MSBR



M.S.B.R. (Molten Salt Breeder Reactor), aka Koji Tano, was one of the most respected noise artists to emerge from Japan's vibrant noise/experimental music scene of the 1990's. He played with countless other musicians and toured on 4 continents (Asia, Europe, North America and Australia). Much of his material was self-released on his own labels, one of which was dedicated to the production of limited edition cassette releases. Like Merzbow, MSBR's crushing wall of noise managed to tap into a post-human territory of pure absolute volume that seems to have more in common with the unstoppable forces of nature than any form of music.

Koji Tano died on 31 July 2005 at the age of 44. Cancer took him quickly at a young age and at the height of his power. If you have any doubt how respected and loved Koji was (and is) within the community, then you should go here. Within only 23 days Steinklang gathered support from 154 artists from 31 countries to pay tribute to Koji. The personal testaments recorded there are genuinely moving. The homage takes the form of a 10 disc tribute that is free to download.

Greatly respected and sorely missed...

1993 - MSBR - Structured Suicide (C60) [msbr records]
1993 - MSBR & Taint - Scopotophilia (7'') [msbr records]
1993 - Telepherique & MSBR - Amalgam (7'') [msbr records]
1994 - MSBR - 2,000 Thousends Contaminate Electronic Acid (C60) [old europa cafe]
1994 - MSBR & Daniel Menche - Multi Layering Termination (7'') [msbr records]
1994 - Telepherique & MSBR - Geplünderte Leichen (cass) [drahtfunk-products]
1995 - MSBR - Collapseland [heel stone records]
1995 - MSBR - Destructive Locomotion Dedicated To Chizuo Matsumoto [pure]
1995 - MSBR - Fracture Of Silence (cass) [sounds for consciousness rape]
1995 - MSBR - Metal Stricken Terror Action (cass) [banned production]
1996 - MSBR - 303 Holy Mountain Electronixx (C52) [cling film-records]
1996 - MSBR - Final Harsh Work #1 (cass) [robotomy tapes]
1996 - MSBR & Merzbow - Destructible Foundation / Drain (7'')
1996 - Telepherique & Contagious Orgasm & MSBR - Contact #1 (lp)
1997 - MSBR & Blazen Y Sharp - Mass For Dead Insects [msbr records]
1998 - Aube & MSBR & Koji Marutani - 3 Cadavres Exquis [e(r)ostrate]
1998 - ERG & MSBR & Das Synthetische Mischgewebe - Geosynclines [flenix]
1998 - MSBR - Euro Grappling Electro [msbr records]
1998 - MSBR - Final Harsh Work #2 (C30) [spite]
1998 - MSBR & Government Alpha & Notchnoi Prospect - Japanoise Action In Russia [insofar vapor bulk]
1998 - MSBR & Kengo Iuchi - One [alien8 recordings]
1998 - MSBR & RoboChanMan - Australian Sunshine Madness [msbr records]
1999 - MSBR - The Final Harsh Work #7 (C60) [ultra]
1999 - MSBR - The Final Harsh Work #22 [spatter]
1999 - MSBR & K2 & Magmax - Split [msbr records]
1999 - MSBR & Spastic Colon - Live Electronics At Matsuyama (lp) [flenix]
1999 - MSBR & Speculum Fight & AMK - Damkbr (cass) [banned production]
2000 - Government Alpha & MSBR - Live In Moscow (7'') [rrrecords]
2000 - MSBR - Ultimate Ambience 2 [20city]
2000 - Sudden Infant & MSBR - Split [msbr records]
2001 - Birchville Cat Motel & MSBR & Eso Steel - Droop Drone Drops [denshi zatsuon]
2001 - MSBR - Space Lab Green [celebrate psi phenomenon]
2001 - MSBR - The Final Harsh Work #18 [blade records]
2002 - MSBR - Euro Grappling Electro 2 [msbr records]
2003 - MSBR & RoboChanMan - Final Electro Acoustic Work 1 [msbr records]
2004 - MSBR - Mental Dissolution [denshi zatsuon]
2005 - MSBR - Metal Stricken Terror Action - Dedicated To Richard Rupenus [denshi zatsuon]
2005 - MSBR & Government Alpha - Planet Of Fluctuation [xerxes]


4 comments:

Anonymous,  4 April 2010 17:37  

Fantastic artist. Total respect!

Anonymous,  5 April 2010 03:35  

Unceremoniously? Read the actual post before you make an ass of yourself.

Anonymous,  12 October 2010 13:18  

caligari:
what can i say?
a man whose importance
is second only to merzbow.
a sound without compromise. almost
every release is a milestone.
listen, experience satori and worship.spred him like a sutra.