Boris And Merzbow Gensho: Part 1 on Limited Edition 2LP
Part 1 of Limited Edition 4LP-Set / Part 2 Also Available on 2LP
Renowned Japanese innovators Boris and Merzbow have teamed up with Relapse for their new collaborative release 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 four LPs, available as two separate double LP sets.
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!
Though Boris and Merzbow have an extensive history of collaborating with one another, this latest effort was born out of a one-off show in 2014 for Boiler Room TV, when the two acts decided that their set from that day was worthy enough to perform in the context of a proper studio recording.