Merzbow/Haino/PandiAn Untroublesome Defencelessness
Japanese electronic maestro Merzbow (aka Masami Akita) joins countryman, guitarist Keiji Haino, and Hungarian drummer Balazs Pandi for some extreme sonic experimentation that transmits its own rough beauty.
In the non-stop search for interesting new guitarists YouTube leads me hither and yon and marvelous players appear as if by magic, but I often forget where I discovered them. Somehow Eraldo Bernocchi crossed on my radar. He sent me Metallic Taste of Blood, his collaboration with Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, percussive noise master Balázs Pándi, and keyboardist and downtown New York avant-jazzer Jamie Saft.
Blown away by its ambient dub-metal sound I investigated further, only to realize that I had been listening to Bernocchi for some time under the name Parched, on the 21rst Century spaghetti-western record Arc he did with Davide Tiso, guitarist and founder of the extreme/experimental band Ephel Duath.