CATalysis 4 into Hat 1046 is one of the most blissful noise experiences I've had in quite some time. Transcendent. Brilliant. Nice Finnegan the Fox samples on Haf 1046 (to my ears). Cute cats on the cover. Chef's kiss 100%
Favorite track: Hat 1046.
Elevator Bath is thrilled and honored to present the brand-new album from Merzbow, "CATalysis 猫媒": Nearly 70 minutes of highly varied but uniformly pummeling noise from one of the Greatest Of All Time. This epic collection of entirely new material is one for the ages, comprising so much of what longtime listeners have come to admire about the living legend's utterly distinctive body of work: junk electronics, screaming feedback, random beeps and blasts, occasional jagged rhythms, and, above all, dense layers of ever-changing abstractions ranging from atmospheric passages to all-out audio assault.
"CATalysis 猫媒" has been issued as a compact disc packaged inside a matte finish, full-color, six-panel digipak, with spot gloss printing in an edition of 300.
released April 21, 2023
All music by Masami Akita
Recorded & mixed at Munemihouse, 2022-2023