Houjoue (Merzbow) arrived first, and then my package from Boomkat arrived on Friday.
So. It's all good. I'm half way through the Merzbow boxset, which has impressed me so far. The second disc seems the most accessible, with more rhythmic textures giving the ear something to grip on to.
Despite having received someone else’s order with the Boomkat stuff (and having to arrange to send it back - that's me good deed of the month - If my order had been sent to someone else I'd hope they would do the same) I'm pretty chuffed with everything. The Boats album is out of stock, so I'm still waiting for this, but at least it spreads the enjoyment.
I still need to listen to the whole of Victor Gama's Pangeia Instruments, but it's a case of finding some really quiet time - going by the first couple of tracks it's a beautifully intricate work exploring the characteristics of the artists home-made instruments.