MSBR (Molten Salt Breeder Reactor), aka Koji Tano, was one of the most respected Japanoise artists in the 90es.
Koji died by cancer in 2005 at the young age of 44.
Koji mainly self-released his sounds on his own MSBR label specialized in extreme DIY and very limited-editions with incredible artworks.
Natural or artificial ambient recordings mixed to the use of Korg guitar synthesizer and some effects but everything analogue. Somwhere between electro noise (as he described his style) and pure noise, the really surprising quality of the sound research leads to a tremendous kind of noise-texture.
After his debut LP and a lathe cut seven-inch, Structured Suicide is third MSBR release and first on tape in amazing package as everything other release by artist.
The long track that occupies the entire A side of the tape and the first track of B side are filled with excellent harsh noise with strong influences of concrete and electroacoustic music.
Structured Suicide is a terrific undertaking into the wickedness of mechanized clatter as a foreboding, consuming pollution, the unrelenting and ever-building storm of machines slowly lulling the living into bleak states of masochistic artificiality.
This is the classic sound of MSBR, which envelops you with its texture of noise scales, suffocating and enthralling, without an immediate impact, but which then, at its harshest, hits you with devastating force.
The other two quite short tracks that close the album are less conventional and show how much the artist wants to experiment, without closing himself in a pre-packaged genre.
Limited to only 199 copies with cover that faithfully reproduces the style of original art work, with vinyl labels that replicates inlay tape card.
A Structured Suicide 27:42
B1 Dead Lock 15:17
B2 Multi Loop Activities 7:06
B3 Metacid 1 (With 24 Track Loop) 5:28
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