Split (CSR291P)

by Controlled Death / Mayuko Hino

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    Picture Disc LP in heavy PVC archive sleeve. Ltd x 400 copies.

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Two giants of the Japanese Noise scene present exclusive material on a special limited vinyl release.

Controlled Death is the nom de plume of Maso Yamazaki (MASONNA), who unleashed his claustrophobic Death Industrial / Blackened Electronics debut for Cold Spring last autumn (the sold out split LP with Rudolf Eb.er). "Devil's Sacrifice" (in 6 parts) continues Maso's obsession with heavy, Korg MS-20 drones. Deranged vocals choked under impenetrable, blood-soaked atmospheres of doom, death and decay, saturated with washes of anxiety, paranoia and alienation.

Mayuko Hino, ‘Queen Of Japanese Noise’, delivers two lengthy tracks. While the first track is filled with feverish, dense noise and swathes of savage electronics, the second, mind-melting electronic piece (reminiscent of her debut album 'Lunisolar' for Cold Spring) descends into a diseased, suffocating maelstrom, finishing on the verge of psychosis. In addition to self-made instruments, Mayuko plays noise with her six-theremin oscillators (in bright pink) - the one and only in the world, specially made by Ryo Araishi (a.k.a. ichion). Mayuko is most well-known for forming C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control Center) in 1990, together with Hiroshi Hasegawa, Fumio Kosakai and Ryuichi Nagakubo.

Picture disc LP. Ltd x 400 copies in a heavy PVC archive sleeve.

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released March 26, 2021

Reviews:

"Such is the calibre and history of these two Artists any review is probably superfluous... Both Maso and Mayuko bring back into harsh noise a certain musicality that subjectivizes what can elsewhere be an academic or minimal exercise in sound art. Maso's is an uncompromising emotion of slabs of screams and drone, whereas Mayuko's achieves the same emotional frenzy by other means. Both achieve the apocalyptic annihilation of sound... from the catharsis of noise music the event of being horribly alive, the terrible truth of this being 'death' is made evident as a unique event. This 'music' has a sublime aesthetic in which the listener can Amor Fati" (Vital Weekly)

"Pairing two Japanese legends, the Controlled Death/Mayuko Hino Split from Cold Spring is a great reminder that no matter what happens in this world, noise will remain pure, invigorating, and inspiring. Two different styles, both crafted with passion and skill, come together to cover a wide breadth of sound and influence. This is limited, so fans of either act would be well advised to pick it up before it goes out of print." (4/5, Musique Machine)

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We are a UK-based record label / mailorder store / distributor, specialising in all forms of esoteric / extreme music, but particularly: Industrial, Dark Ambient, Black Ambient, Japanese Noise, Neoclassical, Dark Folk, Orchestral, Power Electronics, Noise, Drone, Doom, Death Industrial, Dark Soundtracks and Experimental music. ... more

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