Wednesday, August 25, 2010
MERZBOW/POTTER: AN AUDIO/VISUAL COLLABORATION
Included (graphics only) in the RRReport on Japanese Noise and Junk Omnibus, SUB-URBAN is an audio/visual collaboration that merits attention because of its unusual brevity (the audio track) and graphic clarity (the visuals). Both of these qualities make this distinct from the bulk of Masami Akita's work, especially as it's a miniature with spoken word included. The audio track was only released as part of the OF SOUND MIND (Godsend Productions) double cassette compilation. SUB-URBAN is described in the liner notes as "combining Masami Akita's brutal, grinding electronics/processing with Potter's spoken text/poetry". Both magazine and compilation are from 1992-93.