The Japanese noise god celebrates four decades of ear shredding with a new live recording.
Japanese musician Masami Akita will celebrate his 40th anniversary as influential noise project Merzbow with MONOAkuma, a live album that features a recording made in Brisbane in 2012 at the Institute Of Modern Art.
“What I recall most about this performance is the sense of utter euphoria that was shared by everyone present,” he says in a press release. “Not many people tend to dwell on this affective capacity of Merzbow’s work, but there is no question – this is about the body and the ears being overwhelmed.”
MONOAkuma is available to pre-order now, and arrives on November 30 via Room40. Check out the artwork below.