Masonna Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Maso Yamazaki aka Masonna's first album comes back around to tear your soul apart. Originally issued on cassette on B666 Tapes back in 1989, it still sounds as visceral, unhinged, brutal and psychedelic as it did almost thirty years ago. Harsh, extreme electronic noise and demented vocals from this legendary, Japanese artist. The title and cover art have been obscured on our site to protect the innocent.
One of the premium original dons of Japan’s noise music history, brutal screamlord Masonna, here receives a grand comprehensive reissue box: all seven of the big man’s tapes originally released on his own Coquette label. As it's incredibly unlikely that you already own all of this (original editions were as slender as one copy), you should spring on this strictly limited wooden boxset from Urashima quick-sharp!
If Symphony For The Black Murder is meant to be a pun on ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, then it’s an oblique one at best. Still, Controlled Death - a new project from Japanese noise O.G. Masonna - gets a lot closer than The Stolling Rones did to accurately depicting the sort of music Lucifer might make if he ever moved on from his fiddle. This LP is a nasty riot of power electronics, noisy drones and doom metal incanting. The vinyl comes with a poster.
The Passion Of Rubbers gets a vinyl reissue in all its noisy glory from Italian label Urashima. If you don’t know what to expect from harsh noise merchant Masonna then here’s as good a place to start as any. Rubbery, abrasive, ear-splitting noise that sounds like the worst trip imaginable. Twenty years on and it’s no less aggressive. Out on vinyl LP from Urashima.