Ah, the joys of grading. Two quizzes to go and I’m actually distracted enough to post. After a disheartening array of 4 over 20s and 6 over 20s — for an announced quiz! — I have my music to relieve the tedium: in this case, Merzbow‘s lovely Space Metalizer album. I won’t attempt to write a review, unlike these folks tripping all over their words (with hilarious results) at Land of a Thousand Dances, and Stylus Magazine trying to review the massive Merzbox (along with Jim Haynes from my favorite record store in the world). I mean, there aren’t enough synonyms for “scree,” “squelch,” “white noise,” and “watery electric gurgles,” are there?