(2006- Brian Marley) Of the three players on Leaves and Snows, only guitarist Antoine Berthiaume is known to me, from Soshin, a series of duets on Ambiances Magnetiques with fellow stringbenders Fred Frith and Derek Bailey. Berthiaume is nearer to Frith than Bailey in his guitar stylings, and on Leaves and Snows he’s occasionally drawn [...]
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(2008- Martin De Leon) Dokuro is a duo from Oakland that uses ambient noise like a six-string guitar on their gorgeous EP The Black Room [Aphonia]. Composer buddies Agnes Szelag and The Norman Conquest go from soft, prickly synths (“The Ghost Goes West”) to brainy, noir-ish beats (“Kuroneko”) that are the soundtrack to Merzbow’s dreams.