Boris, Merzbow announce collaborative album ‘2R0I2P0’

Listen to the opening track “Away From You.”

Frequent collaborators Boris and Merzbow have announced their new joint album 2R0I2P0 with the release of opening track “Away From You.”

The ten-track record is the latest in a long-running, fruitful creative relationship between the experimental trio and noisemaker Masami Akita. 2R0I2P0 comes four years since their last joint record, Gensho. It will also be Boris’ second full-length release this year, following No, which dropped in July.

2R0I2P0 means “2020 RIP,” or “rest in peace.” Boris said in a statement, “This year was a period of trial for everyone in the world. This work becomes a monument to the requiem of the previous era. From here, a new world begins again.”


2R0I2P0 arrives December 11 on Relapse Records. Listen to “Away From You,” which starts out soothing and takes a turn for the atonal, below:

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