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Boris and Merzbow collaborate on new album

Boris have collaborated with Merzbow on a new album called Gensho

Japanese avant rock outfit Boris have collaborated with Masami Akita aka Merzbow on a new collaborative album called Gensho (Japanese for phenomenon). Gensho features over 150 minutes of new music spread across two discs. The Boris tracks are re-recordings of their own favourites, while Merzbow’s are new compositions. Boris’s and Merzbow’s contributions are of equal duration, so the two discs can be played at the same time at varying volumes.

Gensho is slated for February 2016 release by Relapse Records. Boris and Merzbow have also announced a one-off show in support of the album at Shindaita Fever, Tokyo, on 27 November.