RIYL: Electronic Noise

Label: Important Records

This is heavy stuff. Noise master Merzbow worked together with synth master Alessandro Cortini for their first collaboration. It’s very dark and heavy with a lot of strange and dark sounds. It’s closer to Merzbow than Cortini in my opinion, but if you like it strange and dirty this is for you. Important Records has an exclusive coloured vinyl version for sale on their site. I don’t know the numbers yet but don’t think that these will last long, as both Alessandro Cortini and Merzbow have quite enthusiastic followers.

Below you can listen to the a mix of the first two minutes from each of the tracks.

The Details

Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and Japanese noise legend Massami Akita (Merzbow) bask in their mutual love for the EMS Synthi, a British synthesizer from the early 70's notorious for it's patch matrix, portability and distinct tone.

Astonishingly, these two disparate artists meld into a single sound as they flex the analog circuitry of the EMS Synthi in new ways; giving this classic synth a modern workout and proving that, in capable hands, a 40 year old analog synthesizer is a tool for the ages.

180 gram double vinyl. Metallic shimmer print on heavy duty jackets.

Price $38

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