Ear Nerve – The Horror, The Horror

Cassette.  Baby Brain Tapes.  1988. Ear Nerve was invited to play at a big show at the New College of California but not on stage. We set up in a long narrow zigzag hallway leading to the toilets. The busy hallway gave us a captive audience of alternative music aficionados waiting to piss. The growing … Continue reading

Ear Nerve – Earache

Cassette.  Baby Brain Tapes.  1988. Another impromptu marathon studio session and junk food fest with little demented melody lines and vocals creeping in like cockroaches on chrome table legs. Polyrhythmic eruptions remind one of a rivetting tool dropping through 20 floors of open girder. Ear Ache was recorded digitally on a borrowed video camera at … Continue reading


The artist is a skilled draftsman and finds drawing the human form to be an endless series of exercises in space, gravity and composition. Figure 001 Figure 002 Figure 003

Trans Magazine Interview

Trans Magazine Interview (Spring 1988) Justin Lepanto with Walter Alter JL Walter, most observers would agree that your artistic career has drawn its share of heat from the art establishment, and, interestingly, from the avant garde underground, as well. you’ve characterized yourself as a “pariah among pariahs”. your iconoclasm is apparent, particularly in your writings … Continue reading