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Cafe OTO (2CD)

Label: Cold Spring

Format: 2CD

Genre: Noise

In stock

A documentation of prolific Japanese noise master Merzbow's double show at London's Cafe OTO in October 2016.

Rhythm-driven and rammed with highly sculpted frequencies, Merzbow's sound is entirely remorseless. Furious squalls and delicate sine-warps post this one on the more psychedelic end of Akita's output. Truly relentless, it is still hard to believe he created "Untitled Knife I" on a casual Saturday afternoon. Be careful with that volume... "Performed on what looked like a hand-built guitar-like instrument and aided by a table full of electronics, all controlled by the legendary Japanese artist. The concert was very much about the physical impact of the sound. At several points during the set I could feel the fabric of my jeans and jacket vibrating from the extreme frequencies played at excessive volume... an intense and constant sonic attack" - Irregular Notes On Music

Cat. number: CSR331CD
Year: 2023

Double CD in a matt-finish gatefold ecopak with photography by Masami Akita.