Merzbow and Balasz Pandi @ The Underworld, London, United Kingdom
Merzbow and Balasz Pandi
Merzbow (Masami Akita) is the Japanese legend and progenitor of Noise music. For three decades his view of making music has created a new and different sound entirely unlike any other in the history of musical composition. Balázs Pándi is one of Hungary’s hottest commodities, welding the tools of grindcore to a free, improvised style that has kept him consistently in demand.
Teaming up together, the percussive attack of Pándi provides a variance and dynamic that brings an entirely new dimension to the Merzbow live performance.
“In short, it was fabulous: not really improvising, but suggesting the marathoning spirit of high-impact free jazz; not really composition, but held together with the technique and concentration of grindcore drumming” - NY Times.
“This is an unflinching exploration into the outer limits of live sound performance” - The Independent
“Absolute masters of mess-making, (they) turn these performances into a passionate, hard-charging clatter that blurs the line between jazz, noise, metal and power ambient” - Rolling Stones