Was my ultimate pleasure to have witnessed the epoch-making moment, two kings, #keijihaino and #merzbow came together last night. Atsuhiro Ito on the third slide and Bear Bones, Lay Low on the fourth slide were also pretty bad asses. Aaahh, what a night!
Pre-work jams: Wattle by Masami Akita (better known as Merzbow). This is a relatively recent release, limited to 270 copies on the planet. Kinda weird knowing I’m one of so few to own it. Intense, droning noise that is strangely relaxing. It’s like if you put a white noise generator through a V600 engine and let Zeus slap it with lightning bolts. It you’re the kind of person who finds that relaxing, welcome to the club. #merzbow#noise#vinyl
A.Bnegative, Break Exploitative Taste.
01. This Witch I
So I guess I went ahead and started this tonight. Don't expect the sound quality, or even musical quality to get much better than this.
The idea is to carefully sample the original, remix it in a listenable way, but then destroy it in every way I can. If you hate all of it, that's cool, just pretend it's a #Merzbow or #Coil remix and try again.
The idea is to make it sound unstable, as a middle finger to everyone dragging @azealiabanks and turning mental health and accusations of wild instability into tabloid gossip.
In the Suicidal States of America, we have plenty of examples of instability, and most of them are middle aged white spree killers. The only things AB has killed is every verse and every fucking song she has written. Besides, if boring idiot centrist can "rehabilitate" W. Bush, surely everyone can fucking get over some shit on Twitter. Personally, I have to curate every account I have once a week because of my mouth - and Adderall, maybe.
MEGA POST for #novvinylchallenge
Day 2- Sounds best on vinyl. I started listing to #electricwizard by digital downloads when I first heard this record I heard a dynamic of sounds I never heard before. Killer band killer record. Day 3- First Pressing of #fullofhell#merzbow Split enough said. Day 4- best packaging. I love when bands go all out on releases. This cover is screen printed as well as stitched. I actually got this for free in a discogs purchase and it’s a great record too. #crowsfeet . Day 5- I didn’t collect vinyl in high school. So here is a record I picked up last time I was in Chicago. Never heard of #rash before but boy does this rip. Day 6- this a band from my home state Indiana. They were short lived but always put on one hell of a show. Vocalist looked good in a Saran Wrap skirt I must say. #supportthetroopsin
Noise music. It’s much more than a rhetorical set of words. This is absolutely pushing music to its limit, this is far beyond the sonic point of no return. Performed for the first time by Italian composer Luigi Russolo in 1914, it is a bombardment pure noise. Guitar feedback, loud drones, static, field recordings, computer generated noise, random machinery, and unconventional instruments all put into a musical context. The noise is so mind shattering and ear rattling that there’s no time and space to interpret whatever is going on, but do you even want to interpret it? Seriously, you feel your mind being bent by these sounds to such a degree that it clearly doesn’t want to be interpreted or manipulated by the listener. It takes the main part of what makes music great, the experience, and pushes it to incredible extremes where everyone gets almost the same feelings while listening to such an unorthodox art. Confusion, anger, unease, or as what happened to the audience of Russolo’s 1917 performance, pure violent rage. But what did you expect? It is the musical equivalent of putting razors in candy and then trick or treating at your own house. Regardless, there has to be a certain level of brilliance and patience to an artist that makes this music. For someone such as Lou Reed known for his smooth grooves and great songwriting for The Velvet Underground and his own solo projects to go so off the deep end into straight up noise takes a high level of creativity and mental diversion. You must open your mind to the fact that art has zero boundaries to accept and understand this genre of music. For this intense mind boggling genre, here’s 5 essentials and 5 personal favorites.
1. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music
2. Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps
3. Merzbow - Pulse Demon
4. Kevin Drumm - Sheer Hellish Miasma
5. John Wiese - Soft Punk
1. Merzbow - Pulse Demon
2. Ramleh - Hole in the Heart
3. Kevin Drumm - Sheer Hellish Miasma
4. Melt-Banana - Teeny Shiny
5. Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow