Sunday, October 10, 2010

50 Days of Merzbow, Day 49: Motorond


t's a long way down, but I feel alright
It's a long way down, but I feel alright
And the cops get in, and the crowd gets tight
--Ryan Adams, Starting To Hurt*

Here, Akita shoots his sounds down a narrow hallway. The sonics feel caged up, but that only increases the tension release in the second track when he hits a groove that has the same rocking effect as the deepest space of Coltrane's A Love Supreme. And that's the great illusion of Merzbow. His music might sound dark, but it comes from--and is on its way to--a place of light. Color me blinded.


1. Motorond Pt.2 // 31:25
2. Motorond Pt.1 // 27:53

*A sidenote: When the last Sonic Youth album came out the fact that Thurston Moore was influenced by Black Metal made it from the press release into just about every review that was written. You know what I want to see? Somebody to give a shout out to Ryan Adams for his absolutely convincing Black Metal yowl that pops up every once in awhile. Srsly. Ildjarn would have been happy to tap this pain vein.


Buy Art said...

Ok. I see a skull and hell. Is their music preaches the other side or just simply including this stuff to look cool? But in general the CD looks good. In fact I love it.

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