Renowned Japanese innovative team Boris With Merzbow has completed recording a new collaborative full-length LP entitled Gensho, which is Japanese for “phenomenon”. Gensho is a unique release featuring over 150 minutes of new music spread across two discs. The Boris tracks are new reinventions of the band’s classic songs, while the Merzbow songs are new compositions. Boris and Merzbow have each contributed exactly the same amount of music, with the two discs intended to be played at the same time on physical speakers at varying volumes so that the listener can experience their own “gensho/phenomenon” every time. The artists also commented, “Of course you can enjoy both albums separately, as a separate work.” Gensho is slated for a February 2016 release via Relapse Records.
Though the artists have an extensive history of collaborating with one another, this latest effort was born out of a one-off show in 2014 for Boiler Room TV, when the two acts decided that their set from that day was worthy enough to perform in the context of a proper studio recording. As with every Boris and Merzbow
Boris With Merzbow have also announced an exclusive one-off show in Tokyo in support of Gensho this November. More details about Gensho including album art, tracklisting and song samples will be revealed shortly.
Nov 27 – Tokyo, JP – Fever