Kikuri (KEIJI HAINO & MASAMI AKITA) - Pulverized Purple

>> Sunday, July 13, 2008

Two of Japans most iconic contemporary musicians combine forces for this album, a live document captured in Quebec at last year's Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. The set begins, sounding like a munched up lo-fi mess, only for what just about sounds like a human voice ti emerge from the clamour, suddenly brining far more of a high fidelity sheen to proceedings. It's an incredibly effective introduction, marrying Merzbow's extreme noise with a dissonant choral composition. Over the course of ensuing tracks Haino provides live instrumentation as a means of duetting with Akita's ferocious arsenal of machines, with a ramshackle shamisen-style blues, a midset drums vs. noise face off and perhaps best of all, a half-hour electric guitar meltdown that has to be heard to be believed. Absolutely incendiary.

1. That Which Will Rise From Death Here Tonight Will Go Hand In Hand With A Glittering Echo Burdened With The Sin Of Joy... (10:15)
2. By Mischance That Soul I Devoured Was A Transparent, Vertical Blues... (10:03)
3. Give Me Back That Colour You Stole From My Guts... (12:44)
4. That Place From Which You Fell Was Lined With A Cushion Of Pain And Is No Proof Of Your Continuing Existence... (5:55)
5. Pulverized Purple (30:21)
Get part 1 [~ 100 MB]
Get part 2 [~ 80 MB]


Khaos[] July 15, 2008 at 2:50 AM  

thank you very much for this one, Keiji haino and Merzbow, can't go wrong with that =)

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