MSBR - Ultimate Ambience LP (Urashima) LP/12"/10" vinyl

Urashima, IT

MSBR (Molten Salt Breeder Reactor) a.k.a. Koji Tano, was one of the most respected noise artists to arise from Japan's exciting noise/experimental music scene of the 1990's. Much of his material was self-released on his own label, the astounding MSBR Records, which was dedicated to the production of limited edition releases with incredible artwork. MSBR presents a music elaborated with previously chosen sources of sounds, whose origins are either natural or artificial, with use of Korg guitar synthesizer and some effects, working in analog sounds. Oscillating between Grappling Electro Noise (as he describes his musical style) and pure noise, the really surprising quality of the sound research leads to a tremendous kind of noise-texture.

“Ultimate Ambience” is his debut album, recorded in February 1991 and released the following year on his own label in an edition of 400 copies (the first one hundred copies came as a special edition with unique fold out handmade covers using foil, paint, and collage elements). Two long tracks filled with excellent harsh noise with strong influences of musique concrete and electro-acoustic. The great production of this LP makes it so powerful that it is frightening at times.

Edition of 199 copies.