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Jeff Chenault (Central) Don’t leave this man alone with a tape recorder. Well trained in tactical subversion, he is the master at technological manipulation. Untrained on conventional instruments, he instead concentrates his maniacal energies on bending tape recorders, synthesizers, percussion and pure noise to his will.
Being very much into the underground cassette culture, he is the founding member of the I.T.N. label (short for International Terrorist Network). In addition to releasing his own tapes under his own name and various collaborations, he also has numerous tapes done for labels around the world. His first vinyl appearance was when a collaboration track between Jeff and Chris Phinney appeared on the Hands To/Mental Anguish split LP. This album was issued as a limited edition of 250. Since then he has appeared on two CD compilations “Music For Shopping” and “Adventures In Modern Recording”.
Both are compilations of electronic musicians from Central Ohio released on the Black Music label. Since meeting Andrew Izold in 1990 they have released a plethora of audio mayhem under the names 10-Speed Guillotine and Resonance. Jeff also currently plays out live as Central Inhabitants to showcase his dark subsonic nightmares in sound.
Andrew Izold (Alois) The straight man; the safety coating on a bitter pill. Andy has worked in all styles of musical formats, on any number of instruments. The more conventionally trained of the two, he has played drums for the R.C. Mob (on Warner Bros.), and produced as well as engineered the first Scrawl album on Rough Trade. He has played guitars, drums and synthesizers in numerous country, punk, experimental and rock and roll type bands. He also creates music for various video productions and owns his own recording studio the “Pleasure Lab.” He has also appeared on two aforementioned CD compilations “Music For Shopping” and “Adventures In Modern Recording”.
After graduating from Akron University with an electronics engineering degree he now resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He still works with Jeff Central creating soundscapes under the name of Resonance and continues to pursue his own eletro-alternative sounds under the guise of Full Load of King.