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Proietti, Luca (2022) 'R.I.P. 2020: Universal Spiritual Renewal Through Noise - Funeral Rebirth in Boris and Merzbow’s 2R0I2P0.' Brief Encounters, 6 (1). pp. 118-122.

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In a world interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, our society will never be the same as before and there is a sense that change is necessary in order to overcome the crisis. This feeling is grappled with and explored by the experimental rock band Boris in collaboration with noise artist Merzbow, who invite us to erect a tombstone to the year 2020 and to be reborn through sonic spirituality. This review analyses the collaboration album 2R0I2P0 by highlighting how the Japanese artists direct the listener to explore their inner self. They suggest that rebirth from the emergency can happen only by creating a link between the natural and the industrial world to rediscover a sense of purity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Japanese music, experimental, noise, COVID-19, 2020
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
ISSN: 25140612
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Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2022 14:04

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