Monday, May 14, 2007
Prog Lovin' Man:
If you're looking for the kind of ear-splitting, soul-shifting, sonic depravity found on his other 1 million Merzbow records, then this cd is probably not the place to start. However, if you are a casual listener of noise and enjoy listening to interesting adaptions to sound, then Aqua Necromancer is a fine place to begin. This comes pretty close to being accessible noise...at least when comparing this to previous Merzbow albums. Maybe because this album's music is loosely based on progressive rock bands that Merzbow loves. More specifically, it seems like a tribute to prog rock drummers. There are lots of looped organs, drum fills, and plenty of squelchy, squeaky feedback and washes of gorgeous noise that flip and drip and slide and squirm in between it all.