Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Noise Blog: John Wiese & Merzbow - Multiplication

Alright you blogger nerds, you fucked up. You fucked up big time. And your going to have to be punished. Just remember, I do this because I love you.

The first post I made about noise featured John Wiese. This album features a collaboration between Wiese and another major noise artist, Merzbow.



Merzbow (Masami Akita) is an OG on the real. Dudes been releasing this sort of stuff since 1979(!). He is also a big fan of grindcore and deathmetal. Akita is incredibly prolific, he has over 350 solo recordings out to date and numerous collaborations as well. His process has changed a lot over the years, originally using "junk" and electronics and more recently using laptops. Heres an example of his earlier approach from a Korean tour in 1991...



Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Multiplication.


This album is brutal and unrelenting. Your ears are assaulted from every angle and you never get a chance to catch your breath. Its starts right in at a million miles an hour and only gains momentum. This is not for the faint at heart so you Elliot Smith listening, sweater wearing types best leave this one alone. But if you think you can handle this, give it a try, and find out how wrong you are...

Download here
Purchase here.


PS One of my favorite things to do is play this and Phobia or Visceral Bleeding at the same time. Go on try it, it'll give you a chance to meet those new neighbors who moved in upstairs.

6 comments:

Music for Songwriters said...

John Wiese is awesome dude! thanks for sharing! kudos!

Ross C. said...

I really like this new noise feature.

Anonymous said...

yes!

RyGar said...

Yes, my wish is granted! I'm not terribly fluent in noise culture, but I've had my dalliances. It's something truly great to experience live, but to listen quietly at home, or even worse, on headphones, won't do this justice.

Shelby Cobras said...

Funny you should say that, I just got new upstairs neighbors...

mikeTM said...

amazing. this is just what i need for a day like today. thanks peter,