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MERZBOW - Anicca

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cold Spring Records CSR107CD
Release Year: 2008
Note: on ANICCA the MERZBOWIE-an noise is not only created by electronics, but also in a more conventional way on a drum-set and other instruments, a super furious sonic orgy is created that sets free pure energy!!!
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Neues Studiomaterial! Auf ANICCA lrmt MERZBOW nicht nur mit Elektronik, sondern auch ganz konventionell ekstatisch am Schlagzeug, sowie auf "handgemachten Instrumenten" unbekannter Art. Eine absolute Lrmorgie in drei Teilen, die nicht unbedingt komplex-verschwurbelt ist, sondern einfach Energie pur freisetzt.

"The first track on Merzbow's latest opus was recorded at Tin Pan Alley studios, London, on 20th April 2008 - the day after his momentous performance at ULU. Akita created an astounding and very unique 20-minute track, playing freestyle drums over his trademark noise. The final 2 tracks were created at Munemi House in Tokyo. Another fine example of why Merzbow is the undisputed King of Japanese Noise! 58 minutes in total." [label info]

"To begin a review by claiming Masami Akita as "the undisputed king of Japanese noise" would be a clich that has probably been used 200 times before, counting each time Masami Akita has come up with a new Merzbow-album from his laboratory of sonic extremity. On this latest album "Anicca" released on the excellent British Cold Spring-label, Merzbow presents three pieces of ear-shattering noise. Opening piece titled "Anicca Part 1" is a twenty minutes piece recorded in London just after the well-acclaimed noise event at the Ulu club in April 2008 featuring Merzbow, Satori and Sutcliffe Jugend. The piece separates in its inclusion of improvised freestyle drum-work from Masami Akita. The use of drums adds an interesting rhythm structure in the abrasive work. The contrast between acoustic sounds and electronic noise gives a quite interesting result. The next two pieces has been derived from Munemi House in Tokyo demonstrating Merzbow's ability to control and manipulate harsh sound textures and thus create the effect of hypnotism. Especially the third and final part of Anicca is an enjoyable exploration with the use of sonar sounds as part of the noise texture. Yet another fine work of anti-music from the Japanese legend which 30 years after his first shot still seems to find new paths in his jungle of sonic madness." [Vital Weekly]