Merzbow

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Merzbow (メルツバウ) is an extreme experimental music project created in Tokyo in 1979 under the direction of musician Masami Akita (秋田昌美) and is recognized as being one of the earliest projects in what has become known as "Japanese noise". Highly prolific, Merzbow has released hundreds of recordings since 1979.

The name is derived from Kurt Schwitters's "Merzbau", and is meant to be pronounced the same way.

Originally Merzbow was formed in 1979 as a duo of Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani.
In 1989 Kiyoshi Mizutani left and Merzbow became a solo project of Masami Akita.

Since 1991 Merzbow became a trio of Masami Akita with Reiko Azuma (electronics and voice) and Tetsuo Sakaibara (aka Bara) (voice and dance).

Since 1999 Merzbow became a solo project of Masami Akita again.
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none Collection:002 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection:002 (Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection 004 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection 004 (Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection 007 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection 007 (Album) Not On Label (Merzbow Self-released) none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection:003 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection:003 (Album) Not On Label (Merzbow Self-released) none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection:008 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection:008 (Album) Not On Label (Merzbow Self-released) none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection:001 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection:001 (Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection:005 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection:005 (Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection:009 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection:009 (Album) Not On Label (Merzbow Self-released) none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Expanded Music 2 — Merzbow Merzbow Expanded Music 2 (Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Material Action For Two Microphone (Second Version) — Merzbow Merzbow Material Action For Two Microphone (Second Version) (Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Solonoise · 1 — Merzbow Merzbow Solonoise · 1 Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection:006 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection:006 (Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Paradoxa Paradoxa — Merzbow Merzbow Paradoxa Paradoxa Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Collection:010 — Merzbow Merzbow Collection:010 (Album) Not On Label (Merzbow Self-released) none Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Merz / Lowest Music — Merzbow Merzbow Merz / Lowest Music(Cass, Album, C46) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Merzbow Expanded Music 1(Cass, Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Tridal Production — Merzbow Merzbow Tridal Production(Cass, C60) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
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ZSFM 02 Mechanization Takes Command — Merzbow Merzbow Mechanization Takes Command (Album) ZSF Produkt ZSFM 02 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
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CHAOS 00001 Material Action 2 N·A·M — Merzbow Merzbow Material Action 2 N·A·M Chaos (2) CHAOS 00001 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
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ADN TAPES 01 Kibbutz — Merzbow Merzbow Kibbutz (Album) ADN ADN TAPES 01 Italy 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Musick From The Simulation World — Merzbow Merzbow Musick From The Simulation World (Album) Produktion none UK 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
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none Lowest Music.2 — Merzbow Merzbow Lowest Music.2 (Album) Lowest Music & Arts none Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
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ZSFM03 Worker Machine — Merzbow Merzbow Worker Machine(Cass, C60) ZSF Produkt ZSFM03 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
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Ae 006 Dying Mapa III — Merzbow Merzbow Dying Mapa III(Cass, C46) Aeon Ae 006 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
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ZSF 07 Babilonia — Merzbow Merzbow, Null* Merzbow, Null* - Babilonia(Cass, Album, C60) ZSF Produkt ZSF 07 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen

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sleptsov

sleptsov

28. Oktober 2021
Watch the movie: Beyond Extreme Violence: The Hard Listening of Merzbow by Ian Kerkhof. Masami talks about his music, Japanese culture, pornography and other things that are not accepted to talk about. This video is a paradise for any fan of Japanese (japanoise) music.
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technoanalytica_ru

technoanalytica_ru

28. Oktober 2021
Merzbow's music is primarily a concept idea and don't forget about this law when you listen to Venereology / Pulse Demon / Electric Salad and other Merzbow releases from 1988 to 1998. We don't need extra listeners, we've read all the Merzbow interviews and you're just not needed here if you don't recognize Merzbow's conceptual ideas. The world is full of other music, leave Merzbow to those who really like it. This music was, is and will be for the chosen ones, so don't get in the way under our feet.
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postthispostthat

postthispostthat

15. Mai 2021
geändert about 1 year ago
scene and hard lovin man two great titles that i like a lot but dont get a lot of mention, the coastal erosion thing was beautiful too..
sleptsov

sleptsov

24. Juni 2020
geändert 9 months ago
Best albums: Venereology (best album of Masami) / Pulse Demon / Tauromachine / Door Open At 8 AM / Artificial Invagination / Great American Nude _ Crash For Hi-Fi / Hole / Noisembryo / A Perfect Pain / Rectal Anarchy / Balance / Electric Salad / Magnesia Nova / Hybrid Noisebloom. Enjoy your listening!
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sleptsov

sleptsov

24. Juni 2020
A musician who can safely be called a genius. Father of industrial noise. The man who first started selling CDs with noise. A person whose creativity is based on ideas, not just natural sounds. A man who was ahead of his time with his talent, starting with his first works in the late 70's-early 80's. First of all, listen to all his albums from 1990 to 1998, this is really noise music in all its glory. If you do not understand the noise, erase all the albums from your hard drive, do not waste time, Merzbow will not cease to be a genius.
rd1994

rd1994

25. Mai 2020
I will say I feel like I have become desenitized (I have no idea how to spell that word) to Merzbows music. Whenever I feel stressed I put this on and instantly feel at ease.
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junglungs

junglungs

1. Juli 2017
Does anyone know or is there any definitive info online pointing to what year or starting with which release Merzbow dropped the analog noise sources and started using laptop? Just looking through the releases I would think 1999/2000, but it's just a guess...
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Vephthode

Vephthode

17. Mai 2012
geändert over 6 years ago
How are you supposed to keep up with this man's release rate? I've nearly given up trying! I suppose the 'Merzbox' is enough to last me the rest of my life realistically.
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etherealflux

etherealflux

18. September 2011
I recommend Merzbow for stress management... 1º you listen some random track from him 2º when it finishes, the silence you hear will be the most relaxing thing ever. Trust me.
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Nostradamus7

Nostradamus7

16. Januar 2009
geändert over 11 years ago
Some of the reviews of Merzbow albums on discogs is enough to make anyone with a tinge of intellect cringe. Merzbow has continued in the experimental fashion of Stockhausen and the industrial movement and ending up in a pure noise phase. Masami Akita's noise is revered for it's quality, some of which is more drone-y, even less is beat-based, with the majority being harsh, thickly-layered noise. His rapid output has led to record companies pressing a possible majority of his album in 1,000 copies or less. When choosing an Akita album, try to match your temperament, if you can't listen to harsh noise, be choosy when picking one of his albums to buy; however his harsh noise releases are often his best.
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