(2CD) 2016 collaboration. One disc each from Japan's noise heavyweights to be played separately or at the same time!
Boris / Merzbow
BORIS WITH MERZBOW
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Awesome. Worth the effort to play simultaneously.
I really have enjoyed all of the Boris / Merzbow collaborations that I have listened to - Rock Dream, Megatone and Sun Baked Snow Cave. They are great musicians and work together well. On this collaboration, the idea is that each disc stands on its own, but that one should play the two together on two separate players and mess with volumes till it suits the listener for maximum impact. I do have to agree that each disc does stand on its own. The only minor quibble for the Boris side is that there is no new material here, but the reworked material does sound good. However, I would say that the highlight for me is playing the two together, which I have managed to do only once. That is also the reason that I am giving this four, and not five, stars. I am a big music fan, but I have a busy life as well. Finding enough time to sync these two CDs on two separate players and then listen to it all in one sitting is hard. Pausing these and continuing (at the same time, again) could be very...
There's no lack of Boris and Merzbow collaborations, so this may feel like familiar territory to it all (this is, after all, the fifth version of "Farewell", the fifth version of "Rainbow", and the third version of "Akuma no Uta"); but it is also only the second of both "Huge" and "Vomitself", both from the seminal Amplifier Worship album, and also only the second version of "Heavy Rain", probably one of the best songs from the recent album Noise. The running order is reminiscent of the set that the two groups did at the Boiler Room a while back, but the recording sounds a million, billion times better. The new version of "Vomitself" is much shorter, nearly half as long as the original version, and I must say I miss the fading-out effect that I heard then. "Akirame Flower" is a mysterious selection, from the album Golden Dance Classics, a split with 9dw
While the two bands keep their music separate for the most...
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