This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.Learn more

Soundohm

play

Merzbow

Triwave Pagoda (Tape)

Label: Elevator Bath

Format: Tape

Genre: Experimental

Preorder: To be released in mid/late June 2021

€14.00
+
-

** Deluxe 40-minute Cassette, limited edition of 150, each with full-color six-panel j-card in clear Norelco case, plus full-color outer o-card featuring collage art by Masami Akita **  "Triwave Pagoda" is a blistering sonic depiction of space travel through rough and choppy atmospheres. Turbulence is ever-present and the cacophonic, dying equipment is about to give out. But the occasional shooting comet is still visible. And behind the controls is an impeccably credentialed master of flight who never loses control of his craft. That Masami Akita has always been (and continues to be) influenced by the early mages of electronic music should come as no surprise. But the nebular synth flourishes are perhaps more present here than in much of Merzbow's expanding universe. The effortless juxtaposition of sparse modular squiggles and crushing clangor is as dazzling as it is satisfying. Of course, ruthless, abrasive noise is still the main attraction. Despite the expert knob-twiddling, "Triwave Pagoda" is a grounded effort, recorded at Munemihouse, Tokyo.

Fitting, then, that the title precisely sums up this dichotomy: 'Triwave' is a reference to the 4ms Triwave Picogenerator utilized in track 1; 'pagoda' a reference to the earthbound architecture glimpsed in Akita's collage gracing the front cover. The combination suggests a melding of vintage and modern sensibilities as a remnant from an era past is launched into space by means of discontinued effects pedals and other electronic wizardry. It's a description worthy of Merzbow's finest work, to which "Triwave Pagoda" makes a valuable addition.

Details
Cat. number: eeaoa059
Year: 2021

More by Merzbow

10x6=60CD Box Set
10x6=60CD Box | €360.00
Door Open at 8 A.M. (2LP)
2 LP | €42.00
Green Wheels (2LP)
LP | €29.90
Black Crows Cyborg (Coloured LP)
Coloured LP | €25.90
Scandal
CD | €15.00
Dying Mapa Tapes (3CD Box)
3CD Box | €35.00
EXD
CD | €13.50
Achromatic (LP)
LP | €22.90
Marmo
CD | €13.00
StereoAkuma
CD | €13.50
Kyoto Oct 21 2018 (LP)
LP | €23.90
Cat's Squirrel
LP | €16.90
Guya / Greed
Vinyl LP | €15.00
13 Japanese Birds Vol.13
CD | €12.99
Kakapo (LP)
LP | €19.90

More from Elevator Bath

Bella (Clear LP)
Clear LP | €25.90
Crónica de un Secuestro
CD | €13.50
Tracey Feels Worse
CD | €13.50
Pa
CD | €13.50
Kruos (LP)
LP | €21.90
Music of Liberation (2LP)
2LP | €24.00
First Thus
CD | €13.50
Mercurial Horizon
CD | €13.50
Oaxaca Dawn | Bamboo (LP Picture Disc)
LP picture disc | €21.90
Wattle (LP Picture Disc)
LP Picture Disc | €21.90
Proscenium (LP+7")
LP + 7" | €22.90
The Way Things Go (2LP)
LPx2 | €24.00
Eraldus I Eravaldus
Vinyl LP Picture | €18.00
Dreamz / Blue Polz
Vinyl LP Picture | €18.00