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Beserk – Formless

No input noise from Taiwan.

"Activist and underground young pioneer from Taipei scene, Xu uses chaotic frequency manipulation and carefully textured post-apocalyptic soundscape. "Formless" includes his full live performance recording at Cafe OTO in 2016."

"Born in 1997, Xu set out performing and producing harsh noise under the alias “Berserk” since 2015. Initially, he focused on playing rough feedback from handmade instruments and synthesizers before carrying on specializes in no-input effects. Influenced by Japanoise, Death Metal, Hardcore Punk, his live performance is known for highly intense physical energy and massive volume. In 2017, he turned to combining various equipments including no-input mixer and shortwave radio to session with Free Improvisation musicians and folk narrator. His works as Chia-Chun Xu emphasize more on the interaction between sounds, space, and the others. Besides working on his projects, he also runs his music label “MKUltra Productions”, promoting Taiwanese and worldwide noise and experimental musicians."

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Semi-transparent pro-cassette and tape case, insert printed with special satin paper, limited to 133 copies.

Side A recorded at Senko Issha Records, Taipei
Sibe B recorded live at Cafe Oto, London, 2016.5.27

No-input Electronics / Vocal / Recording / Mixing / Mastering: 徐嘉駿 Chia-Chun Xu
Artwork (Film destroying): Jesse Tseng
Layout: 若潭 ruò tán