Tuesday 7 December 2021

Nigel Ayers in Conversation with Noise Extra

We were delighted to have Nigel Ayers of Nocturnal Emissions join us for a fascinating discussion. To celebrate the release of the new book “Electronic Resistance”, Nigel took us back to the early days of industrial culture through the lens of Nocturnal Emissions. We get into working with MB and SPK, early mail art contacts, and how NE’s approach evolved throughout the years. Another mandatory history lesson is now in session.

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Saturday 2 October 2021

Nigel Ayers on Electronic Resistance - the book

Since the late 1970s, Nigel Ayers (b. 1957, UK) has cut a bracing, subversive path through the contemporary underground, bridging DIY industrial enthusiasms with multimedia experimentation to form a singular body of work. Co-founder of the groups The Pump and Nocturnal Emissions (along with brother Daniel Ayers and then-partner Caroline K), Ayers has been a contributor to and proponent of industrial music’s high-water marks, his Sterile Records imprint disseminating not only NE sides but also defining work from LustmordSPKMaurizio Bianchi, and others between 1979 and 1986. In 1987, Ayers inaugurated the Earthly Delights label with the now-canonical Caroline K recording Now Wait For Last Year, and the imprint has since served as Ayers’s primary outlet for releasing new work, whether as Magnetizdat, Spanner Thru Ma Beatbox, or Nocturnal Emissions, a going concern to this day.

Published, designed, and produced by Ross Waitman and Amaya Productions in collaboration with the artistELECTRONIC RESISTANCE compiles mail-art, collages, assemblages, flyers, slides, video stills, ephemera, record and tape covers to present an arresting cross-section of the genre-sundering art Nigel Ayers created between 1980 and 1992. It features an introductory reflection from Ayers, as well as an essay entitled “Bleeding Images: Antipsychiatry, Death, and Mind Control” by art historian and critic Nicholas Ballet (Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), contextualizing Ayers’s work and extensive career.

ELECTRONIC RESISTANCE is 9.25" x 12.25", 160 pages, full color offset, quarterbound wrap hardcover. Printed by Edition One (Oakland, CA). Limited edition of 750 copies.

Signed and embossed risograph print limited to 250. Limited print measures 7.5" x 12"

To get the print edition order direct from: www.amaya-productions.com


Soleilmoon Recordings (Oregon)


Digital Regress (California)


Rubycon Records (Los Angeles)


These Days (Los Angeles)


Scream & Writhe (Quebec City)


Sentimental Youth (Berlin)


Industrial Coast (UK) 


Torn Light (Ohio)


Sunday 12 September 2021

Some Kinda Mushroom

I've just finished making this 1/24 scale model of the legendary Some Kinda Mushroom record shop in Newbold Rd, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, as it looked in the early 1970s.

Friday 3 September 2021

Nocturnal Emissions: Dyskinesia

Thursday 15 April 2021

Caroline K ‘Now Wait for Last Year’ Pt 3

Caroline K ‘Now Wait for Last Year’ Pt 2

Caroline K ‘Now Wait for Last Year’ Pt 1

Wednesday 24 March 2021

A dangerous record! Nigel Ayers on record collecting.

gets the names, dates and suppliers scrambled. An unreliable narrative, but what do you expect at 7 o'clock in the morning?

Friday 19 March 2021

Trade Nuclear Space Mission

Trade Nuclear Space Mission: how I subverted the nuclear arms race in India, 1979

Saturday 6 March 2021

Nocturnal Emisions First Live Performance

It was 40 years ago today

Friday 5 March 2021

Original Sound Tracks

Friday 5 February 2021

Nocturnal Emissions - Minimal Works 2