Merzbow ‎– Ikebana: Merzbow's Amlux Rebuilt, Reused And Recycled

Important Records (2) ‎– imprec016
2 × CD, Album

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1-01 DJ Spooky Takemitsu 4:37
1-02 DJ/rupture* In And Out Of Institutions
Cello – Jenny Jones
1-03 Plug Untitled 3:39
1-04 Alec Empire Digital Hardcore 5:44
1-05 Kim Hiorthoy* Cow Cow (Sheep Sheep) 5:13
1-06 Nau-Zee-auN Testosterphone 4:35
1-07 Bola Klunk 7:01
1-08 Kurt Weisman Spicy Water 4:06
1-09 Atom™ Merzwaltz 5:32
1-10 Custom Drummer Luxus 2:26
1-11 Raub Roy Untitled 3:36
1-12 Abstinence Freq 5:38
1-13 Insta-void* Cho Nama Yo!
Featuring [Guest Starring] – Chicks On Speed
1-14 Masami Akita Looping Jane 8:31
2-01 Negativland An Actual Attack 4:49
2-02 Hrvatski Toru Pup 4:16
2-03 Mouse On Mars Superstar 4:01
2-04 Cornelius Untitled 5:41
2-05 Jack Dangers Available Memory 8:21
2-06 Freiband Merzmix 3:10
2-07 E.A.R.* / Sonic Boom (2) Takemitsu 7:00
2-08 KK Null* Decomposition 3:09
2-09 Staalplaat Sound System A Golden Cow On The Bridge 2:38
2-10 Kawabata Makoto* Revolved Jane 9:10
2-11 Nobukazu Takemura Assembler Mix 8:48
2-12 Lasse Marhaug Takemitsu Unholy 4:39
2-13 Kim Cascone Black Gun Red 2:59
2-14 John Wiese Untitled 2:39
2-15 Zipperspy* With CB 1:55

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From label sticker on cover: "This double CD is not a remix collection! Artists were asked to create their own new compositions incorporating components of Merzbow's album Amlux (IMPREC002)."

©Important Records 2003.

Contains samples of Merzbow's album Amlux, written by Masami Akita.
Gatefold cover.

The promo release had track 1-04 entitled as "Digital Hardcore Mix".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 93447 50162 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): iprec016a <01> CROOKED COVE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): iprec016b <01> CROOKED COVE
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LR00
  • Mould SID Code (Side One): ifpi 1Z01
  • Mould SID Code (Side Two): ifpi 1Z06


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October 25, 2007
The second CD is cool, but due to it's diversity, the first CD probably has all the highlights, save the brilliant Negativland remix, which uses Merzbow's teeth rattling assault to create a fantastic parody of those attack warning public service messages. Kurt Weisman's microsound mix is notably interesting, in how it manages to be incredibly muted yet still disorienting in the right setting. However, in the end, the last track of the first disc is the most surprising (even though it was released previously on the Merzbeat album), as Masami himself trades the entrancing drone of Looping Jane for a massively distorted, oddly looped drum track and rough ambience. A fascinating example of an artist radically recontextualizing their own work and stepping outside of their element.


October 22, 2003

i am still trying to get past how good the first four tracks are.... DJ Spooky is brilliant with his fucked up piece of tunage, Dj Rupture is good to but then Plug just blows me away with his Dnb bass mix, the best DnB track and the best Plug track i have heard in a long long time... then Alec Empire blasts some very nice noisy hardcore, much noisier then anything else i have heard from him of late... great album...


July 4, 2003

just look at the list of remixers on this and try and tell yourself this isn't worth buying. go on. a lot of the tracks sound quite different from what you might expect from the artists remixing. really really interesting stuff.