Richard Pinhas and Merzbow Rhizome
October 24, 2011
This live recording by
French guitarist Pinhas
and Japanese electronic
musician Merzbow comprises dense
soundscapes spanning semi-melodic material
reminiscent of ’70s-era Fripp and Eno to considerably
noisier, industrial-grade mayhem.
Pinhas’ fuzzed-out looping and spacy soloing
meshes perfectly with Merzbow’s synthetic
onslaughts, resulting in compelling—though
frequently disturbing—sonic excursions. A
bonus concert DVD enhances the experience.