Merzbow ‎– Peace For Animals

Quasi Pop Records ‎– QPOP CD049
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak


1 Raging Chaos 15:58
2 September 11:58
3 No More Exploitaition Of Animals 33:04


Edition of 500 copies in digipack.


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September 14, 2010

The album shaking, is brain carrying out! The first track as a pulling down of overseas jungle huge bulldozers is better, and a panic in jungle accordingly, the second any psychodelic track, I would name its December), the third as travel, is faster in space, through space and time, flight on a starprobe vehicle meeting on the way of unusual beings, frequently that wrecked, escaping in anywhere.


March 6, 2008

When I first saw Merzbow's Peace For Animals cd, it was on Archivecd. I listened to the short clip they had of the song, and was confronted with some of the most chaotic, blasting, wall of noise that I have ever heard come from Merzbow. As I went back to purchase the album later, it was sold out. Peace For Animals and I were reunited on another site, and when it arrived I couldn't wait to hear what was in store from the promising clip. The packaging of the album itself is awesome, the bird on the front being one of my favorite Merzbow album covers. The first track, Raging Chaos, is certainly just that. A wall of tornado sounding white noise, only broken up by harsh static and feedback. It could be the soundtrack to a disaster. It sounds as if paint is ripping off walls as the city evacuates from the destruction. As Raging Chaos comes to a close, September picks up on a softer note. While still retaining Raging Chaos' blistering static, other noises and synth are added in, in a more ambient way. As Merzbow has recently been moving away from his pure laptop days, the static comes and goes in spurts, and his junk guitar can clearly be heard, as he scratches away. The track seems a little less claustrophobic as the previous, and certainly is more calm. Reaching near silence, September's contrast between high and low, along with the ambiance mid track, are quite different from that of Raging Chaos. September is certainly a universal track, for both new and veteran Merzfans alike. The last track, No More Exploitation of Animals, is quite atmospheric. It begins with glitching electronics over an almost swamp-like atmosphere. It sounds as if it was recorded in a cave. More and more real sounds begin to take shape, and the atmosphere continues to grow. Peace For Animals is certainly a must have for any Merzbow fan, whether classic die hard, or new-comer alike.