Merzbow ‎– Noisembryo

The Releasing Eskimo ‎– IGLOO 001
CD, Album


1 Part 1 9:23
2 Part 2 25:06
3 Part 3 21:00
4 Part 4 2:55

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Subtitled: "Psycho-Analytic Study Of Coital Noise Posture".
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Dec 1993-Feb 1994.
Thanks for Philip Josefson / Laughing Eskimo.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: IGLOO001 1S

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HOS-594 Merzbow Noisembryo(LP, Gre + LP, Ora + Album, RE) Hospital Productions HOS-594 US 2018 Sell This Version
M 1994F Merzbow Noisembryo(4xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Editions Merzbow M 1994F Unknown
IGLOO 001 Merzbow Noisembryo(CD, Album + Box, Ltd, Num, S/Edition) The Releasing Eskimo IGLOO 001 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
HOS-594 Merzbow Noisembryo(2xLP, Album, RE) Hospital Productions HOS-594 US 2018 Sell This Version


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October 29, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Vinyl version will be available soon via the Hospital Productions label

January 17, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
Aside from the whole ridiculous Merzcar fable this release is one of his classics. Basically it's one long 55+ minute track broken up into 4 parts. Each track carries with it the spastic jarring crashes we are so use to with Merzbow. Trash Can smashes and vocal whispers are also heard along with his typical channel switching distortion blazes. Noise done in 1994 didn't sound like this and that’s what made this release such a classic at the time. If we could only somehow squash that Merzcar story then I wouldn't feel so cheesed out listening to this, maybe.


July 28, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
According to Anders, the owner of The Releasing Eskimo, there was a special limited edition version of Noisembryo released in an edition of one (1) copy. It has since become known as the Merzcar. Anders states:

"A while ago I had a Mercedes 230 that I didn't drive much. The police told me that I had to move it or they'd tow it away. Well, I didn't want to keep it and I didn't have anywhere to store it so I decided to use it for something else. I rigged the car's CD player with our latest release of Merzbow's "Noise Embryo" CD so that the music started when the car was turned on and it was impossible to turn it off. I put it up for sale as an extremely limited edition of the "Noise Embryo" CD but no one ever bought it, and in the end the car broke down. So we took out the CD and got rid of the car. Now I'm thinking about if it's possible to release a record in a Boeing 747..."