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  • Artist(s): Merzbow
  • Summary: The latest full-length collaboration between Boris and Merzbow features new versions of six tracks from Boris' 2019 album Love & Evol, a new version of Journey from the Boris/The Novembers EP, a cover of Coaltar of the Deepers' To the Beach, and the Melvins' song Boris.
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  • Record Label: Relapse Records
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Industrial, Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Noise-Rock
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  1. The Wire
    Dec 10, 2020
    80
    The album’s 78 minutes include ample shimmering prettiness and strafing digital energy, with only minimal concessions to anyone who would prefer one or the other.
  2. Jan 27, 2021
    80
    Free of insecure ego, he winnows out space within Boris' music or sculpts himself around them, rather than pouring himself all over the record like treacle.
  3. Dec 10, 2020
    80
    Overall 2R0I2P0 works incredibly well and shows that the partnership between these two titans still has plenty of gas left in the tank.
  4. Dec 10, 2020
    80
    This set takes the intermittent collaboration between these artists to a wonderful new level of creativity, communication, and nearly symbiotic experimentation.
  5. Dec 18, 2020
    74
    2R0I2P0 is a fitting summative soundtrack to the end of the year that defined us all. Familiar in so many ways, yet unexpected and challenging in others, it’s the sound of the light at the end of the tunnel, of the enchantment within all of the mess.
  6. Dec 10, 2020
    60
    Neither Boris nor Merzbow are particularly known for their music being concise, and of course this opus is no exception — clocking in at almost 90 minutes it takes its sweet time making its point. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as they unhurriedly pick apart their previous material it provides fresh perspective and an opportunity to rediscover.
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