This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.Learn more
Log in or Sign up

Soundohm

Merzbow, Balázs Pándi, Mats Gustafsson

Cuts

Label: RareNoise Records

Format: CD

Out of stock

If jazz, as the eminent critic Whitney Balliet once wrote, is the “sound of surprise,” Cuts, an intensely cathartic, fiercely turbulent collaboration between Japanese noise purveyor Masami Akita (aka Merzbow), Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi and Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustasfsson, is the “sound of shock and awe.” A sonic assault of epic proportions, it blends the bombast of Merzbow’s grinding white noise barrages with Pandi’s thunderous pulse on the kit and Gustafsson’s ferocious abandon on baritone sax and clarinet mixed with live electronics, bringing to mind a marriage of Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music and Coltrane’s Interstellar Space, with touches of Sonic Youth’s sonic mayhem thrown in for good measure.

Details
Cat. number: RNR030
Year: 2013
Genre: Jazz
File under: Improvised Music