Merzbow - Cafe OTO
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Merzbow - Cafe OTO

  • Labels Cold Spring
  • Product Code: DCD Ecopak
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A documentation of prolific Japanese noise master Merzbow's double show at London's Cafe OTO in October 2016. Rhythm-driven and rammed with highly sculpted frequencies, Akita's sound is entirely remorseless. Furious squalls and delicate sine-warps post this one on the more psychedelic end of Akita's output. Truly relentless, it is still hard to believe he created "Untitled Knife I" on a casual Saturday afternoon. Be careful with that volume...

"Performed on what looked like a hand-built guitar-like instrument and aided by a table full of electronics, all controlled by the legendary Japanese artist. The concert was very much about the physical impact of the sound. At several points during the set I could feel the fabric of my jeans and jacket vibrating from the extreme frequencies played at excessive volume... an intense and constant sonic attack" (Irregular Notes On Music).

Masami Akita: electronics
Recorded live at Cafe OTO by Shaun Crook, Saturday 1st October, 2016.
Mixed and mastered by James Dunn.
Remastered by Martin Bowes (The Cage).

Photography: Masami Akita
Artwork by Abby Helasdottir

Double CD in a matt-finish gatefold ecopak with photography by Masami Akita.