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File under: Noise

Merzbow, Oren Ambarchi

Cat's Squirrel

Label: Hospital Hill

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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Cat's Squirrel is a live recording of Masami Akita & Oren Ambarchi's performance in Sydney, Australia in May 2012. Although Akita & Ambarchi have known one another since 1993 & performed together as part of larger ensembles, this was their first performance as a duo. Together they create a massive wall of sound that moves from the cavernous to the blisteringly psychedelic, laying down shifting low-end structures over which pointillist details ricochet across the stereo field. Akita & Ambarchi's voices blend together into a sonic morass. Moving through a number of episodes, from deluges of reverberated metal screeches to rapid-fire iterations of visceral electronic tones, the record reaches a high point midway through the second side, where Akita's electronics gradually thin out into a stream of skipping chirps & screeches while around him Ambarchi builds up a dense mass of phasing low-end guitar tones; the duo patiently developing an impenetrable wall of ecstatic, psychedelic noise." - Francis Plagne

File under: Noise
Cat. number: HH 4130740CD
Year: 2013
Recorded live May 13, 2012 at the Aurora Festival, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Australia. Mastering at Chinatown, Melbourne Aug 2012. Thank You: Alex Pozniak, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Aurora Festival. Vinyl version available on Black Truffle Records. © & ℗ Hospital Hill. Made in Australia. Housed in a deluxe DVD-sized hardcover book-style package. Limited to 500 copies.