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Merzbow
MONOAkuma

For forty years now Merzbow has been consistently reinventing, questioning and innovating the genre of noise music. To celebrate the one born Masami Akita entering his fifth decade as a recording artist, Room40 ...view item »
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Merzbow / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
A Perfect Pain

Here’s a twentieth anniversary reissue of this collaboration between two heavyweights of subversive and challenging music, Gristle Throbber Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Japanese curator of cacophony Merzbow. Genesis lend obscure and absorbing spoken-word, around which Merz builds engrossing and intense tex...view item »
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Merzbow/ Richard Pinhas
Keio Line

I love a threeway me. Not much more fun to be had as a human being. Here's a threeway by Merzbow, Richard Pinhas and Keio Line on Dirter Promotions Actually I don't think it' is a threeway at all. I've got it all completely wrong! It's a split by Richard Pinhas and Merzbow called Keio Line Plus. Richard Pinhas is some French pioneer of electronics ...view item »


Merzbow + HEXA
Achromatic

It’s ya boy Masami baby! Here he is working with HEXA, who are an interesting pairing in themselves: Xiu Xiu man Jamie Stewart and Room40 boss Lawrence English. The structure is one side of Merzbow produced and mixed by HEXA...view item »


Merzbow
Kakapo

Despite the fact that Masami Akita’s discography would take you a full lifetime to imbibe, slabs of Merzbow wax don’t actually come around that often. It’s been a wee while since his last solo outing on vinyl, so this is an occasion if you like your Merzbow fix vi...view item »


Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore, Balazs Pandi
Cuts Up, Cuts Out

In 2016, the established powerhouse noise duo of Merzbow and Balasz Pandi teamed up not only with saxophone destructor Mats Gustafsson but also guitar-noise shredder Thurston Moore for an unholy improvised quartet show live in a church in Hackney. Cuts Up, Cuts Out offe...view item »
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Merzbow
Tomarigi

What can be said about Merzbow that hasn't been said already? Well, many things, but it wouldn't make them true. What is true however is that the master of freaked out, fuzzed-out, bleached-out noise is back with a new EP of sonic acrobatics, continuing his celebrated adventures with processed out-sound....view item »
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Sonic Youth With Mats Gustafsson and Merzbow
Andre Sider af Sonic Youth

I love Sonic Youth's SYR series because, with a couple of exceptions, they've all been self-indulgent toss. They get it all out of their systems then come along with a 'proper' new LP that walks up to every other band while they're busy doing bench presses, holds them down and pumps in their face. It's utilitarian noodling and I, for one, am very g...view item »


Alessandro Cortini & Masami Akita
Untitled

Masami Akita (King Merzbow himself) and Alessandro Cortini (of Nine Inch Nails) both own an EMS Synthi, and this Untitled release finds them each using the EMS exclusively to produce four sides of seething noisy electronics. The vintage analogue equipment is totally exp...view item »


Merzbow
Hyakki Echo

Whilst pushing the 300 album mark, Japanese extreme noise pusher Merzbow is never short of a new idea. Dialing back the noise somewhat, Hyakki Echo is less of a brutal assault of the senses but a freeform experimental affair. Plus, this badboy comes on a CD which is also a vinyl… so… be careful with that. ...view item »


Gareth Davis & Merzbow
Atsusaku

Both frequent collaborators; Gareth Davis and Masami Akita join forces for the first time for two sides of densely textured, explosive noise for Moving Furniture Records. Housed in a sleeve designed by ...view item »
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Merzbow
Wildwood II

Merzbow follows up last year’s Wildwood CD with an LP of new and complementary material. Again, the proceeds go to the Wildwood trust in Kent, meaning that the king of Japanese harsh noise is directly involved in goings on in the heart of English conservatism. Nice. Fierce textures as ever from Mr. Masami...view item »


Merzbow
Escape Mask

A somewhat different side to notorious noise-lord Merzbow on this here reissued release. Escape Mask, originally circulated as a cassette in 1983, still isn’t Top 40 material, but samples, drum patterns and vocals all add up to something approaching songs! Escape Mask is Merzbow in indust...view item »
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Merzbow & Balázs Pándi
Live At FAC251

Live At FAC251 is just what it claims to be: a document of the recent live performance there by mighty Merzbow himself, playing with regular recent partner in crime Balászs Pándi, whose fierce blast-beats give the massive noise-sheets a real sense of drive. Edition of 500 CDs in a straight...view item »
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Merzbow
Remblandt Assemblage

Remblandt Assemblage, the ridiculously rare 1981 cassette from undisputed icon of harsh noise Merzbow, arrives on 140 gram black double vinyl for the first time ever. This incredible early recording combines found sounds, tape manipulation, bleak drones and, of course, dense pulsing waves of noise. It’s al...view item »
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Sun Ra | Merzbow
Strange City

Avant-garde music lovers from all over the spectrum will raise their eyebrows at this record: Merzbow and Sun Ra are two of the most prolific sound-weirdos out there, but this is the first time their paths have crossed. Of course, Sun Ra returned to Saturn decades ago, but Masami Akita...view item »
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Merzbow, Keiji Haino, Balazs Pandi
An Untroublesome Defencelessness

In the mood to be totally sonically annihilated? Well then boy, do we have the thing for you! Noise pope Merzbow has been working with powerhouse drummer Balazs Pandi for a few years ago, whipping up propulsive noise storms, and the addition of goddamn ...view item »
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Merzbow
Lowest Music.2

Listen back to the earliest outings of the Japanese noise king Merzbow with this reissue of Lowest Music.2, which dates back to 1982! Masami seems to be mostly working with tape loops here, and he hasn’t quite moved into full-bore ultra-harsh territory yet: so strange to hear a Merzbow ...view item »
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Merzbow
Konchuuki

New records from King Masami, aka Merzbow are not exactly rare, but they are nevertheless highly exciting. Konchuuki (or, in English, ‘Insect Machine’) arrives with some particularly rhythmic elements seemingly originating from an analogue synth (?), as well as stacks of just-goddamn-Noise! ...view item »
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Akira Sakata & Jim O' Rourke With Chikamorachi & Merzbow
Flying Basket

Saxophonist Akira Sakata presents a furious five-way assault jam in conjunction with guitarist Jim O'Rourke and Chikamorachi (aka drummer Chris Corsano and double bassist/percussionist Darin Gray) with the added bonus of a...view item »
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Merzbow
Wildwood

Brand new Merzbow all up in your life, with the kind of ferocity only the Japanese master and a select few other high-functioning noisers can bring. Wildwood is, in accordance with Masami’s hardcore animal welfare principles, a benefit release for a bear rescue charity in Kent: look, there’s...view item »


Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Volume 4

Number Four in an epic series of Merzbow releases, 13 Japanese Birds, each entry of which was recorded and released on a monthly basis. Merzbow’s Masami Akita is an animal rights activist, so no doubt the titling of these releases is far from random: the man knows his birds. Volume Four: Karas...view item »
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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Volume 11: Shirasagi

Number Eleven in an epic series of Merzbow releases, 13 Japanese Birds, each entry of which was recorded and released on a monthly basis. Merzbow’s Masami Akita is an animal rights activist, so no doubt the titling of these releases is far from random: the man knows his birds. Volume Eleven: S...view item »
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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Volume 10 - Niwatori

Merzbow's 13 Japanese Birds is a 13 month series of releases inspired by Olivier Messaien's Catalogue D'Oiseaux. Beginning in January 2009 one volume of 13 Japanese Birds will be released each month. The 13th and final volume will be released January 2010. Each volume will be a one time pressing of 1000 copies. Available from Important R...view item »
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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Vol 9: Hiyodori

Number Nine in an epic series of Merzbow releases, 13 Japanese Birds, each entry of which was recorded and released on a monthly basis. Merzbow’s Masami Akita is an animal rights activist, so no doubt the titling of these releases is far from random: the man knows his birds. Volume Nine: Hiyod...view item »
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Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Balazs Pandi, Thurston Moore
Cuts Of Guilt, Cuts Deeper

Roaming the plains of noise, Thurston Moore finally found some worthy companions in the likes of Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson and Balazs Pandi, who already released Cuts as a trio in 2013. By adding Moore’s guitar to the loudness, this group has truly become global. ...view item »
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Merzbow & Xiu Xiu
Merzxiu

Xiu Xiu, the art-rock project of Jamie Stuart, joins forces with… Merzbow! Yes, literal Merzbow! Unusual to see Masami Akita venturing outside of the noise world for a collaboration, but very welcome. Merzxiu is strictly limited: 200 copies in Eu...view item »
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Merzbow
Camouflage

I thought I'd give Merzbow another chance. Being all charitable and that I think everything is worth a listen and has to be judged on it's own merits. And if it's shit then so be it but you have to come to that decision yourself. Here's his new CD Camouflage on the Brazillian Essence label which is tastefully housed in an oversized cardboard digipa...view item »


Merzbow
Nezumimochi

Those nasty types over at Cold Spring Records have managed to turn out a full 200 releases over the years, and to celebrate, the King of Noise himself, Mr Merzbow, has provided them with the 90+ minutes of his patented brand. Pressed (with different tracklistings) to both LP and CD, Nezumimochi is guaranteed to satisfy....view item »
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Full Of Hell & Merzbow
Full Of Hell

This totally shouldn't make sense, but it absolutely does: American grind act Full of Hell may be the fastest act out there, in some moments, but their breakdowns are more akin to moments of pure white noise and power electronics than hardcore. Their slow and sometimes inaudible approach to performing grind is a perfect fit for prominent noise-m...view item »
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Boris with Merzbow
Sun Baked Snow Cave

Here's what happened when unpredictable doom/pop trio Boris met tireless noise bastard Merzbow for the second time in 2005 (following 2002's 'Megatone' collab), finally on vinyl. It's a more understated piece than you might expect from such a noisy collective, starting gently before enveloping the listener in overwhelming waves of howling feedba...view item »
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Merzbow
Grand Owl Habitat

Masami Akita's output has been created digitally for many years now but I've not read of it as being “techno compatible” until now. The techno and noise scenes have been converging for a bit, with much of the US underground trading their noise for techno. I think the first time I ever heard Japanese noise that I considered to be tech...view item »
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Scott Miller / Lee Camfield / Merzbow
No Closure

King Masami Akita (aka Merzbow) hangs out with Sutekh Hexen dudes Scott Miller and Lee Camfield and this is the result. Miller and Camfield quite sensibly leave the bulk of the noise to the Merz-man, instead laying down rhythms ...view item »
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Merzbow/ Mats Gustafsson/ Balazs Pandi
Cuts

Japanese Noise Super-Maestro Merzbow has been playing out with Hungarian man-of-drums Balazs Pandi quite a lot recently, and on Cuts they are joined by, you guessed it, Mats Gustafsson, master of the super-noisy skronk sax. Sounds that will clean out your senses. Although that said, thi...view item »
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Merzbow / Marhaug
Mer Mer

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Merzbow
Dead Zone

This CD was recorded 3 days after the first explosion at the Fukushima Nuclear power plant in Japan in March this year. It's only been for two minutes and it sounds like loads of neutrons and photons smashing against things in a haphazard kind of way. It's intense! But then you'd expect that of ...view item »
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Merzbow
Surabhi

I can hear the total beauty within the chaos of t1, the mind melting churn of 1000's of micro-spasms of intricate noise particles vomiting over a distant warped non-melody or this looped giddy siren-like keyboard refrain. Glorious is this noise, mischievous, space-age brain junk with a st...view item »
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Various (Faust, Merzbow etc)
Four Years In 30 Seconds

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Merzbow & Balázs Pándi
Ducks: Live in NYC

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Merzbow
Merzbient

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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds In A Bag

Shortly after ordering this 14 CD set; I read a newspaper article about the plight of the Eurasian cuckoo whose habitat is being gradually destroyed both in Britain and abroad. It is this type of threat to birdlife that inspired Japanese ‘noise music’ meister and long-time animal activist Masami Akita’s (aka Merzbow) 20...view item »
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Merzbow
Jigokuhen

This LP is the final installment in the fifteen part 'Bird Series', all previous editions were CD's so a fine way to go out with a slab of wax - which are relatively few and far between for this Japanese creative force. Feeling somewhat tired and weary this is like a shot of sonic adrenalin giving me a second wind with throbbing low end erup...view item »
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The New Blockaders/ Merzbow/ aNoMali
Kali-Yuga Karma

I'm very drawn to the front cover artwork of this digipak. What appears to be an an undated illustration of a man about to slaughter a beast with an axe > except the mans face is the beasts face and the beast wears the mans face! The last thing the human race needs right now is more war but, alas, that is virtually guaranteed to happen at som...view item »
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The Delgados, Bis, The Golden Mile, Merzbow
Che Trading Limited Presents...

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Merzbow
Yaho-Niwa

Masami Akita continues his mission with his debut disc for Nuun's Climax series which gets going with the scorching sounds of twenty minute monster 'Glowing Red' which has enormous clattering metallic junk noise sounds, zoned out vocal drones and piercing jagged sonic pulses which oc...view item »
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Merzbow/ CRIS X
Greed

Good ol' Merzbow. You know where you are with a spot of the 'Bow. I knew as soon as the needle hit this white vinyl Japanese pressing of this split LP with Cris X (you see what I did there?) that I'd be in for 17 minutes of brutal power electronics, punishing my ears for all the evi...view item »
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Merzbow/ Richard Pinhas
Rhizome

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Merzbow/ Band of Pain
Reptile/ Insect

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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Vol 13: Chabo

This is the final CD in the 13 month, 13 CD series of Bird inspired CDs from Merzbow. Merzbow's 13 Japanese Birds is a 13 month series of releases inspired by Olivier Messaien's Catalogue D'Oiseaux. Beginning in January 2009 one volume of 13 Japanese Birds will be released each month. The 13th and final volume will be released January 2010. Each...view item »
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Boris with Merzbow
Walrus/ Groon

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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Vol 7: Kujakubato

Number Seven in an epic series of Merzbow releases, 13 Japanese Birds, each entry of which was recorded and released on a monthly basis. Merzbow’s Masami Akita is an animal rights activist, so no doubt the titling of these releases is far from random: the man knows his birds. Volume Seven: Kuj...view item »
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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Vol 6: Kamo

Number Six in an epic series of Merzbow releases, 13 Japanese Birds, each entry of which was recorded and released on a monthly basis. Merzbow’s Masami Akita is an animal rights activist, so no doubt the titling of these releases is far from random: the man knows his birds. Volume Six: Kamo ...view item »
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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Vol. 2: Fukurou

Number Two in an epic series of Merzbow releases, 13 Japanese Birds, each entry of which was recorded and released on a monthly basis. Merzbow’s Masami Akita is an animal rights activist, so no doubt the titling of these releases is far from random: the man knows his birds. Volume Two: Fukurou...view item »
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Merzbow
13 Japanese Birds Vol. 1: Suzume

Number One in an epic series of Merzbow releases, 13 Japanese Birds, each entry of which was recorded and released on a monthly basis. Merzbow’s Masami Akita is an animal rights activist, so no doubt the titling of these releases is far from random: the man knows his birds. Part One: Suzume...view item »
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Porn and Merzbow
And The Devil Makes Three

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Merzbow
Peace For Animals

Fancy a spot of ear shredding? Then look no further than the new Merzbow CD fresh in from the Ukraine this morning. Comes in a lovely animal friendly digipack with a picture of a bird on the cover. It's your usual extreme noise and chaos from the Japanese noisemeister. I always think Merzbow is about as harsh as it gets really so if you like it h...view item »
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Merzbow/ Sutcliffe Jugend/ Satori
Split

hahahahahaha. Someone just phoned up as I put this new Merzbow/Sutcliffe Jugend/Satori split CD on. The Merzman provides our first cerebral rinsing of the day with some jackhammer cyclic techno beat that sounds like the amplified workings of a water mill with a scree of filthy white noise shouting vomiting out of a window. 'feedyellow mix.1' defini...view item »
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Merzbow/ Carlos Giffoni/ Jim O' Rourke
Electric Dress

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Merzbow
Age of 369/Chant 2

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