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Richard Pinhas & Merzbow: Paris 2008 and Rhizome (Cuneiform)

Byron Coley, The Wire, October 2011

THE CONCEPT of French avant Prog guitarist Richard Pinhas and Japanese Noise king Merzbow playing together may not seem like the most natural pairing. But when they met up for a duo concert in Tokyo in 2007, they discovered an easy affinity for each other’s approaches and they’ve now collaborated several times, with fantastic results.

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