A diverse and fascinating chronicle of Zev Asher's collaborations and field recordings in Japan in the early 1990's
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Title: YEN FOR NOISE
Release Date: January 16, 1995
Catalogue #: SCRATCH #17
Bar Code: 5971801172
Roughage is Zev Asher. Although Zev is also a member of Flying Testicle and Bustmonster, many will know Zev as the charming front-man of Canuck/Nippon noise pop subversives NIMROD. Roughage is his long lived experimental ambient noise collage project. YEN FOR NOISE is the first Roughage CD.
YEN FOR NOISE was recorded in Japan in 1991 and 1992. During his stay there, Zev managed to become pals with a number of Japanese musicians. YEN FOR NOISE features appearances by K.K
NULL(Zeni Geva), MASONNA, SOLMANIA, MERZBOW, two-thirds of OMOIDE HATOBA, MAYUKO HINO (C.C.C.C
), SHOEHEI IWASKI (Monde Bruits), AKIFUMI NAKAJIMA (Aube), YAMAMOTO (Boredoms) and a host of less famous ones. It’s a real trip…man.
This album was supposed to be out two years ago on DOVe… but the guy there is a real goof. Oh, yea… Zev Asher is a friendly man and loves to do interviews. Call us.
1998 – Self Titled Cassette
1989 – MYSTERY DICK Cassette
1990 – track on DEATH OF VINYL complication CD (DOVe)
1991 – SHITSURE cassette (VANILLA, Japan)
1992 – TRAVEL THE GLOBE cassette (G.R.O.S.S., Japan)
1993 – STOP SNORING cassette
1994 – SOFT PORE CORN cassette (G.R.O.S.S