2015 two CD release. How did renowned Japanese noisemaker Merzbow (aka Masami Akita), Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi follow up their majorly intense statement made on their tumultuous 2013 album, Cuts? By adding another ingredient to the volatile mix - shrinking guitar hero and Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. With this new addition, they've taken things up a notch or two on the Richter scale. With Gustaffson's roaring baritone sax blending with Moore's shriekback guitar, Pandi's intensely throbbing beats and Merzbow's subversive white noise barrages, it all adds up to a sonic pummeling of epic proportions on this remarkable release.
THURSTON / GUSTAFSSON,MATS / PANDI,BALAZS MERZBOW / MOORE
I once read somewhere that « noise music » had the problem that once you finished listening to an album, you often already forgot about it – or you couldn’t tell the difference between artists X and Y. While I am not totally in agreement with this observation – there is indeed a lot of diversity in the scene – I must say that it is true that many bands and projects do sounds the same. For example, it may be hard to distinguish between many of Merzbow’s different releases – and make no mistake, I LOVE Merzbow!
It’s why « Cuts of Guilt Cuts Deeper » comes at the right moment. It reunites some of the most creative and significant players of the scene, Merzbow included, and deliver an incredible moment of jazz-noise that should wake up even the most bored aficionados. And when it comes to that, the drumming play of Hungarian Balázs Pándi needs to be commented for. You could be surprised at the degree of structural...
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