Merzbow ‎– Pulse Demon

Release Entertainment ‎– RR 6937-2
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Cardboard Sleeve


1 Woodpecker No. 1 6:42
2 Woodpecker No. 2 3:37
3 Spiral Blast 4:30
4 My Station Rock 4:54
5 Ultra Marine Blues 11:29
6 Tokyo Times Ten 11:09
7 Worms Plastic Earthbound 24:53
8 Yellow Hyper Balls 6:03

Companies, etc.



Limited edition of 3000 copies. Packaged in a holographic panel sleeve with two flaps to hold the disk in place and an "Uneasy Listening" sticker.

All composed by Live Noise Concrete. No Over Dub.
All recorded & mixed at ZSF PRODUKT Studio, October ~ November 1995.
Mastered at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ, January 1996.
Thanks for Bill Yurkiewicz.

The cover illustration appears to reference the early 1960's 'op art' of Bridget Riley.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 781676693726

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RR 6937-2 Merzbow Pulse Demon(CD, Album, Num) Release Entertainment RR 6937-2 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
RR 6937-2 Merzbow Pulse Demon(CD, Album, RE) Relapse Records RR 6937-2 US 1998 Sell This Version


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January 21, 2015

though i've only heard a few more than 20 of his releases, this remains my stays interesting throughout and is exciting to listen to every time


February 19, 2014
agreed not his best (also agreed though one of the best covers ever!) Go straight to the last two tracks (which should have been the whole release) interesting weird tape manipulations save the long track with various twist and turns in the peice and the final track has a great looped rhythm to it


September 12, 2011

Definitely one of the loudest thing Masami has ever bothered to put out, but it doesen't do much more. Layers upon layers of static, which isn't really his usual style. The unexperienced might think that it's what all his albums are, but trust me, that is not it. There's much more varied albums released under the Merzbow name. After the three first tracks it just comes off as total boredom.

That said, it's definitely one of the best album covers ever.


January 10, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
This release is what I use as an example of non-mainstream music. It is wonderful, powerful and awe-inspiring. I have never heard anything louder. Compression works miracles. A must have, if you listen to noise.

August 6, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
This release rises above the average Merzbow material in terms of hardness and harshness by more than just a few levels, and is certainly one of the most firmly over-compressed productions of all time.