Deep fried magneticism. Candy apple scintillation. Completely blown out peace. And on a side note: Hospital Productions sent me an extra Noisembryo/Noise Matrix 2 CD set as a mea culpa when I notified them I did not get the Merzbow pin I had ordered!! Over-The-Top-Kudos goes to Hospital Productions!!!
Favorite track: Noise Matrix - 94526.
'noisembryo' definitively presented here on cd with bonus disc noise matrix including unreleased material from the same sessions as noisembryo and counterpart 'hole' and selected recording from the time period.
absolutely can’t be missed for fans of this period of noise deity merzbow. the bonus disc alone makes this essential for any merzbow fanatic as well as new listeners. When people ask where to start with merzbow? this is the answer!
the holy grail, not only of merzbow’s obsessive discography, but of the entire 90’s noise movement. you’ve heard the stories surrounding the infamy of this release, but beyond that stands the depth and wild energy over two decades later that ‘noisembryo’ encapsulates. velocity loops, roving automotive bass and cacophonic drum machine gel together with the surprising inclusion of a sound rarely heard within merzbow’s many years...masami akita’s own voice. akita’s surrealism of the past stands prominently relevant to this day. art images from unseen classic paintings and collages of masami from the original ‘noisembryo’ session.
The original 'noisembryo' on disc one as well as the following tracks included on the 'noise matrix' bonus disc:
1. Noisembryo Extra 01
2. Noise Matrix Extra 01
3. Noise Matrix Extra 02
4. Noise Matrix Extra 03
5. Noise Matrix Extra 04
6. The Amazing Maya H
Track 1: taken from original DAT tape which including ‘noisembryo’ recording on 1994.
Track 2-5: taken from original DAT tape which including ‘noise matrix’ (in ‘hole’) on 1994.
Track 6: a track recorded on 1995 for releasing eskimo compilation.
Track 7: taken from original cassette tape which recorded on 1994 and remixed on 2019.
all music by masami akita
all remastered on 2020 at munemihouse, Tokyo
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I’m a big Merzbow fan and I’ve only listened to some of Prurient’s material, so to hear that both experimental legends made a record together was an instant grab for me! This is quite easily one of the darkest sounding noise albums, as the walls of ambient noise clashing with these horror industrial sounds makes for a greatly disturbing experience. Hard to say why this is so cool in less than 500 characters, but I can say this is making me interested to get into Prurient’s deeper discog! ༺𝔇𝔯𝔢𝔞𝔡𝔣𝔲𝔩𝔰༻
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I cannot praise this album enough. This album is absolutely terrifying! The many starts and stops creates this very h settling tension. Each start expands on the stopper idea previously. It’s like the music equivalent of walking through thick fog while passing out multiple times throughout trying to find a place to orientate yourself. There may or may not be something sinister in that fog, but you don’t want to stick around to find out. Bought the vinyl so I summon the fog demons through spe showhornwithteeth