DylanGoing on 05/15/2009 at 01:28PM
"I was very liked that drum sound. So, recently I often used Bozzio's sampling on stage as previous European tour" -Masami Akita
A great thing about Merzbow is when everyone assumes they have a handle on his image since his week-to-week new album release schedule leaves so little room for secrets. So with every curve ball he throws, a breath of fresh air that lets us know he's still on top of the game. His most recent bomb-drop that he had to cancel his trip to the US to appear at No Fun Fest this from H1N1 pandemic fervor was disappointing, but with the line-up they still have, I certainly won't be having any LESS fun. Here's are some artists playing this weekend who have material on the FMA:
Aura-readings on home-made synthesizers for the Nu Age from Portland, OR's Pulse Emitter.
Spain's Mattin plays on Saturday as well. High concept and high volume, he manages to provide thorough, academic essays to read while your ears file for divorce. Mostly a good time! Catch him on tour this month with Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra.
And last but not least: Carlos "Lee Iacocca of Noise" Giffoni. Organizer of the No Fun Fest + Production company, aka "the guy who over 50 performers are going to come to this weekend if they have a problem." This spectacular wherewithal shows in such performances as his live appearance on WFMU last fall on Dan Bodah's show.
The fest is sold out, but try and support the artists on their surrounding tours and be sure to listen to the upcoming Skullflower performance next week on Brian Turner's show.