Merzbow + The New Blockaders ‎– Oumagatoki

Hypnagogia ‎– nag03
Vinyl, 10", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition


A Oumagatoki Part 1 11:50
B Oumagatoki Part 2 10:14

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Limited edition of 400 copies. Released in a glossy foldover cover, packaged in a plastic sleeve with sticker.

Dedicated to TNB
Recorded and Mixed at Bedroom 31 Dec 03–1 Jan 04
Cover Artwork and Drawing Based on illustration from 'Gazu Hyatsukiyako'
(c) Akita/Rupenus 2004
Thanks to Paul Anomali

Label name appears as "hypnagOgia"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): (NAG03)OUMAGATOKI-A:33
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): (NAG03)OUMAGATOKI-B:33


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January 19, 2011

A beautiful head-to-head from two of the most consistently feral Noise artists. Here Akita reassembles Rupenus’ raw material. Far from being the predictable all-guns blow-out that the combination of these four fists would suggest, this is a slow, sleazy ride through fug and tar that stands up to days of repeat spinning. VOLCANIC TONGUE (UK)


January 18, 2011

Two pieces named Oumagatoki sound like a sound sketch for raging flames at a Japanese temple with a long and distinguished history. They are neither brutal nor aggressive. Masami Akita's sound treatment is solid and cool, but I can also find wind and heat in these two pieces. It's noteworthy that the ending part of each piece is done in typical Merzbow mix style, but Masami utilises the beauty of the original TNB materials there and he did his best to not spoil the originality of their work. It is rare that he pays respect to other artists in this way. SIREN (Japan)


January 18, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

A gem of noise, Oumagatoki sees TNB collaborating with the legendary Japanoise artist Merzbow, who has reworked raw TNB recordings and added his own unique twist and flavour to the delivery.
Comprising of two long tracks, each taking up a side a piece, Oumagatoki has a much cleaner, sharper sound that captures and helps deliver the walls of sonic noise with a murderous accuracy. The 10" sees this collaboration of suitable bedfellows in perfect fu*ked-up form, with little rest-bite given from the relentless exploration into the very reaches of musical exploitation, aside from a short, almost dark ambientesque section which can be found towards the end of side two. This pushes the boundries of the genre to its very edge. THE JUDAS KISS (UK)