Sun Ra | Merzbow ‎– Strange City

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CSR229LP Sun Ra | Merzbow Sun Ra | Merzbow - Strange City(LP, Album) Cold Spring CSR229LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
CSR228CD Sun Ra | Merzbow Sun Ra | Merzbow - Strange City(CD, Album) Cold Spring CSR228CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
CSR229LP Sun Ra | Merzbow Sun Ra | Merzbow - Strange City(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Cold Spring CSR229LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
CSR229LP Sun Ra | Merzbow Sun Ra | Merzbow - Strange City(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Cold Spring CSR229LP UK 2017 Sell This Version

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barhoniac

barhoniac

April 17, 2018
referencing Strange City, LP, Album, CSR229LP
I hear a lot of merzbow on this and not much Sun Ra. Sound balance seems 90% Merz/ 10% Ra....
asteroidbunny

asteroidbunny

November 15, 2016
referencing Strange City, LP, Album, CSR229LP
Another roll-it-off-by-the-yard Merzbow outing overdubbing some Sun Ra outtakes that might themselves have been a curious listen in their own right. As a piece of hallucinatory or ecstatic noise it's dreary and leaden; as a homage to Sun Ra it's poorly executed and even more unimaginatively presented. It's not even as if this release cuts it as an exercise in iconoclasm (why would you?), nor is it as if Merzbow hasn't previously tackled the dynamics and mythologies of free jazz, but much more daringly and provocatively, such as on his classic 'Door Open at 8am' but this release adds little to Merzbow's increasingly tedious oeuvre and even less to the legacy of Sun Ra.
Earjerk

Earjerk

October 31, 2016
referencing Strange City, LP, Album, CSR229LP
How utterly worthless. Isn't part of the appeal of noise the lack of celebrity? Please don't support this crap.
phobos777

phobos777

October 27, 2016
referencing Strange City, LP, Album, CSR229LP
Yes, they are different. CD has Granular Jazz Part 2, 34:03 min. and Livid Sun Loop 32:11 min.
hashtagbluejay

hashtagbluejay

August 23, 2016
referencing Strange City, LP, Album, Ltd, Yel, CSR229LP
I'm a little confused, are the CD and LP versions completely different?
ArgonSim

ArgonSim

August 16, 2016
referencing Strange City, LP, Album, Ltd, Yel, CSR229LP
I thought he was dead! How come Merzbow releases a new album every single day?