Masami Akita is releasing a new LP under his own name titled "Wattle". This is Elevator Bath's last LP on their series of picture discs (each record being adorned with full-color artwork by the recording artist). The LP has been released in an edition of 270 copies and every copy purchased directly from Elevator Bath will include a download code for high quality files of the entire audio content of this LP.
According to the label, Wattle is a new, two-part composition featuring Akita's traditional soup of unidentifiable metallic clanging, crushing feedback, jagged white noise, and various effects. It does not disappoint. There are no drums, no guitars, no vocals; just scorching electronic mayhem of the highest quality. They posted a link to a good sample from "Wattle 2", here is the link.
As for the artwork, it seems to be based on photographs shot and subtly manipulated by Masami himself. As expected, Masami embedded his well known veganism and pro-animal lifestyle into the release. He includes the following statement in regards to the LP: "Turkey is beautiful animal and do not eat them." -Masami Akita
You can listen to the album here: elevatorbath.bandcamp.com/album/wattle Judging by one listen, it's a routine album with few interesting parts. It sounds like Merzbow, so I have no idea why it's under Akita's name. Both pieces are full-on blasts, with only the beginning of the second track being different, kind of electroacoustic/musique concrete.
noisefroind: I have two tapes from this series..
Jul 29, 2014 8:22:30 GMT -5
noisefroind: 1990-09-07 bulkhead, santa cruz and
Jul 29, 2014 8:22:58 GMT -5
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