LAFMS: how low can you go?

LAFMS: how low can you go? A short film portrait of the Los Angeles Free Music Society.

These irreverent, LA-based experimental musicians have been fearlessly exploring sound since the early 1970’s. The collective is bonded by friendship and a love for blowing apart boundaries. LAFMS helped birth modern noise music and have influenced artists around the world.

This documentary directed by Holly Thompson and Mark McNeill, tells the story of the Los Angeles Free Music Society through interviews and live performance clips featuring LAFMS Members: Ace Farren Ford, Dennis “Duck” Mehaffey, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Joseph Hammer, Mitchell Brown, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion and Vetza Trussell.

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“Check out this film. It’s about something you don’t know about but you do know about, and if you’re a noise nerd you definitely know about… While all these wankers were toodle jerkin’ their geetars, or gettin’ rockin roll geetarded, these dudes were breaking shit, wrangling wild tape loops, making jerk-canned techno and generally fucking the fabric of time! So dope.” – Peaking Lights