According to the noise he creates, Masami Akita - the artist behind Merzbow - should be a certified maniac, but if the remastered release of 1994’s Venereology, out now on Relapse Records, is the result, then who are we to judge?
Supporting their new single via Deathwish Inc, motivational hardcore punks Modern Life Is War stopped off at Brighton’s The Haunt, along with the hotly-tipped Svalbard and Swain.
It could be the cohesive gel of performing with a band, or the combination of Zebo Adam (Russkaja) and Kurt Ballou (Converge) coming on board, twiddling knobs at the recording desk, but the upshot is a far more cohesive record than Devil is Fine.
On The Body’s latest release, they seem to be continuing down even more deviant avenues, exploring the wider gamut of genres contained under the pop umbrella.
Dylan Carlson's first solo album after 30 years in pioneers Earth, Conquistador, is steeped in the western mythologies of the Americas. Cinematic, ambient, droning and achingly beautiful guitar playing awaits.
Initially less bombastic than its predecessor, Tahoe starts with a gentle ambient awakening, as if Warmsley is escaping urban claustrophobia and taking in deep lungfuls of fresh air.