BORIS WITH MERZBOW Streaming New Collaboration ‘Gensho’ in Full via Thump
Japanese boundary-pushers BORIS WITH MERZBOW have just shared a full stream of their new collaborative release Gensho ahead of its March 18 release. The album can be heard in all its grating, drony glory now via Thump, who have also shared an exclusive interview with legendary noise artist Merzbow alongside the full stream. Thump said of the release,
“Gensho is an all-encompassing effect unlike any of the material that [Boris and Merzbow] have released together over the course of the last decade and a half, but even if you must ignore their recommendation and listen in order, it’s still a beautifully bleak listen.”
Listen now and read the interview in full at this location.
BORIS WITH MERZBOW’s latest studio collaboration Gensho was born out of a live collaboration in 2014. Appropriately, the bands have shared a number of new live videos leading up to the album’s release – a live music video of the two artists performing the songs “Huge” & “Planet of the Cows” together and a second video of the two artists manipulating the sounds of “Vomitself” and “Prelude To A Broken Arm” can both be viewed below.
Named after the Japanese word for “phenomenon”, Gensho is a unique release featuring over 150 minutes of new music spread across two CDs and four LPs (available as two separate double LP sets or a deluxe 4xLP edition). The BORIS songs are percussion-less reinventions of classic tracks from the band’s storied catalog, while MERZBOW‘s songs are entirely new compositions. Physical preorders are available via Relapse AT THIS LOCATION, and digital preorders can be found at Bandcamp HERE.
Recently, BORIS announced a run of US tour dates this coming April and May following the release of Gensho. The tour will see the band playing eight shows across the American Southwest & West Coast, including an appearance at Austin’s Levitation Festival. A full itinerary is available below.
Apr 30 Austin, TX Levitation Fest
May 1 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
May 2 Albuquerque, NW Sister
May 3 Flagstaff, AZ Green Room
May 5 Oakland, CA The New Parish
May 6 Fresno, CA Strummers
May 7 Pomona, CA The Glass House