Otomo is a boss. Wait, is the otomotone named after him? Big inspiration on Merzbow.
It seems maybe not, just coincidence.
I like Magic Dirt now, thank you.
My final answer to the most feedbackiest/sexiest guitar of all time is Boris’ Feedbacker. Same era as Magic Dirt when this live was recorded. I know it’s 25 minutes so people probably won’t watch or listen, but Wata’s guitar work makes for a life-changing 25 minutes.
this is what i thought emo was when i was 13, and i jammed hard to it. no, this is nu-metal- same sentiment but more mainstream execution. i grew out of emo and then grew a little back into in my early 30’s, but more mid-western emo, like tigers jaw and american football
as an adult i realized we can all have a little emo, as a treat.
man, don’t even get me started. blue album is actually pretty solid, and hardly emo. like, i’ll gladly out myself as a ride or die early my chemical romance fan, or throw on blink 182’s self-titled album or enema of the state without shame or regard for others.
it’s like this weird reggaeton, fat boy slim, rage against the machine hybrid. i don’t know how to engage with it without likening it to other stuff. it’s kind of cool though. like i dig the drum and bass but also reggae vibe with this track, although i don’t know if i could do a full album of it. conceptually i’m on board. i don’t know if you saw upthread about teens on tiktok subjecting themselves to mental breakdowns as a musical challenge, but that seems like something that you would find curious.
also this the caretaker project “everywhere at the end of time” is genius, although the genre as a whole makes me feel kind of sleepy. same with will basinski, a lot of that stuff, for me anyway, is purely hypnotic.