Merzbow : Live Destruction at No Fun 2007
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At this year’s No Fun Fest, the legendary Japanese noise king Merzbow (Masami Akita) gave a blistering performance that stunningly brought together both his classic analog and recently-explored digital concerns. Keeping pace between two laptops and an amplified sheet-metal instrument, the walls of computerized droning distortion and psyched-out metallic scarping easily reminded those attending to the world of noise that even icons with twenty-plus year careers under their belts can still vivaciously channel the advancements they helped build as well as compose stunning untried sounds.Merzbow’s set no doubt left longtime followers thoroughly fulfilled while those who’ve only heard the name thrown around in mythical regard were bound to have been left with a hearty appreciation of his genius.
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