Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Government Alpha, Will Guthrie & more from Pica Disk

Four new releases from one of my favourite labels, Pica Disk has just been announced. Firstly the Government Alpha "Resolution Of Remembrance 1992-1999" 4CD Box-Set looks just as fantastic as the Incapacitants box from earlier this year. Containing 4 CDs of 62 tracks, remastered from the original cassette and DAT-masters, the box also gives promises of obscure Japanese pure energy noise. Yasutoshi Yoshida's Government Alpha project is one of the leading names in Japanese noise from the 90s.

Maja S.K. Ratkje and Lasse Marhaug joins forces on their "Music For Gardening" CD. The forth entry in Ratkje and Marhaug's "Music For"-collaborative series, is meant to inspire the listener to spend more time in their garden taking care of their plants (I might spend more time inside listening to Pica releases).

Australian soundwizard Will Guthrie has created two intense pieces of drums/electronics. War metal drumming meets free-noise spazz bliss on both sides of the new "Spike-S" 7" single.

Oren Ambarchi and Lasse Marhaug did a tour of China in 2005, and they not only performed live, they also did some location recordings and studiorecordings. A tapestry of this is presented on the "Devil Wolf Men" 7" single.