Jamie Saft, Merzbow ‎– Merzdub

Caminante Recordings ‎– cami 003
CD, Album


1 Conquerer 9:13
2 Beware Dub 9:16
3 Skinning JLO 8:50
4 Kantacky Fried Dub 6:36
5 Visions Of Irie 6:43
6 Dangermix 7:44
7 Updub 10:48
8 Slow Down Furry Dub 12:15

Companies, etc.



Source material recorded at Bedroom, Tokyo, March 2005.
Recorded and mixed at Frank Booth, Brooklyn, September-October 2005.
Mastered at Scott Hull Mastering, NY, December 2005.

All songs produced and arranged by Jamie Saft using raw material submitted by Masami Akita.

Published by Pain Management (ASCAP).
© 2006 Masami Akita.

© ℗ 2006 Caminante Recordings.

CD and four inserts, packaged in a Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: >CAM1003 M6613J
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L534
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9217

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
cami 003 Jamie Saft, Merzbow Jamie Saft, Merzbow - Merzdub(8xFile, WAV, Album) Caminante Recordings cami 003 US 2006



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February 21, 2008

One thing Jamie Saft and Merzbow have in common is their experimental streak. Between them, there are fans of dub, fans of noise, or more unlikely, fans of both genres. This is probably why Merzdub is going to be one of those rare records that the listener absolutely has to get into, and make room for it to grow. The willing and patient is handsomely rewarded: On Merzdub, we find drugged-out and phuq'ked-up experimental dub pieces, brave key and tempo changes counterpointed with sweet riddims and, of course, varying levels of excitable Japanoise. All of that, in a melting pot. Depending on which track one listens to, the result can be achingly beautiful in an opiated, trippy sort of way (eg Conquerer), or it can verge on the ominous (eg Kantacky Fried Dub). Whatever you do, watch out for the filthy, skanky, Skinning JLO: Jamie Saft's vocodered voice with vocals of what sounds like a 'skinned' J-Lo, is going to have you worship the feet of these two experimental giants. Out-and-out Excellent!