Merzbow ‎– Merzbox

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Extreme ‎– XLTD 003
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50 × CD, Album
2 × CD, CD-ROM
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OM Electrique
01-01 Merzbow OM Electrique Part 1 31:17
01-02 Merzbow OM Electrique Part 2 7:55
01-03 Merzbow Untitled Taped Drum Solo 8:59
01-04 Merzbow Untitled Guitar Solo 10:25
Metal Acoustic Music
02-01 Merzbow Balance Of Neurosis 46:59
Remblandt Assemblage
03-01 Merzbow Remblandt Assemblage 9:44
03-02 Merzbow Voice Of Scwitters 2:09
03-03 Merzbow Theme Of Dadaist 9:39
03-04 Merzbow Hans Arp 1:47
03-05 Merzbow Tape Dada 5:52
03-06 Merzbow Music Concret 2:34
03-07 Merzbow Prepared Guitar Solo 1 17:32
03-08 Merzbow Prepared Guitar Solo 2 3:59
Collection Era Vol. 1
04-01 Merzbow Electric Environment 24:00
04-02 Merzbow Untitled Material Action 23:57
04-03 Merzbow Telecom Manipulation 18:18
Collection Era Vol. 2
05-01 Merzbow Merz Rock 1 1:58
05-02 Merzbow Merz Rock 2 8:23
05-03 Merzbow Merz Gamlan 1 15:54
05-04 Merzbow Merz Gamlan 2 5:55
05-05 Merzbow Merz Scat 11:29
05-06 Merzbow Merztronics Jazz Mix 11:45
05-07 Merzbow Merztronics Rhythm Mix 11:17
Collection Era Vol. 3
06-01 Merzbow Untitled 5:17
06-02 Merzbow Untitled 5:59
06-03 Merzbow Untitled 10:35
06-04 Merzbow Untitled 6:13
06-05 Merzbow Untitled 4:53
06-06 Merzbow Untitled 6:51
06-07 Merzbow Untitled 3:14
06-08 Merzbow Untitled 22:52
Paradoxa Paradoxa
07-01 Merzbow Paradoxa Paradoxa Pt. 1 46:14
07-02 Merzbow Paradoxa Paradoxa Pt. 2 26:08
Material Action For 2 Microphones
08-01 Merzbow Hoochie Coochie Scratched Man 25:31
08-02 Merzbow Yumin, Non Stop Disco 21:14
08-03 Merzbow New Acoustic Music No. 7 23:58
Yantra Material Action
09-01 Merzbow Untitled 11:25
09-02 Merzbow Untitled 2:52
09-03 Merzbow Untitled 1:48
09-04 Merzbow Untitled 4:37
09-05 Merzbow Untitled 1:06
09-06 Merzbow Untitled 8:40
09-07 Merzbow Untitled 7:26
09-08 Merzbow Untitled 4:35
Solonoise
10-01 Merzbow Solonoise Pt. 1 23:55
10-02 Merzbow Solonoise Pt. 2 23:42
10-03 Merzbow Solonoise Pt. 3 22:21
Expanded Music
11-01 Merzbow Manipulation 1 17:37
11-02 Merzbow Manipulation 2 5:28
11-03 Merzbow Manipulation 3 6:36
11-04 Merzbow Manipulation 4 3:53
11-05 Merzbow Manipulation 5 2:51
11-06 Merzbow Manipulation 6 2:15
11-07 Merzbow Manipulation 7 1:57
11-08 Merzbow Manipulation 8 5:45
11-09 Merzbow M.F.S.W 1 18:58
Nil Vagina Tape Loops
12-01 Merzbow Nil Vagina Tape Loop No. 0 14:08
12-02 Merzbow Nil Vagina Tape Loop No. 1 30:19
12-03 Merzbow Nil Vagina Tape Loop No. 2 28:28
Material Action 2 (N.A.M)
13-01 Merzbow Nil Ad Mirari 22:47
13-02 Merzbow Nimbus Alter Magneto Electricity 18:12
Mechanization Takes Command
14-01 Merzbow Electric Pygmy Decollage 14:12
14-02 Merzbow Mechanization Takes Command 11:01
14-03 Merzbow Peaches Red Indian 10:46
14-04 Merzbow Sahara 5:44
14-05 Merzbow Iggy 3:15
14-06 Merzbow Suicidal Machine 14:17
14-07 Merzbow Ai-Da-Ho 10:19
Dying Mapa Tapes 1-2
15-01 Merzbow Denegration 10:07
15-02 Merzbow Indifferent Pt. 1 6:20
15-03 Merzbow Indifferent Pt. 2 8:01
15-04 Merzbow Ooinon For Satva Karman (Sprashutavia) Decoup 21:46
15-05 Merzbow Dharma Kamarage 22:17
Dying Mapa Tapes 2-3
16-01 Merzbow Sukha, Chanda, Tanno, Kless 23:28
16-02 Merzbow Genetic Erotic (Sie Wiro Weib) 22:57
16-03 Merzbow Rejet, Ictus, Connotation, Accompagnement, Penisersatz, Stigma Indelible Etc. 23:14
Agni Hotra
17-01 Merzbow Agni Hotra 18:26
17-02 Merzbow Asagaya In Rain 3:51
17-03 Merzbow Swamp Metal 6:29
17-04 Merzbow Loops In Flames 12:30
17-05 Merzbow Arbertus Magnus 7:14
17-06 Merzbow Kunyan 7:52
17-07 Merzbow Untitled Waves 6:45
Pornoise / 1kg Vol. 1
18-01 Merzbow Industrial 3:32
18-02 Merzbow Loop Fuck 1 6:12
18-03 Merzbow Loop Fuck 2 5:39
18-04 Merzbow Obituary 1 5:15
18-05 Merzbow Obituary 2 7:12
18-06 Merzbow Night Noise White 31:24
Pornoise / 1kg Vol. 2
19-01 Merzbow New Karhma 31:24
19-02 Merzbow Dynamite Don Don Pt. 1 16:54
19-03 Merzbow Dynamite Don Don Pt. 2 13:16
Pornoise / 1kg Vol. 3
20-01 Merzbow UFO vs British Army 30:46
20-02 Merzbow Toy 69 28:55
Pornoise Extra
21-01 Merzbow Flesh Radio 1 4:49
21-02 Merzbow Flesh Radio 2 4:51
21-03 Merzbow Dance Of Dharma-Kala 13:29
21-04 Merzbow Psycotic Orange 0:42
21-05 Merzbow Helgas Death Disco 5:34
21-06 Merzbow Eros Pandra 8:28
21-07 Merzbow Kirie 6:45
21-08 Merzbow Domine 5:54
21-09 Merzbow Chopin Is Dead 5:55
21-10 Merzbow Risa Supersex 2:55
Sadomasochismo / The Lampinak
22-01 Merzbow Antimony Pt. 1 10:30
22-02 Merzbow Antimony Pt. 2 13:05
22-03 Merzbow Eyes Of Isonokami 11:40
22-04 Merzbow The Lampinak - Sarpent Power 10:29
22-05 Merzbow Carcass On The Floor 4:35
22-06 Merzbow Village Of 8 Graves 4:30
Mortegage / Batztoutai Extra
23-01 Merzbow Anus Anvil Anxiety (Long Version) 14:40
23-02 Merzbow Radio 1511 24:01
23-03 Merzbow Mortegage Inc. Batztoutai 23:21
Enclosure / Libido Economy
24-01 Merzbow Enclosure 17:27
24-02 Merzbow Scarabe 5:33
24-03 Merzbow Interline No. 1-3 18:10
24-04 Merzbow Itch 5:39
24-05 Merzbow Libido Economy No. 1 5:39
24-06 Merzbow Libido Economy No. 2 5:32
Vratya Southward
25-01 Merzbow Electroacoustic Voyage 23:47
25-02 Merzbow Electric Red Desart 18:19
25-03 Merzbow Lightning 19:10
Live In Khabarovsk, CCCP (I'm Proud By Rank Of The Workers)
26-01 Merzbow Live At Trade Unions Place Of Culture Hall 23 March 1988 29:21
26-02 Merzbow Live At Soviet Army Officers House Hall 24 March 1988 28:13
Storage
27-01 Merzbow War Storage Pt. 1 23:02
27-02 Merzbow War Storage Pt. 2 23:48
27-03 Merzbow War Storage Pt. 3 21:08
Fission Dialogue
28-01 Merzbow White Gamlan 16:27
28-02 Merzbow Fission Dialogue 9:08
28-03 Merzbow Inside Tangues In Tera-Aspic 32:11
Collaborative
29-01 Merzbow + S.B.O.T.H.I. Joint
Featuring [Raw Materials] – Achim Wollscheid
20:51
29-02 Merzbow + S.B.O.T.H.I. Code-Gerausch-Aggregate
Producer – Achim Wollscheid
20:12
29-03 Merzbow Jointed 7:06
Crocidura Dsi Nezumi
30-01 Merzbow Mustela Erminea Nippon 23:00
30-02 Merzbow Mustela Sixasa Namiyei (Including: The Revenge Of The Son Of Monster Magnet) 23:50
30-03 Merzbow Strange Strings 16:16
KIR Transformation
31-01 Merzbow + Achim Wollscheid KIR Transformation 40:40
Scissors For Cutting Merzbow Vol. 1
32-01 SCUM (13) Cockchola 12:54
32-02 SCUM (13) Extract 1 4:21
32-03 SCUM (13) Extract 2 5:48
32-04 SCUM (13) Extract 3 1:18
32-05 SCUM (13) Extract 4 5:59
32-06 SCUM (13) Kinetic Environment 11:46
32-07 SCUM (13) Yeah, But That Was Just Dyke Stuff Great Nude Variation No. 2 17:46
Scissors For Cutting Merzbow Vol. 2
33-01 SCUM (13) Music For Funk Arts No. 1 22:51
33-02 SCUM (13) Music For Funk Arts No. 2 22:09
33-03 SCUM (13) Great Nude Variation No. 1 12:05
33-04 SCUM (13) Extract 5 3:40
Severances
34-01 SCUM (13) UP Steel CUM 16:24
34-02 SCUM (13) Catabolism Variation Stereo No. 1 14:02
34-03 SCUM (13) Deaf Forever / Wild Thing / Electric Shaver Forest / De-Soundtrack Variation No. 1 / Rap The Khabarovsk 31:01
Steel CUM
35-01 SCUM (13) Mona 2:51
35-02 SCUM (13) Great Nude Variation No.3 5:57
35-03 SCUM (13) Duck Exercise 17:14
35-04 SCUM (13) Blues In C Minor 24:23
35-05 SCUM (13) Body 6:09
Cloud Cock OO Grand
36-01 Merzbow Brain Forest For Metal Acoustic Concret 23:37
36-02 Merzbow Spinnozaamen 24:01
36-03 Merzbow Autopussy Go No Go 7:40
36-04 Merzbow Modular 15:12
36-05 Merzbow Postfix 8:26
Newark Hellfire - Live On WFMU, 1990
37-01 Merzbow Newark Hellfire 58:45
Hannover Cloud
38-01 Merzbow Magnetic Void 20:35
38-02 Merzbow Rocket Bomber 15:17
38-03 Merzbow Untitled Cock 6:13
38-04 Merzbow Autopussy Go No Go 2 13:22
Stacy Q, Hi Fi Sweet Leaf
39-01 Merzbow Decomposed Cockoo 26:29
39-02 Merzbow Stacy Q, Hi Fi Sweet Leaf 26:28
Music For True Romance Vol. 1
40-01 Merzbow True Romance Theme 3:52
40-02 Merzbow Music Cave 2:27
40-03 Merzbow She Floating - Preparation 15:43
40-04 Merzbow She Mutilation - Main Ritual 15:17
40-05 Merzbow Injured Imperial Soldiers Marching Song 22:29
Brain Ticket Death
41-01 Merzbow Metal Of Doom 6:36
41-02 Merzbow Electric Peekaboo 3:45
41-03 Merzbow Iron Caravan 5:33
41-04 Merzbow Brain Ticket Death 34:01
Sons Of Slash Noise Metal
42-01 Merzbow In-A-Gadda-Veddah 16:53
42-02 Merzbow Cross Toad 10:57
42-03 Merzbow Slash Embryo 32:34
Exotic Apple
43-01 Merzbow Sunohara Youri Is Suzanna Erica 10:16
43-02 Merzbow Moon Over The Bwana A 5:30
43-03 Merzbow Apple Rock 1 14:20
43-04 Merzbow Apple Rock 2 16:17
43-05 Merzbow Apple Rock 3 7:23
43-06 Merzbow Apple Rock 4 7:55
Liquid City
44-01 Merzbow Liquid City 17-1-95 19:11
44-02 Merzbow Dalitech Filters 21:09
44-03 Merzbow Tiabguls 9:16
44-04 Merzbow Cheese Car Commando 7:35
Red Magnesia Pink
45-01 Merzbow Minus Zero 5:57
45-02 Merzbow Etic 4:08
45-03 Merzbow Delta X 4:33
45-04 Merzbow Tremelo Man 10:27
45-05 Merzbow Euclids Pickel 13:48
45-06 Merzbow Chameleon Body 9:18
45-07 Merzbow Little Bang! 7:38
45-08 Merzbow You - Bahn 5:27
Marfan Syndrome
46-01 Merzbow Marfan Syndrome For Blue (Remix) 7:07
46-02 Merzbow Oldenbergs Soft Gun 18:39
46-03 Merzbow Spider Nest Castle Pt. 1 12:26
46-04 Merzbow Un Br Che 11:25
46-05 Merzbow Yosef Voice 2:12
Rhinogradentia
47-01 Merzbow Rhinogradentia 14:52
47-02 Merzbow Silver Scintillator 16:41
47-03 Merzbow Narco 24:02
Space Mix Travelling Band
48-01 Merzbow Travelling 1997 20:04
48-02 Merzbow Floating Manhattan 14:06
48-03 Merzbow Hongkong Suite 24:52
Motorond
49-01 Merzbow Motorond Pt. 2 31:25
49-02 Merzbow Motorond Pt. 1 27:53
Annihiloscillator
50-01 Merzbow Hair Gun 13:16
50-02 Merzbow Kyoko Hamara Air Clyster 12:14
50-03 Merzbow Black Brain Of Piranese 13:26
50-04 Merzbow Soft Parts 1 & 2 17:29
50-05 Merzbow Wild Pair 3:50

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Fifty CDs and two CD-ROMs packaged together with four sets of circular artwork cards in a custom 56-CD binder. Packaged together with a Merzdalion (a bronze medallion), long-sleeve shirt, poster, and book in a custom black case. The case's zipper is wired shut with a custom numbered fob. Released in an edition of 1000 copies.

The CDs contain reissues of many early Merzbow recordings, along with unreleased recordings.

The first CD-ROM contains an Extreme catalogue and various Extreme and Merzbox press material.
The second CD-ROM, the MerzRom, contains an interactive program, video, and sound.

OM Electrique
Recorded at Home, 27 December 1979.
Remastered from original cassette, November 1996.
Previously unreleased.

Metal Acoustic Music
Recorded & mixed at Home, January 1980.
Remastered November 1996.
Previously unreleased.

Remblandt Assemblage
Recorded at Home, 1980.
Mixed at Lowest Music & Arts, 1980.
All tracks from Remblandt Assemblage (Lowest Music & Arts, 1981).
Track 02 "Voice Of Scwitters" is mistyped, should be "Voice Of Schwitters". On the original release appears as "Voice Of Switters".

Collection Era Vol. 1
Recorded at various locations.
Mixed at Ylen/Gap Works, Tokyo, 3 June 1981.
Tracks 1 & 2 from Collection 001 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1981).
Track 3 from Collection 002 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1981).

Collection Era Vol. 2
Recorded at various locations.
Mixed at Lowest Music & Arts, 1981.
Merztronics tape used on tracks 6 & 7.
Tracks 1-4 from Collection 007 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1981-82).
Track 5 from Collection 009 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1981-82).
Tracks 6-7 from Collection 010 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1981-82).

Collection Era Vol. 3
Recorded & mixed at Lowest Music & Arts, 1981-82.
Tracks 1-7 from Collection 008 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1981).
Track 8 from Tridal Production cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1982).

Paradoxa Paradoxa
Recorded live at Kid Airak Hall, 22 March 1981.
Mastered from original live recording.
Pt. 1 was originally released on Paradoxa Paradoxa cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1982).
Pt. 2 is previously unreleased.

Material Action For 2 Microphones
Recorded live at Mizutani Home Studio, Kasai, July 1981.
Mixed at Lowest Music & Arts Studio, 1981.
All tracks from Material Action For 2 Microphones cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1981).

Yantra Material Action
Recorded at various locations, 1981.
Mixed at Junktion Music Works, 1981.
All tracks from Yantra Material Action cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1983; Anomalous Records, 1993).

Solonoise
Recorded & mixed at Lowest Music & Arts, 1982.
Tracks 1 & 2 from Solonoise cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1982).
Track 3 from Solonoise 2 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1982).

Expanded Music
Recorded & mixed at Lowest Music & Arts, 1982.
Tracks 1-8 from Expanded Music 2 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1982).
Track 9 from Musick For Simulation World cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1983; Produktion 1983)

Nil Vagina Tape Loops
Recorded & mixed at Lowest Music & Arts, 1982.
Track 1 from Solonoise 2 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1982).
Tracks 3 & 4 from Lowest Music 2 cassette (Lowest Music & Arts, 1982).

Material Action 2 (N.A.M)
Recorded & mixed at Junktion Music Work, Tokyo, September - October 1982.
All tracks from Material Action 2 LP (Eastern Works, 1983).

Mechanization Takes Command
Recorded at original Merz-bau Studio, Machida & ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, 1982-1983.
Mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, March 1983.
All tracks from Mechanization Takes Command C-90 (ZSF Produkt, 1983).

Dying Mapa Tapes 1-2
Recorded & mixed at Merz-bau, Tokyo, 27 & 28 March & 5 May 1982.
Produced by Lowest Music & Arts, 1982.
All tracks from Dying Mapa cassettes (Aeon, 1983).

Dying Mapa Tapes 2-3
Recorded & mixed at Merz-bau, Tokyo, 27 & 28 March 1982.
Produced by Lowest Music & Arts, 1982.
All tracks from Dying Mapa cassettes (Aeon, 1983).

Agni Hotra
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt, Asagaya, 1984-85.
Tracks 1-4 are previously unreleased and from the Agni Hotra first master.
Track 5 is previously unreleased and from the Agni Hotra second master.
Track 6 is a previously unreleased alternate mix of the track that appeared on the Ushi-tra cassette (Cause & Effect, 1985).
Track 7 is a previously unreleased extra track from the Ushi-tra recording.

Pornoise / 1kg Vol. 1
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, December 1984.
Tracks 2-4 used taped typesetting machine.
All tracks selected from Pornoise 1KG 5 cassettes (ZSF Produkt, 1984; RRRecords, 1993).

Pornoise / 1kg Vol. 2
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, December 1984.
All tracks selected from Pornoise 1KG 5 cassettes (ZSF Produkt, 1984; RRRecords, 1993).

Pornoise / 1kg Vol. 3
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, December 1984.
All tracks selected from Pornoise 1KG 5 cassettes (ZSF Produkt, 1984; RRRecords, 1993).

Pornoise Extra
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, December 1984.
All tracks from Pornoise Extra cassette (ZSF Produkt, 1985).

Sadomasochismo / The Lampinak
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, 1985.
Tracks 1-3 from Sadomasochismo cassette (ZSF Produkt, 1985).
Tracks 4-6 from Lampinak cassette (ZSF Produkt, 1985).

Mortegage / Batztoutai Extra
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, November 1984.
Parts of this recording appeared on Batztoutai With Memorial Gadgets double LP (RRRecords, 1986).
Parts of tracks 1 & 3 appeared on Red Eyes 10" (V-2).

Enclosure / Libido Economy
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, July 1987.
Tracks 1-3 from Enclosure cassette (ZSF Produkt, 1987).
Track 4 recorded 1988. Originally released on Neue Munster compilation cassette (Tonspur, 1989)
Track 5 recorded November 1989. Originally appeared on Enkele Gemotiveerde Produktiemedewerkers compilation cassette (Midas Music, 1990).
Track 6 recorded November 1989. Originally appeared on Network 77 compilation cassette (Network 77, 1990).

Vratya Southward
Tracks 1-2 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, 1987.
Tracks 1-2 from Vratya Southward cassette (ZSF Produkt, 1987).
Track 3 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, July 1988. Previously unreleased.

Live In Khabarovsk, CCCP
Recorded live at AMUR Jazz & Experiment Music Festival, Khabarovsk, far east of Russia.
Live PA recordings by Russian staff. Remastered from original recording.
Originally released on Live In Khabarovsk, CCCP LP (ZSF Produkt, 1988).

Storage
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, February - April 1988.
Original long version. Remastered from original chrome cassette master.
All tracks from Storage LP (ZSF Produkt, 1988).

Fission Dialogue
Tracks 1-2 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, 1987.
Track 3 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Asagaya, 1988.
Previously unreleased.

Collaborative
Track 1 recorded at ZSF Produkt on 8 March 1988. Merzbow worked with raw materials submitted by Achim Wollscheid.
Track 2 produced by Achim Wollscheid, 1988.
Track 3 recorded at ZSF Produkt (Live) on 1 May 1988.
Tracks 1 & 2 originally released as Collaborative LP (Extreme, 1988).
Track 3 originally released on a bonus 7" with the Collaborative LP (Extreme, 1988).

Crocidura Dsi Nezumi
Tracks 1-2 recorded & mixed as ZSF Produkt, August 1987.
Tracks 1-2 from Crocidura Dsi Nezumi cassette (ZSF Produkt, 1988; Banned Productions, 1988).
Track 3 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, August 1988. Previously unreleased.

KIR Transformation
Composed and produced live, 1989. Edited 1997.
Previously unreleased.

Scissors For Cutting Merzbow Vol. 1
Recorded & mixed May - December 1988 at ZSF Produkt Studio and various rehearsal studios.
Remastered from original cassette.
The order of this CD is the same as the original master tapes.
Tracks 2-5 previously unreleased.
All other tracks from Scissors For Cutting Merzbow double LP (ZSF Produkt, 1989).

Scissors For Cutting Merzbow Vol. 2
Recorded & mixed May - December 1988 at ZSF Produkt Studio and various rehearsal studios.
Remastered from original cassette.
The order of this CD is the same as the original master tapes.
Tracks 4 previously unreleased.
All other tracks from Scissors For Cutting Merzbow double LP (ZSF Produkt, 1989).

Severances
Recorded & mixed as ZSF Produkt Studio, 2 July 1989. Drum track on Rap The Khabarovsk was recorded live in Russia.
All tracks from Severances (Discordia Concordia, 1989).

Steel CUM
Recorded at various locations. Mixed as ZSF Produkt Studio, 1989.
All tracks from Steel CUM cassette (ZSF Produkt, 1990).
Some parts appeared on Steel Cum EP (Vertical, 1992).

Cloud Cock OO Grand
Recorded at ZSF Produkt during October 89 - January 90. Mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, 17 April 1990.
Track 4 was mixed and recorded live at V2, s'Hertogenbosch & Diogenes, Nijmegen, Holland, September 1989.
All tracks from Cloud Cock OO Grand CD (ZSF Produkt, 1990).

Newark Hellfire
Recorded live at WFMU Radio Studio, New Jersey, USA on 23 September 1990.
Remastered from original recording at ZSF Produkt Studio.
Previously unreleased.

Hannover Cloud
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt, 1990.
Tracks 1 & 2 are outtakes from Hannover Interruption LP (Dom, 1990).
Track 3 is an outtake from the Cloud Cock OO Ground sessions.
Track 4 is a different mix of a track that appeared on the Cloud Cock OO Ground CD.
Previously unreleased.

Stacy Q, HI FI Sweet Leaf
Track 1 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, April 1991. No editing.
Track 2 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, May 1991. No editing.
Previously unreleased.

Music For True Romance Vol. 1
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, May 1992-93.
Tracks 1-4 originally made for True Romance first private video Blood Orgy of the She Dolls soundtrack in 1992.
Track 5 originally made for True Romance performance Isis and Secret Army Hyper Vivisection and Moma, Kyoto, 1993.
Previously unreleased.

Brain Ticket Death
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, 1993.
Previously unreleased.

Sons Of Slash Noise Metal
Track 1 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, 1992.
Track 2 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, February 1993.
Track 3 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, March 1993.
All tracks remastered from original master tape, no editing.
Previously unreleased.

Exotic Apple
Mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio.
Track 1 recorded 1992. Appeared on Melt compilation CD (Work In Progress, 1992).
Track 2 recorded 1993. Appeared on The Land Of The Rising Noise compilation CD (Charnel House, 1993).
Tracks 3-6 recorded 1994. Previously unreleased.

Liquid City
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, December 1994 - January 1995.
Track 3 appeared on Entertainment Through Pain compilation CD (RRRecords, 1995).
All others previously unreleased.

Red Magnesia Pink
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, April - August 1995.
Previously unreleased.

Marfan Syndrome
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, September 1994 - January 1995.
Tracks 1 & 2 remastered in original order from master tape.
Track 1 is a different mix of the track that appeared on Eternal Blue Extreme compilation CD (Somnus, 1994).
Track 4 appeared in a shorter version on the Coruscanto cassette (Nekoisis, 1995).
All others previously unreleased.

Rhinogradentia
Tracks 1 & 2 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, 1995. Remixed 1997.
Track 3 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, 1996. Remixed 1997.
Previously unreleased.

Space Mix Travelling Band
Raw materials of tracks recording during 1994-1996. Final mix, 1997.
A different mix of track 3 was used for raw material of collaboration with John Watterman on Brisbane-Tokyo Interlace CD (Cold Spring, 1995).
Previously unreleased.

Motorond
Track 1 recorded live at Guilty, Tokyo, 30 March 1997.
Track 2 recorded at ZSF Produkt Studio, January 1997.
All remixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, April 1997.
Previously unreleased.

Annihiloscillator
Track 1 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, March 1997.
Track 2 raw material recorded live in California, 1995. Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, January 1997.
Track 3 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, January 1997.
Tracks 4 & 5 recorded & mixed as ZSF Produkt Studio, December 1996.
Track 4 originally appeared on Merzbow/Kadef split 10" (Dreizehn, 1997).
All others previously unreleased.

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  • Other (ISBN for Merzbook): 0-957-77091-X

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weirdal

weirdal

July 21, 2014

Hey, this release is still in print and is selling cheaper straight through the record label than the cheapest being sold here.

I got a copy last week, you wont regret this purchase. not a waste of money at all. the book is amazing!

http://www.xtr.com/catalog/XLTD-003/
Retrobrut

Retrobrut

November 21, 2010
I purchased from the label (Extreme) few years ago, totally worth the money, the music collection it's really complete and the book it's a mandatory reading, wonderful lay-out, cover all black with black ink.

I have the special edition, it comes with additional posters and 2 x CD collaboration, those recordings were made using EMS, artwork on the 2 x cd set reminds me to Pulse Demon design.

Highly recommendable listening of Annihiloscillator, Red Magnesia Pink, Rhinograndetia! just to name a few.

July 15, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
This box set is one of the most valuable pieces of art to come across this world during the 1900's. No artist has come close to releasing a 50 CD Box Set.

The 1979-1984 era takes some getting use to as Merzbow likes to draw out 2 second loops for 10-20 minutes at a time, but the material is still interesting and the use of drums is noticed a lot in these works.

Era 1985-1990 show what was to come in the future of Merzbow as he takes his noise to a whole new level. Tracks start to increase in volume and the material becomes more defined.

Era 1991-1997 show us what made him a legend in the noise industry. Masami's use of pedals and other sound sources becomes increasingly more complex and the artwork shows that Jenny (his wife) has now become involved in his works.

The box set comes with a medallion that actually creates an illusion when you move it from side to side, very cool. This box set is a long listen, but well worth the price. As it notes in the Merzbook, you must listen to this from the first CD to the last CD in order to get the full picture of the legend of Merzbow.
davidagbr

davidagbr

September 17, 2003

The information for discs 05 (Collection Era Vol.2) & 06 (Collection Era Vol.3) was either mixed up during the mastering of the discs, or in the typsetting of the Merzbook. Either way Disc 05 has 8 tracks, and Disc 06 has only 7. Not the other way around as is listed above.