Pinhas, Richard/Merzbow - Paris 2008 vinyl lp with download card (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only)

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"...arguably one of the finest works in either artist�s canon; hypnotic like Harmonia and monumental like Mountains. ... 4 stars" � Spencer Grady, Record Collector

"Merzbow�s collaboration with French pioneer Richard Pinhas features some of his best music and gleefully amplifies the psychedelic tendencies of both composers." � Luke Schleicher, Laughter

" album of ambient soundscapes that prove noise can indeed be beautiful, and that it's possible to dispense with conventional constructs of rhythm, melody and harmony yet still create something both musical and's...quite extraordinary just how appealing it is." � John Kelman, All About Jazz

In 2007, guitarist and rock electronics innovator Richard Pinhas performed in Tokyo and then performed a duo concert with notorious 'noise' artist Merzbow. Both men were so excited by the duo concert, they immediately booked studio time to make the recordings that became their first duo release Keio Line. The duo continue to perform together; this concert performance and recording was their first meeting together after Keio Line. It was recorded at Les Instants Chavir�s in Paris on November 12, 2008. Even though they had only worked together for a very short time the year before, the duo had already established a recognizable sound with Richard's metronic and spacey guitar figures being worked over by Merzbow's electronic mayhem in a glorious, psychedelic death spiral.

Paris 2008 is a vinyl-only release; the first vinyl released by Cuneiform in over 20 years! There are only 500 copies made and there will not be a repress; this lp edition is the only way to buy this in a physical format. The lp comes with a digital download card for the music. This strictly limited edition, one time pressing is: 100 x blue vinyl (all sold out now) and 400 x black vinyl (this version).

You can hear a track from the album here

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