MSBR  Destructive Locomotion  CD   (RRRecords)   5.98

A 2-track album from Japanese harsh noise legend MSBR, aka Koji Tano, who sadly passed away in 2005. Destructive Locomotion: Dedicated To Chizuo Matsumoto was released in 1995 as part of the PURE Series, and features two lengthy untitled tracks, each running 22-28 minutes long, respectively.

Longtime fans of heavy Japanese electronics are probably well acquantied with M.S.B.R. (which stands for Molten Salt Breeder Reactor) as Tano was one of the more well-known and respected artists to emerge from the vibrant Tokyo noise scene of the 1990's, and he released an avalanche of limited edition cassettes, albums, compilation tracks and collaborations with The Haters, Richard Ramirez, Bastard Noise, Beequeen, and Small Cruel Party that pretty much all ruled. His brand of chaotic, heavy wall-noise is extremely detailed and exquisitely crafted, yet melts bones when experienced at appropriately high volume, which is exactly how you should consume Destructive Locomotion.

Each of these tracks is a fiery, immolating blast of sputtering feedback roar, abrasive slices of percussive cut-up and churning, low-frequency crunch that, like all of the best wall-noise, becomes utterly hypnotic after a few minutes. Crucial crushing Japanese noise destruction, right up there with the heaviest stuff from Merzbow, Masonna, Pain Jerk, and Government Alpha. Comes in a jewel case with RRR's trademark damaged-xerox inserts and collage art.