new to stock as of
august 16th, 2013
|the death of rave (uk) #rave 004 lp|
merzbow “grand owl habitat” long playing record
- grand owl habitat
- obusuma • part 1
- obusuma • part 2
- obusuma • part 3
|august 2013 release ; ... nice pair of looping, quasi-rhythmic pieces (no more so than his usual fare from the last 10-20 years) from masami akita, theoretically showing the ca.2012 noise-techno youth “how it’s done” (although they’ve obv. been learning from him all along ; no surprises there) ... digging this “death of rave” label though ; great run thusfar ...|
|the death of rave press release...|
|for the death of rave, masami akita aka merzbow submits two petrifying pieces of psychedelic, technoid sturm und drang.|
harking back to the feral attack and pulsing rhythmic disciplines of his early work (recently collected on v-o-d's excellent 'lowest music & arts 1980-1983' boxset), the howling 12 minute pummel of a-side 'grand owl habitat' appears on vinyl after release on handmade birds' dark icons series. an ecstatically abusive, furious maelstrom of coloured noise is rail-eroded by a pistoning undercarriage that sounds like it careened out of mid '90s berlin into a noise-techno receptive 2013. the intent behind it is meditative malevolence, seeking to dilate and masticate mind and body to euphoric effect.
the three-part, 20 minute b-side, 'obusuma' is exclusive to this release. here, the roiling bass patterns are initially submerged, consumed by virulent squall and piercing, frightening frequencies in part one, before the lurching, elliptical chug surges forth to struggle against the consumptive, polymetric oscillations which rain down without remorse, culminating a final battle of apocalyptic sensation between primal pulses and convulsive noise.
it ain't for everyone, that's for sure, but the most fearless djs and those with a high tolerance for alberich, maurizio bianchi, the most extreme l.i.e.s., whitehouse or prurient are urged to get a fix.