Dealin with Signal and Noise
Dealin with Signal and Noise is the fourth full-length album by Germany's Michael Lückner (aka Guitar, Digital Jockey), and his second for the Onitor label. On four tracks of the album he cooperates with the Japanese singer Ayako Akashiba (who also worked with him on 2006's Tokyo), and on three tracks he works with the Seattle-based guitar band Voyager One. A decided departure from Tokyo, with its serene koto plunkings and meditative pauses, Guitar has now decided to go the opposite direction into a psychedelic sea-of-guitars sound. Dealin with Signal and Noise is wilder, heavier -- and between the storm of noise and feedback you can hear sirens. But don't be afraid, the fishers around will not be killed and this storm, too, will pass.