Merzbow / Gustafsson, Mats / Pandi, Balazs: Cuts Open

Merzbow: Cuts Open

Merzbow / Gustafsson, Mats / Pandi, Balazs: Cuts Open

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Description

Title: Cuts Open
Artist: Merzbow / Gustafsson, Mats / Pandi, Balazs
Label: Rarenoise Records
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
UPC: 5060197762087
Genre: Rock

On the all-too-rare occasions when Japanese noise legend Masami Akita (aka Merzbow), Swedish saxophone aggressor Mats Gustafsson and blistering Hungarian drummer Balás Pándi converge, listeners know to brace themselves for a brain-rattling sonic assault. Each of these men alone had long been established as among the most ferocious of artists long before they came together to record their savage 2013 debut, Cuts; the onslaught was only intensified with the addition of Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore for a pair of overpowering follow-ups. The anticipation of such musical violence is what makes this most recent outing, Cuts Open, so entrancingly unsettling. Reconvened as a trio once again, Gustafsson, Pándi and Akita found themselves exploring far more spacious and airy soundscapes than is typical for their explosive meetings. The results are no less sanguinary for being unusually quiet (relatively speaking, of course; this trio's "serene" is the equivalent of most musicians' wildest extremes).

Tracks:
1.1 I Went Down to Brother
1.2 And We Went Home
2.1 We Went Up with Mother
2.2 He Locked the Door

Audio Sample:
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