The first time you hear this cassette of Merzbow, released in 1983 under the name "Lotus Club," you may be deeply surprised. "When did this track come out?" The noise, the beat, the looped tape. The dynamic and original sound of this album is timeless, and it is a fearsome track that can be directly linked to the industrial/techno music of the decade and beyond, from the realm of 80's noise music.
This album was released on ZSF Produkt, a cassette label run by Mr. Akita. It was recorded and mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio in 1983. Three tracks are on the A-side, and two tracks are on the B-side. It should be noted that this reissue was remastered from the original cassette at Munemihouse in Tokyo in February 2018. This album has the fluid appeal of Merzbow from the early 80s/duo period onward. Noise, sound, and beat are generated in chaos, and because they are indefinite, they erode in all directions and swallow up other genres. This is the unique charm of Merzbow in the early to mid 80's. Incidentally, the album title "Le Sang Et La Rose" was apparently borrowed from the magazine "Blood and Roses" found on Akita's bookshelf. Each track explodes with a shock that overturns the history of noise music, techno, and experimental music. In a sense, this album is like a cutting-edge noise/beat mix. Here is a masterpiece that transcends time.
released June 16, 2021
Recorded and Mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo in 1983
Lotus Club, Xerosx, Merzbow * Extra From Tracks 'Chant' (Original 1983)'
Remastered from Original Cassette on Feb 2018 at Munemihouse, Tokyo
Originally Released Cassette on ZSF Produkt in 1983
Yasuyuki Nakamura (slowdown records) : A&R
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Easily one of my favourite Merzbow records and one of my favourite noise records in general. Expertly crafted and blisteringly hot sonically, it's definitely not one to miss. heckicus_doomicus_wizardus
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