A TORTURE MECHANISM / MERZBOW

Merzbow / A Torture Mechanism

(Crucial Blast) Used Split CD $7.50

Merzbow’s “Unknown Tape 1994” is rather slow-paced wall noise, powerful enough to satisfy primal noise cravings. A Torture Mechanism’s roughly cut cassette noise is at times not unlike early Ramleh, with a solid bass end ridden with all sorts of meaty oscillating saw waves. 2001 reissue of Fistfight’s 1999 edition packaged in card a sleeve and held in an A5 sized pink paper folder with two info inserts and two thin clear plastic outer sheets.