ZENI GEVA : GROUND ZERO [FREEDOM BONDAGE 1995]

Το όνομα Zeni Geva σημαίνει “βία του χρήματος” στα Ιαπωνικά. Το γκρουπ είναι από τα πιο ενδιαφέροντα της noise σκηνής του Τόκιο. Ακούμε ένα μεταλοπρεπέστατο κομμάτι από το άλμπουμ τους Freedom Bondage. Η παραγωγή είναι του Steve Albini. Η επιρροή των King Crimson είναι αισθητή.

Zeni Geva stands for “violence of money” in Japanese. The band is prominent in the Tokyo noise scene.
We hear a song from their
Freedom Bondage album of 1995. Steve Albini is producing. King Crimson’s influence is apparent on this song.

Life is over
We lost history forever
The way of existence
Never changed
Born in darkness
Dying in darkness

Even the light
Telling time
To
BEGIN
Is
A symbol
Of
The
END

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5 Comments

  1. Resa December 5, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Never heard of the Noise Scene. Is it unique to Tokyo?
    Anyway, sure got a charge out of this. I like it very much, and the King Crimson influence is not lost on me. I’m a huge fan of King Crimson.

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    1. Oannes December 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Not unique in Tokyo. This “scene” comes a long way back from the DADA experiments with mixing music with noise in the 1910s and 1920s. Of course this would be an influence decades later to certain rock genres such as industrial, no wave etc. An artist unexpectedly associated with this idiom is …Lou Reed with his eloquently titled album “Metal Machine Music” – totally unlistenable stuff if you ask me, like most of the “noise” in general. Zeni Geva may be related to the scene but fortunately they are pretty musical.

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      1. Resa December 7, 2020 at 8:19 pm

        That is very interesting. Don’t know “Metal Machine Music”, but I quite like Lou Reed.

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        1. Oannes December 7, 2020 at 8:34 pm

          You wouldn’t like metal machine music, trust me. It’s 99.9% …metal machine and 0.1% music.

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          1. Resa December 7, 2020 at 9:07 pm

            I trust you!

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