Merzbow has a new album coming out on Room40 this week entitled MONOAkuma, and you can listen to an advance stream of the album at The Wire’s website here. The album was recorded in 2012 at Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art and the release marks the 40th anniversary of Merzbow’s career. Of the performance, Room40 owner Lawrence English remarked that it was “one of the most memorable and euphoric” that he played role in. “As people walked out of the room, many described a sense of disorientation, like they had been overcome by some psychedelic experience.”
The album is comprised of a single 50-minute track. You can preorder the CD or digital album on Room40’s Bandcamp page here.