Frog (album)

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Frog
Studio album by Merzbow
Released October 2001 (2001-10)
Recorded February 2001–2002 at Bedroom, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 33:58 (LP)
92:26 (CD)
Label Misanthropic Agenda
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Dharma
(2001)
Frog
(2001)
Puroland
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Frog is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[2] It was inspired by frogs and utilizes their sounds. Masami Akita exhibited the audio and images at Yokohama Triennale 2001 in an installation called "Moss Garden" (苔庭 kokeniwa?).[3][4] It was reissued on CD in 2002, retitled Frog+, with a bonus disc of additional material and a screensaver.

Merzbow continued the frog theme on A Taste Of..., Puroland and Houjoue.

The album was used as source material for the remix album Frog Remixed and Revisited.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Suzumebachi No Rinbu"   9:15
2. "Hikigaeru Ga Kuru"   6:28
3. "Denki No Numa"   7:42
4. "Kaeru No Shima"   6:18
5. "Catch 22"   4:14
Total length:
33:58
CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "Black Frog"   18:04
2. "Track777"   16:01
3. "Track555"   9:04
4. "Frog Variation No.2"   15:20
Total length:
58:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – performer, photos, collage art
  • Jenny Kawabata – design, support

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
United States 2001 Misanthropic Agenda LP 1000 MAR 003 Yes
2002 CD MAR 004 No

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frog at AllMusic. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Merzbow - Frog+ (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Merzbow/Fennesz/Antenna Farm". Friend of the Devil. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Artist data sheet". The Japan Foundation. 2001. Retrieved June 17, 2012.