AOTY 2019

Amlux

Merzbow - Amlux
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eliiiiiiii
80
Yes, Mr. Akita made a great album. Certainly a very cohesive and well-constructed piece; starting more softly than usual, the record slowly builds into the chaotic harsh sound that the artist is well known for, but this time adding some actual recognizable music elements (like rhythms), and constructing various surprisingly well-texture soundscapes, that made of this album a more focused and immersive piece that effectively managed to keep me engaged during 40+ music of primal noise. Records ... read more
notanalt
85
Merzbow Makes Horror Music
Humbug
80
One of Merzbow's most accessible records is also his most hypnotic. Different atonal sounds can illicit certain emotions in a listener, and the noise artist's job is to utilize these sounds into a musical narrative. Merzbow's records, or most noise wall records, are not gonna share the same properties as pop - as in you won't recognize/remember every part. This can also be applied to certain jazz artists. If you listen to John Coltrane, chances are not every part is gonna be memorable but still ... read more
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Added on: May 29, 2019