Merzbow, Prurient, Special Guests

December 15, 2018, 9:00 pm

The Regent Theater
448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA

Black Editions and Hospital Productions are proud to present two of the most iconic artists to have shaped the world of underground music in the last 40 years: Merzbow and Prurient


There are few artists that are synonymous with an entire musical genre and movement- Merzbow is one of them. Since emerging in late 1970’s Tokyo, Merzbow ie. Masami Akita has pioneered what would soon become known as Noise Music. He has ceaselessly explored the extreme limits of sound – completely disassembling the languages of the avant-garde, abstract electronics / synthesizers, free jazz, drone, rock, sound / tape collage, psychedelia and anything else in his path. In the process Merzbow’s body of work has been vast and kaleidoscopic; with over 400 releases his catalog is unmatched in the history of recorded music. His numerous collaborations and performances have spanned the globe and in the process influenced and helped lay the groundwork for much of today’s vast underground of sound artists. Even as he has shifted and evolved through the decades, Merzbow’s sound has always been unmistakable and uncompromising.

Prurient returns to Los Angeles to perform a set of doom electronics; Celebrating twenty years running the Hospital Productions label Dominick Fernow remains among the most vital and dedicated performers in underground music. Games for adults.