Frankly, the best sound ever made,EVER, is,of course, Godzillas raking analogue screech/scream/roar, or whatever it could possibly be described as.
So, as our brief journey into the realms of Japanese noise comes to a reluctant end.It only seems natural to pay a tribute to the sounds that could only have influenced our noisy chums in Merzbow, Incapacitants and all, in their future endeavors.
Godzilla's original 1954 roar was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who dragged a resin-coated leather glove along the loosened strings of a double bass,to sound like a steel chair scraping over a polished concrete floor.Something similar was done to create the second best sound ever, the sound of Dr Who's Tardis when it de-materialises.
All this stuff can be done electronically now.....but it sounds shit.
So here's an album full of Godzilla and His/her(i think Godzilla was female,at least in the 'Son of...' movie?) Friends making a gamut of various screeches ,yells,and rasping noises.
If you remain sane after sitting through the whole of this then you deserve a certificate printed on the finest scent impregnated toilet roll.
6. Jet Jaguar(Jetto Jyagaa)
8. Fighter Jet(Sentuoki)
10.Helicopter and Explosion Sounds(Herikoputaa to Bakuhatsu-on)
11.Undersea Warship Gouten (Kaitei Gunkan Gouten-Gou) From Atragon
12.Earth Defense Force - Alpha (Chikyuu Boueigun - Arufaa-go) From The Mysterians
13. Alpha and Kurosame (Arufaa-go to Kurosame-go) from Latitude Zero
14. Violent Wind And Rain & Thunderbolts (Boufuu To Rakurai)
15. Earthquake (Jishin)
16. Volcanic Eruption & Rumbling (Kazan Funga To Meido)
17. Situation Dramas Utilizing Sound Effects