- I may receive a lot of flack for this, but I really dig Merzbow. He's kind
of Xenakis meets death metal. I find what he's doing to have an appealing
logic or flow to it. He's automatist to a ceratin degree; I don't know
specifically how he organises his shit but he seems to be consistenly
successful with what it seems like he's trying to do. It's not everyday
music for me, but, album for album, he's pretty varied within his chosen
parameters. He's also a writer and studied art in school as well; he often
does his own album covers.
That album, Aqua NeuroMancer, was it?... That album is really interesting,
definitely one of his more accessible albums. He works with Soft Machine
samples as the basis for one 'tune', Soft Drums.
- I've actually seen Merzbow perform.
It was UNGODLY-LOUD-BEYOND-ANY-COHERENT-BELIEF
I stuck it out as long as I could, but I ended up going outside of the tiny
room where it was being held & shutting BOTH sets of doors & listening from
the alley/parking lot area!!
I'm glad I went - it's something to tell someone else's grandchildren, but I
can't exactly say I "enjoyed" it.
> From: CuneiWay@...I saw Borbetomagus once in this rat hole of a cellar club...the 2 sax players
> I've actually seen Merzbow perform.
> It was UNGODLY-LOUD-BEYOND-ANY-COHERENT-BELIEF
> I stuck it out as long as I could, but I ended up going outside of the tiny
> room where it was being held & shutting BOTH sets of doors & listening from
> the alley/parking lot area!!
> I'm glad I went - it's something to tell someone else's grandchildren, but I
> can't exactly say I "enjoyed" it.
shoved these big ass microphones down the bell's of their horns and just went
for it. I lasted about 10 minutes, till my ears started bleeding,went
upstairs, still couldnt handle it...went outside and closed the front door of
the club...still coudnt do it...went across the street and sat on someones
Music Beyond Boundaries
- funny thread. i saw einsturzende neubauten play in a big, open cement club
two years. i had to stand behind a wide concrete support pillar to deflect
the sound, which was so loud it was like a physical pressure. forgot my
cottonballs (i should know by now!) and spent a fair amount of time looking
for some cigarette butts, anything, to shove in my ears to lessen the din.
then i thought, "hey, those guys are my age! they gotta be stone deaf by
i'd be able to tell my grandkids, but i think the experience rendered me
>I saw Borbetomagus once in this rat hole of a cellar club...the 2 sax
>shoved these big ass microphones down the bell's of their horns and just
>for it. I lasted about 10 minutes...
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