Askew / Merzbow – Level
The first in a series of concept split albums, LEVEL brings together two artistic audio projects on one unique vinyl-only release.
Side one features MERZBOW, one of the most prolific and respected artists in the world of experimental noise.
Side two features ASKEW, a collective of artists, musicians and producers from the Rustblade label headed by Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy, Bahntier) and Jeff “Squigg” Smith (Ohgr, Hate Dept) Filippo Corradin (Bahntier Moition Kapture).
Both projects embrace a sonic philosophy based on free experimentation and improvisation utilizing analog instruments such as modular synthesizers, as well as environmental audio samples and unique noise producing objects. The results are a wall of sound and noise that move the listener through emotional and cathartic sonic waves.
A real treat for lovers of free and structured noise, and those in search of sonic extremes. 40 minutes of Pure Noise.