Boris With Merzbow – “Gensho”
Back again with another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog for you vinyl heads out there!
Renowned Japanese innovators BORIS WITH MERZBOW have teamed up with Relapse for their new collaborative double CD / Four LP ‘Gensho’, one of the artists’ most daring works to date. Named after the Japanese word for “phenomenon”, ‘Gensho’ is a unique release featuring over 150 minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs, available as two separate double LP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition. The BORIS songs are completely new, percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band’s storied catalog, while MERZBOW’s songs are entirely new compositions. The two sets are intended to be played at the same time at varying volumes so that the listener can experience their own “gensho/phenomenon” every time. As with every BORIS WITH MERZBOW release, the only thing to expect is the unexpected, lending the album near-infinite potential for aural discovery and encouraging direct interactivity with the listener rarely found in such unconventional music. An untouchable paroxysm of noisy, droning experimentation!
BAND NAME: Boris with Merzbow
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/
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PETROL GIRLS are a feminist post-hardcore band based in South East London. Formed in 2013 for an international women’s day gig, PETROL GIRLS continue to tour regularly around the UK and mainland Europe. Their music combines manic jagged rhythms with vocals that range from furious screaming to intricate melodies and harmonies. Together, PANIC STATE RECORDS and LASER LIFE bring you their latest single just before they go on a EU tour. Grab ‘Some Thing’ today!
BAND NAME: Petrol Girls
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Petrolgirls/
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records / Laser Life Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.panicstaterecords.com / www.laserliferecords.com
Hailing from the Willamette ‘Valley of Death’ amongst the woods of Eugene, Oregon – OMNIHILTY is all about creating intense brutal and technical death metal. A nod to the old school past combined with the immense speed and precision of contemporary death metal, all while channeling energy from arcane sources to destroy the minds of the multitude. Get brutal over at UNIQUE LEADER with this sick, splattered 12″ today!
BAND NAME: Unique Leader Records
BAND WEBSITE: www.uniqueleader.com
LABEL NAME: Omnihility
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/omnihility
Despite being landlocked in the American Midwest, JEFF RUNNINGS was able to experience the thrill of the UK punk and post-punk explosions, courtesy of a tremendous local record store and a wealth of touring acts that made stops in his home state of Nebraska. In the mid 1980’s, after a brief false start, Jeff formed For Against, the post-punk band deemed critical darlings and embraced by fans for over two decades. JEFF now embarks on his first solo effort titled “Primitives and Smalls”. Get the album matching ‘Grey’ with splatter version or the classic Black version from SAINT MARIE RECORDS today!
BAND NAME: Jeff Runnings
LABEL NAME: Saint Marie Records
LABEL WEBSITE: SaintMarieRecords.com
Called ‘One of the most prolific rappers of the 21st century’, innovative video game hip hop artist MEGA RAN is out with his latest release ‘RNDM’!!! Coming to you from PRESIDENT GATOR, this super limited edition gatefold, double LP set also include a download for the album and 4 bonus tracks! Featuring Kool Keith, Murs & Open Mike Eagle, best get with the clicking and order one of these while you still can!
BAND NAME: Mega Ran
BAND WEBSITE: http://megaran.com/
LABEL NAME: President Gator
LABEL WEBSITE: http://presidentgator.hellomerch.com/