Along with Merzbow and Hijokaidan, Masonna is one of the best (known) Japanese noise projects. A psychedelic touch, cascades of electronic noise and vocal belching mixed together constitute the ingredients of Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barrelled named for Masonna .
Yamazaki “Maso” Takushi created Masonna in 1987 and he started recordings for his own legendary label Coquette . His plentiful productions were presented in a ultra limited edition, sometime totally confidential (one sole copy), on cassette , seven inch acetate disc produced by a portable cutting machine and Minidisc. They contributed to create a mythology based above all on the astonishing intensity with which “Maso” devastates and reprocesses the vocal cords, in a true total electronic song. In his impressive live performances he created and electrically overcharged universe, punctuating the electric and vocal sonorous power with some quite moments and brief interruptions, conferring a very particular dynamic to his pieces. Studio recordings are making full use skillfully editing how to edit cut-up, in which elaborate lump-sum making has been performed, the psychedelic taste for each track of time is taken into consideration, Yamazaki extends musical width.
USHI 006 Masonna - Exploring self-corrosive noise with Coquette
4xCD wooden box set
Masonna is an emblematic figure of Japanoise, who shines by a personal approach and an immediately recognizable style. A zenith in the noisy Japanese landscape.
Urashima is proud to present seven amazing Coquette tapes for the first time remastered digitally on four CD in an exclusive black wooden box with laser engraving Like A Vagina : 1988 :
All Live Recording At My Room : 1989 :
Mad Onna : 1989 :
Maso + Onna = Masonna : 1989 :
Hate : 1995 :
Freak : 1995 :
Filled With Unquestionable Feelings : 1995 :
Each single CD inside wooden box comes in cardboard wallet with credits and new artwork plus individually numbered certificate in 250 copies.
Inside the chaos: THE - GOD - OF - NOISE - ! - ! - !
CD 1 - Like A Vagina / Mad Onna
01 Untitled (Like A Vagina side A ) 18:30
02 Untitled (Like A Vagina side B ) 13:00
03 Untitled (Mad Onna side A ) 18:09
04 Untitled (Mad Onna side B ) 20:58
CD 2 - All Live Recording At My Room / Maso + Onna = Masonna
01 Untitled (All Live Recording At My Room side A ) 15:24
02 Untitled (All Live Recording At My Room side B ) 15:22
03 Untitled (Maso + Onna = Masonna side A ) 18:13
04 Untitled (Maso + Onna = Masonna side B ) 19:25
CD 3 - Hate
01 Untitled (Hate side A ) 31:06
02 Untitled (Hate side B ) 30:46
CD 4 - Freak / Filled With Unquestionable Feelings
01 Untitled (Freak side A ) 29:24
02 Untitled (Filled With Unquestionable Feelings side A ) 25:19
03 Untitled (Filled With Unquestionable Feelings side B ) 19:08