Merzbow, Gustafsson, Pandi

Rare Noise, 2020CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 27.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 73
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Japanese percussionist Masami Akita started a noise project in 1979 and has released hundreds of recordings since and now known as Merzbow. Cuts Open is a collaboration with Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi and Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson. These are abstract sounds, just four songs on two CDs but over ~40 minutes of intriguing sounds each disc. The music illustrates a very adventurous landscape. The music is sometimes harsh, sometimes eerie, sometimes scary but always intriguing. The second disc is more of a chaotic blast. Not for everybody but fans will love it.


Publicist: Hubtone