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Merzbow Monday: Merzbow – Aqua Necromancer (Alien8, 1998)

Disruptive Rhythm Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous. – Yehudi … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Merzbow Monday: Merzbow and Gareth Davis – Atsusaku review

Atsusaku, the collaboration of “king of noise” Merzbow and avant-bass clarinetist Gareth Davis, is 40 minutes of burning wind, crumbling static, squealing feedback, klaxons, and sirens. It’s like walking through … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macro/Micro: Sun Ra & Merzbow – Strange City (Cold Spring)

Both Merzbow  and Sun Ra’s “music” deal with large scale forces, extending beyond the limits and confines of The Human, towards a more thorough understanding of: The World We Live In; … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dark Ambient Classics: :zoviet*France: – Eostre (Red Rhino, 1984)

:zoviet*France’s 5th Lp is like a hymn to the rising sun, from some alien dimension. Atonal feedback, unintelligible chanting, scraping static and dismembered zithers form a strange ritual that is … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Poetics Of Space: Alessandro Cortini – Sonno (Hospital Productions)

A sense of place is becoming increasingly important in these disassociated times, as is lovingly illustrated in Boomkat‘s exceptional 14tracks compilation Psychoacoustic Cartography. These seems to be true of every … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sister/Body – Lucifer Efekt (Tesla Tapes)

Do the words ‘post-noise’ or ‘ritual grooves’ heat yr blood? Read on… Lucifer Efekt is the most recent installment on what is fast becoming one of our favorite imprints, Gnod’s … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Peder Mannerfelt – Lines Describing Circles (Digitalis Industries)

Lines Describing Circles, by Peder Mannerfelt, is less an album made of songs than a giant cosmic factory, full of beautiful, if deadly, machines. If there is one thing that … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

For The Sake Of The Song: SBTRKT, The Hare & The Moon + Phantom Love

   Now that the madness of the holidays and the push of the year-end best of lists are behind us, we can resume simply ENJOYING music again, to let it … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Merzbow – Merzbeat

Yesterday, December 19, was World Merzbow Day, in honor of Masami Akita’s 57th birthday. Noise freaks from all over the world organized tributes, releasing EPs and remixes, gathering online to … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

rEcaP: Perc & Einsturzende Neubauten – Stahldub Interpretations + Prostitutes – Shatter And Lose

Welcome to another edition of rEcaP, where we feature some of our favorites of the EP format. EPs are vital to the musical ecosystem; they are often more focused, more … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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