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BORIS With MERZBOW announce details of new collaborative album ‘Gensho’

Renowned Japanese innovators BORIS and MERZBOW have teamed up with Relapse Records for their new collaborative 2xCD/4xLP ‘Gensho’, one of the artists’ most daring works to date.

Named after the Japanese word for “phenomenon,” ‘Gensho’ is a unique release featuring over one-hundred-and-fifty 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 tracks are entirely new compositions.

The two sets are intended to be played at the same time at varying volumes so that the listener can experience their own “gensho/phenomenon” every time. The artists also commented, “of course you can enjoy both albums as a separate work.”

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As with every BORIS and MERZBOW collaboration, the only thing to expect is the unexpected, lending the album near-infinite potential for aural discovery and encouraging direct interactivity with the listener rarely found in such unconventional music. An untouchable paroxysm of noisy, droning experimentation! Gensho is due out worldwide this coming March 18th via Relapse Records.

‘Gensho’ is available to Pre-Order now via Relapse Records The deluxe edition is limited to just 500 x Baby Pink inside Deep Purple vinyl.

A live music video of the two artist’s performing the song’s “Huge” and “Planet Of The Cows” has been released:

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