Jeff (Central) Chenault (Noise, Loops, Audio Deviance)
Jeff Chenault is a sonic explorer who has been recording in Columbus, Ohio since 1983. Originally from Port Huron, Michigan, Jeff’s early experiments were unannounced noise improvisations.
In the early 1980's, he founded the ITN/Exoteque Music label and released over 60 cassettes of original music.
His multiple collaborations include James Towning of Fact 22, Mark Gunderson of the Evolution Control Committee, Andy Izold of 10-Speed Guillotine, Chris Phinney of Mental Anguish, Mike Shiflet, David Reed and countless others.
In 1989 he formed the influential cyberpunk band 10-Speed Guillotine with Andy Izold. They would go on to record a plethora of recordings under various names and styles over a 20 year period.
In 1994 Jeff formed the Weird Lovemakers with Mark Gunderson and Greg Fernandez. Their musical style ranged from electronic lounge to film soundtracks. They performed "live" soundtracks for the Avant Garage Film Festival performed at the Wexner Center of the Arts. Notable films include Nosferatu, Leaves from Satan's Book, and Maya Deren's surrealist film Meshes of the Afternoon.
Jeff’s current audio projects include Circuitry Room with former 10-Speed band mate Andy Izold and with longtime friend and collaborator Dan Rockwell. He is also working with French theremin player Jimmy Virani and percussionist extraordinaire Dave Cohen as The Escargonauts. Jeff is also working with David Reed (Envenomist) under the name Chalet Endure and are currently working on their first release.
When not recording, Jeff is also a producer, music historian, and preservationist. He is currently producing a series of rare Exotica music for Dionysus Records.