Merzbow ‎– Venereology

Release Entertainment ‎– RR 6910-2
CD, Album

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1 Ananga-Ranga 29:02
2 Klo Ken Phantasie
Bass Guitar [On End Part Of] – Kazuyoshi Kimoto
3 I Lead You Towards Glorious Times
Noises [Noise] – Reiko A*Recorded By – Mackeral Can Molding Company*Vocals [Vocal] – Bara*
4 Slave New Desart 6:22

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Recorded and mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio during Jan-Feb 1994 except track 3 excerpt from Live at Yaneura II, 5 Feb, 1994.

Thanks for Matt Jacobson and Relapse, Reiko Azuma, Bara, Kazuyoshi Kimoto, Fumiyoshi Suzuki (MCMC), Naomi Hosokawa, Antoine Bernhart.

Merzbow would like to greetings for followings: Alchemy Records, Vanilla Records, RRRecords, Charnel House Productions, Way Out Sound, Verticle Records, Banned Productions, V2, Extreme, Cheeses International, Zero Cabal, Nihilist Recordings, Cinemagic, Cold Spring, Lusetti Guido, Kinbiken, Rightbrain, Hijokaidan, MB, Violent Onsen Geisha, Pain Jerk, Incapacitants, Solmania, Masonna, Monde Bruits, Aube, C.C.C.C., Controlled Bleeding, Anal Cunt, Macronympha, Selektion, Artware, Laughing Eskimo, Borbetomagus, Emil Beaulieu, Kapotte Muziek, TH20, John Duncan, Smell & Quim, New Blockaders, Boredoms, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Due Process, Achim Wollscheid, Animal Art, Anomalous Records, Seikyu-sha, S&M Sniper, DIA Press, Sanwa Publishing, The Haters, Sounds For Consciousness Rape, Hanayo Nakajima, Bizarre Magazine, Susei Sha, Asmus Tietchens, Silent Records, Giancarlo Toniutti, etc...

Fuck! for Artdirecte.

(P)+(C) 1994 Release Entertainment.
Printed in Canada.

Sticker on jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 81676 69102 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 781676691029
  • Matrix / Runout: E38872-1 ***AA006969* 6910-2   MANUFACTURED BY KAO OPTICAL PRODUCTS

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR6691-2 Merzbow Venereology(CD, Album, RE) Relapse Records RR6691-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
IROND CD 06-1120 Merzbow Venereology(CD, RE) Irond IROND CD 06-1120 Russia 2006 Sell This Version



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December 24, 2009
MERZBOW is name that carries undeniable clout in the noise world but sometimes it's easy to forget why with his current never ending stream of mediocre laptop noise. Before the digital switch MERZBOW released albums with a characteristically uncompromising and all encompassing in sound. Venereology is one of those albums. From the first second it is clear MERZBOW is taking no prisoners. Layers and layers of thick rumbling noise, constantly churning explodes from the speakers. Unlike Killer Bug or Masonna who split and slice piercing feedback like some kind of psychedelic disco ball of death, reflecting shards of pain everywhere, MERZBOW simply dominates all ranges of frequencies with punishing walls of sonic destruction. There's something happening in every inch of space leaving no respite for the listener. It's an endurance test for the listener not because its too heavy or harsh, but because there is so much to pay attention to it becomes hard to focus. Your mind runs in so many directions simultaneously that eventually you have to give into a Zen state of submission.