review :: Robb Cunningham
Rainbow Electronics, often touted as the 'best' of Akita's output. I agree with this to some extent, because this release shows a
lot more depth and variety than, say, Venereology. The CD has harsh parts, quiet parts, high-pitched squeals, low rumblings,
lots of clatter, a real drum set and some instruments here and there. The noise is constantly changing and that makes it more
interesting than usual. However, this release has a drawback. The whole thing is in one track, which makes it very difficult to
appreciate the singular elements, because very few people have the time to sit and pay attention to something for 73 minutes.
I've probably listened to the first 10 minutes of the CD a dozen times for every time I've listened final 10 minutes of it. The
different, unique passages of the work make it easily separable into 10 tracks or more, and I would've preferred it that way.
Still, the CD is on the upper half of the Merzbow heap.