What did you listen to last summer? Masami Akita, otherwise know as Merzbow, spent most of his summer listening to Horace Andy, Dennis Bovel, Keith Hudson and a whole pipe full of other dub mavericks. That''s probably why this brand new full length, with cover art by Jenny Akita, is dripping with deep bass riffage and a whole lot of electronic dub vibes and beats.
Merzbuddha is third in the series of Merz-titled releases following in the audio footsteps of the flagship release Merzbeat. With the same reverence for crushing analog beats, weaving noise textures and a compositional complexity Masami Akita switches direction and dubs it up. Imagine The New Blockaders in an audio blender with King Tubby and you''re not even halfway there.
Masami Akita, aka Merzbow, is one of the most influencial and provocative figures in modern electronic music. He has been hailed as the king of Japanese noise and has toured, collaborated and released stunning albums around the world for over 20 years. In 2002 he broke out of the underground with the release of his first beat oriented material. Titled Merzbeat, he won over new fans with his noise based approach to beat based composition. This record continues the evolving tradition of the Merzbeat.