Label founder and NPR music writer Lars Gotrich is interviewed.
Thor’s Rubber Hammer (TRHP) is the brainchild of Lars Gotrich. After moving from Athens, GA where TRHP was documenting purveyors of the drone/noise scene, the label migrated north to Washington, DC. Since moving to DC, TRHP has grown to be one of my favorite experimental/free jazz/noise/drone labels documenting the fringes of independent music. For a great introduction to the aesthetic sense of Lars and his tastes, check out the Infinite Fjords Sampler, with tracks from Susan Alcorn, Talibam!, Chartreuse, and more. Lars took some time out to answer a few questions about his label, NPR, the Ecstatic Jazz Duos series, good record stores in Athens, and the next several releases.