In Brissy in 1992 I had the rare and strange privilege of seeing Mike Patton and this guy, Kazuyuki Kishino (aka KK Null), perform for 1.5 hours.
Having no experience with experimental noise at that time and thus having no idea what I had walked into, the first 45 minutes were an intensely repulsive, full-frontal aural assault.
But after a short interval, during which all the really confused and dazed Faith No More and Mr Bungle fans departed, I had a chance to really appreciate the second half of the show. I returned home that night with a pleasant, noise-induced lobotomy, some minor ear bleeding and a new gratitude for the nuances of audio feedback.
The sounds created by KK Null suited Patton’s glass-breaking-banshee-screams perfectly. And I have never enjoyed the prolonged abuse of a tuning fork so much.
PS.This clip is KK Null solo (I couldn’t find any decent audio of him and Patton together).