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BORIS WITH MERZBOW - Sun baked Snow Cave

Format: do-LP
Label & Cat.Number: Hydra Head Records HH666-92
Release Year: 2015
Note: luxurious re-issue of the CD from 2005 with one long track (62 min.), now spread on 4 vinyl-sides, with artwork by STEPHEN O'MALLEY, recorded 2001-2004;... " but the lonesome, mournful void of a strummed acoustic guitar is soon enough smothered by drones and swarms of feedback that intertwine with pulsating, yowling electronics - two worlds that both harmonize and struggle against each other. The sound of visionaries trying to draw blood."
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What truly inspired an hour-plus collaboration between two of the most respected names in extreme experimentation? The album itself contains a statement that says it all:

A story like this deserves to be born.

Japanese doom radicals Boris have spent more than two decades releasing wildly diverse music thats mesmerized audiences clamoring for sludge, rock or unbridled pop. Their impressive and extensive release history, though, pales in comparison to Merzbow aka Masami Akita. The noise paragon has almost 400 releases to his name, and over the course of 35 ear-tattered years hes influenced multiple generations of artists and musicians.

After these two forces first came together in 2002 for the landmark Megatone album, they spent years perfecting a worthy follow-up. And in 2005, Sun Baked Snow Cave was the overwhelming culmination. Considering that these two forces are capable of eradicating most any listener, the album at first seems like a striking illustration of restraint and reflection. But the lonesome, mournful void of a strummed acoustic guitar is soon enough smothered by drones and swarms of feedback that intertwine with pulsating, yowling electronics two worlds that both harmonize and struggle against each other. The sound of visionaries trying to draw blood.
credits
released 11 October 2005

masami / computer
takeshi / guitar, bass guitar
wata / guitar, echo
atsuo / feedback conduction, computer

recorded from 2001 to 2004
mixed by fangs anal satan
mastering at peace music 8 oct 2004
artwork: stephen o'malley


https://hydrahead.bandcamp.com/album/sun-baked-snow-cave