Merzbow ‎– Door Open At 8 AM

Alien8 Recordings ‎– ALIENCD17
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1 Intro 1:30
2 Tony Williams Deathspace 2:18
3 Jimmy Elvins In Traffic 9:49
4 Lyons Wake 10:45
5 Door Open At 8 Am 3:17
6 The Africa Brass Session Vol.2
Written-By [Uncredited] – John Coltrane
7 Metro And Bus 7:50

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  • Mastered ByStefan Figiel
  • Synthesizer [EMS, Moog], Electronics [Noise Electronics], Composed ByMA*


Recorded and mixed at Bedroom April-May 1998.
Mastered at Numerix Studio.

From the same era as Aqua Necromancer.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 20953 02052 0
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN CANADA ***AA2005894-001* AMTECH
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L956
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3F09

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
M 1999A Merzbow Door Open At 8 AM(7xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Editions Merzbow M 1999A Unknown


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May 11, 2018
After the recent Noisembryo and Pulse Demon releases, what are the odds we can finally get this on vinyl? This is one of my favorites in his catalog.


March 21, 2017
For me the best album of merbow is fucking well done the sounds are well built creating a psychedelic, aggressive environment and at the same time I dare say pacific wrapping sounds and of course noisy. Highly recommended for people who want to start listening to music noise, very "calm" and aggressive at the same time


June 23, 2014
Everything marellia said. "Jimmy Elvins in traffic" is a classic.


July 21, 2007
edited over 13 years ago

The best Merzbow release ever. Thought it can seemed strange to find a Merzbow record better than any other of billions records he has made, the fact is here. This one truly makes the difference, it's more constructed, it's more psychedelic, it has a real musical aspect that most of his works don't have, for the main reason that they are only chaotic noise.
This is also one of his last work using analog stuff, later he will turn to laptop, gaining in readability, but loosing this organic feeling that made most of the interest of his stuff. Here we've got the two. Great.