Tuesday, March 15, 2011
ASTRO - "GAS" LIVE CD-R.
Late last year I was lucky enough to catch an ear-blistering set by long-running noise lord Hiroshi Hasegawa at local watering hole The Gasometer. Hasegawa was a member of legendary group C.C.C.C. before adopting the Astro moniker and taking his path of sonic destruction into space. This close to forty-minute long set is one of the best examples of pure Noise I’ve ever had the chance to encounter. The show was no chinstroke seminar either; between the blasts of electronics, you can hear stoked shouts emanating from several members of Melbourne’s noise cognoscenti. 50 copies on sprayed CD-R’s, cover by Mark Groves.