Anicca (album)

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Anicca
Studio album by Merzbow
Released September 4, 2008 (2008-09-04)
Recorded April 20, 2008 at Tin Pan Alley Studios, London; May–June 2008 at Munemi House, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 57:54
Label Cold Spring
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Dolphin Sonar
(2008)
Anicca
(2008)
Protean World
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Brainwashed unfavorable[1]
Heathen Harvest favorable[2]
Musique Machine 4/5 stars[3]

Anicca is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. The first track was recorded at Tin Pan Alley Studios in London, England.[4][5] The title refers to the Buddhist concept of impermanence.

The album Protean World also features photos of an overgrown, ruined building, and was recorded at the same time as the last two tracks of Anicca.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Anicca Part. 1"   18:23
2. "Anicca Part. 2"   21:41
3. "Anicca Part. 3"   17:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – drums, handmade instruments, computer, effects
  • Steve Kent – sound engineer on "Part. 1"
  • Jenny Akita – cover photo
  • Jo Maxwell – studio photos
  • Abby Helasdottir – graphic design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunton, Creaig (January 10, 2009). "Merzbow, "Anicca"". Brainwashed. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ S:M:J63 (April 1, 2009). "Reviews: Merzbow - Anicca". Heathen Harvest. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Batty, Roger (February 21, 2009). "Merzbow - Anicca [Cold Spring - 2008]". Musique Machine. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "CSR107CD". Cold Spring. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Merzbow - Anicca (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved June 29, 2013.