroeville as an outlet for the less harsh....more ambient and experimental side of Macronympha. The project was named as such because Roemer had eye surgery as a child and has a permanent dark shadow under his left eye. Roemer started designing artwork and a logo, when Rodger was able to borrow an Ensoniq keyboard synth.....similar to the one seen being used by Eric Lunde when he first recorded for RRR. While using the synth along with his Digitech efx and other techniques Stella recorded two tapes of O.D.E. material some of which was used on the first MSNP tape... "Transmissions ......"which was all material he created. By the time a second tape came out "Kyptopyrrole".... the two had also used some tracks for compilations. On the second O.D.E. tape most source material was still from Rodger's Ensoniq session although extra sounds were added by Roemer as well as doing the final edit. By this time the NOISE WAR idea had come to them (1992-1993) so Stella began silk screening art while Roemer contacted all the participating artists with invitations. At this time Joe and Rodger were able to borrow an 8- track Fostex reel to reel recorder from Manny Theiner in Pittsburgh and those spacey echo pings and loops of sci fi sounding electronics were what Rodger came up with for our NOISE WAR O.D.E. track ......as well as sounds used on new releases.

When Rodger moved to San Francisco in 1995 Rodger did not keep in contact for ten years until 2005 after Roemer was invited to "No Fun Fest" in NYC. During that 10 year period Roemer kept releasing O.D.E. material and began using his partner Liz Fox making sounds in their living room ....creating new material because the older original material was running out and had been used often.Also when Joe asked Tim Oliveira to join Macronympha Tim and his Stimbox project had a whole different array of cool and interesting less harsh /more experimental sounds that were suited to O.D.E. work, so during that time Roemer recorded, mixed,edited and did O.D.E. projects for SPITE label "Sky, horse and egg" , the One Dark Eye with gas mask suicide cover for KdF in Germany, the definitive O.D.E. work which is the double Cd on non mi piace label in france " Chronicle of a Death foretold", as well as some vinyl tracks for labels in sweden and usa. In 1997-98 Roemer even collaborated with Telepherique in Germany to do the CD "Body Shop"......all made form motors and car noises for Patrick O'Neils side label from Self Abuse---- Solipsism.

During the time Roemer was mixing all the One Dark Eye material....Stella was credited whenever Roemer used his sources. When those ran out....Rodger was not credited with releases he was not on. However during this period Roemer participated in several compilations and supplied O.D.E.tracks to various labels. It has been said that Roemer never credited Rodger for his work and this is simply not true. Many times when Joe would send a track for compilation he would include all the history of how the work was made but not all labels put in such info and data. If there were tracks that appeared that did not credit Rodger properly it was due to the fact that Joe explained that the work had other sources from other people to label owners.....but since they corresponded with Roemer at his PA address.....often those details were left out of the credits and just the 1180 colgate address and Roemer's name were credited for the track. This was NOT Roemer's fault. Over the years he has used sources from Rodger, Tim, Liz, Mlehst, K2, Birch Cat motel, Odal,
Yasutoshi etc and always tried to include everyone properly. Sometimes when you are producing 20-30 releases a year it can be difficult to keep track of every item.

So it is understandable that Stella is perfectly within his rights to use the One Dark Eye name for releases.... as is Roemer. Neither one owns the name exclusively and it is a sad day when history is ignored and alternative facts are used to distort the actual process. Roemer continues to record his own O.D.E. work and since he teamed up with Leo Sabatto as the current Macronympha....they plan to continue doing so and as one can see on other areas of the internet Mr. Stella continues to use the name also . There is room for both .....so when you hear loops and Roland sampler tricks, with endless repetitive drones ...it's Rodger and when you hear the more linear /disjointed up & down dynamic stuff, that is weird .....it's Roemer.

Also OVMN was Roemer's idea too. Optimum Volume Maximum Noise. One day he was looking at his JOVAN cologne bottle and saw the OVN and liked the look so he wanted a harsher .....wall -of-noise version of Macronympha and decided on that name . All the OVMN work has been mastered, mixed and recorded by Roemer so Rodger really has no claim to it except older Macro sounds were used on the first release with THIRDORGAN. The tape for Self Abuse was made by Roemer ans was the Lp for Armed and loaded and the spilt with audible xxy which had Incapacitants sources. Almost all early OVMN works had legacy Macro sources and were identified as such and when those sounds ran out Joe stopped releasing OVMN work . About the same time in 1999-2000 he ended his MSNP label until reviving it in 2006 for the last macro tour with Roemer and Stella...the last official OVMN release was made by Joe and no new OVMN work by him has been made since..
Roemer and Sabatto are planning new works and a retrospective of the OVMN collabs from the past. Keep looking because in 2017 more OVMN will become available.
armenia

armenia

September 18, 2016
edited 6 months ago
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 08:21:59 -0700
>From: JOSEPH ROEMER email
>Subject: hey Leo here's something to share....
>To: lsabatto@hotmail.com
>
>hey Leo,
> of course Rodger's head is up his ass where his addled brain lives. i didn't quit any tour in 2007. the tour ended when i threw his drug stained self out of my car in nycity and ended it. i was sick of his shit and he was trying to make our live performances into a clown show which isn't me or Macro !! really?......stupid stuffed furry animals and goofy/happy japanese girls ostage? chasing after heroin at 3am after a gig and knowing i am not anyone's BABYSITTER and NURSEMAID !!! rodger has a lot of growing up to do. he's almost forty for fuck sake !!
> Macronympha was ALWAYS my original project and Stella wouldn't even know about noise and the alt.
> music bboards we discovered at CMU in 1987 when he was like a 17 year old kid still listeninmg to the CURE thinking robert smith was "oh soooooooooo cool" (he even had the one side shaved haircut) when i met him and turned him on to Merzbow,K2, Incapacitants,CCCC. don't make me laugh. all Rodgers "alternative thinking" came from reading books and RE search magazine etc. he was young and talented however with digitech loopers/synths and he did final mixing well but over the years i'd say we have done 50/50 % with the final mastering for our projects. all i am trying to say is that Rodger can use the name if he wants but he is really not deserving or welcome to share the reputation anymore. MACRONYMPHA in it's perfect best and purest form is FOREVER finished and he needs to get over that.
> he uses the name to make his dope money and get drinks and some press. that's fine but EVERYONE knows that without me and my sounds there is no Macro. when i record something new it is an official MACRO release. whatever Stella pumps out is rehashed material we have all heard forever...remixed and remixed same old Macro sounds. if he does do anything original it should be under his Hollow Bush or solo RS name /...just like the beat tape the Wire
> reviewed and commented that .....as usual...it gets boring and goes on way too long. Rodger may mix well but he loves himself so much he can't cut his crap into more easily digestible slices. so there is conflict and disagreement between us ...true... but all the noise heads know who is the real "noise warrior" and who is the ironic clown acting like an "artiste". he did do some nice silk screen work though with his girl early on when we made some handmade pkg.s but all the circuit board and sex designs along with the color collages are all mine as well as the booklets. the Macro aesthetic of extreme journalism is also mine. all Stella ever contributed were idiotic and disgusting racial images ( i am sure he's a red neck from Alabama who listens to FOX news) against blacks and his sick obsession with nazis and skinheads and right wing ideology.
> the hours and hours of recorded metal sounds that make up 70% of the macro sound are from my basement and anyone who has ever visited knows my noise dungeon and has seen the thousands of lbs. of scrap we hauled from the junkyard. i have used all the appliances in my house as well as the samples from industrial settings to kick off and define the Macro
> harshness and Stella, well....he mixes and loops and does his thing but he can never stand alone as being Macronympha. he's merely delusional and monotonous and keeps the same self - agrandizing story loop about his greatness and contibutions going on and on like his Roland sampler. we've heard it all before and all i can do is.......LAUGH.
>
> MacroJoe
> Leo please post this EVERYWHERE for me and tell the world the real story....thanks!!
ashleyc

ashleyc

May 1, 2014
Dudes! Make up, and get over with it.
J.R.Casual

J.R.Casual

August 24, 2011
Macronympha has been reformed as of 2007 and no longer includes rodger stella. the newest memeber is nick painter and joe roemer as always, is the main MACRO man. rodger has been releasing an endless rehash of old material but none is actually new or real MACRONYMPHA. joe roemer has a new hard psychedelic noise rock band called CASUAL APPROACH and their new CD is about out now. it's on Psychedelic Farm Records. it will appeal to some noise fans as well as fans of : Acid Mother's Temple,Earthless, Butthole Surfers etc...because it's like black flag and black sabbath meets the melvins. when anyone wants official MACRO items or new material please contact joe...

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