The Gerogerigegege – >(decrescendo) (Gatefold + Poster Edition)
Label: The Trilogy Tapes – TTT088 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: UK Released: 03 Jul 2020 Genre: Electronic, Non-Music Style: Ambient, Minimal, Field Recording
*BACK IN STOCK AND EVEN BETTER.. Gatefold w/ Poster *
The Trilogy Tapes press up the previously very short run cassette put out by Japanese clothing brand CE from controversial noise / experimental outfit The Gerogerigegege.Having braced myself for something noisey, wayward and potentially unlistenable, based mostly on what little I know of their previous works (referenced with Merzbow and other Japanoise acts, even GG Allin(!)), I was very surprised to find two extended moments of total tranquility.Tapping into their home country’s legacy of minimalist ‘environmental music’, a’la Yoshimura /Satoshi Ashikawa, or Masaaki Takano’s cult recordings of water droplets, >(decrescendo) exists in an endless state of stillness, surrounded by the hissing crickets, the gentle hum of the city’s traffic and the occasional appearance of wildlife together with Juntaro’s pensive hapi drum notes.It’s a seamless blend of nature and the human habitat, putting every day sounds into sharper focus, equally engaging or ignorable.Like being briefly plunged into a secluded Zen garden in a forgotten corner of the city, only having to reemerge when the record needs flipping. Music with no beginning nor end. Still dunno why this is so good, but it’s all that’s been on early this week.Limited copies.. (Mint / New).