Boomkat Product Review:
Japanese noisesmith KK.Null has quite a discography behind him, with collaborations from Earth, Merzbow, Jim O'Rourke and many more under his belt he's built up quite a mystique around his screaming electronic onslaughts. Different from many of his noise contemporaries, instead of building up sheets of white noise and crunching broken analogue circuitboards, Null focuses on a far more 'bleep' oriented sound which is perfectly rendered here on his latest full length 'Kosmista Noisea'. Comprised of two gigantic tracks (one weighing in at 45 minutes!) Null takes us through a headache inducing world of hammering drum beats, squelching analogue synthesizer bleats and pounding bass noise. Apparently the first piece is an inventive marriage of two live sets, with Italy in one channel and France in the other - a distinctly peculiar way of working but it somehow works. The second piece is a more traditional recording of a single live jam but shows no less intriguing intensity from the insane Japanese producer. Housed in some rather lovely sleeve art from none other than Southern Lord's Stephen O'Malley this is yet more proof that noise doesn't suck in 2006.