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 groupsThe PumpandNocturnal Emissions(along with brotherDaniel Ayersand then-partnerCaroline Kaye), 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 fromLustmord,SPK,Maurizio Bianchi, and others between 1979 and 1986. In 1987, Ayers inaugurated the Earthly Delights label with the now-canonicalCaroline KrecordingNow 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 artist,