Grand Owl Habitat

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Grand Owl Habitat
Studio album by Merzbow
Released August 1, 2013 (2013-08-01)
Recorded October 2012, May 2013 at Munemihouse
Genre Noise
Length 32:02
Label The Death of Rave
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Grand Owl Habitat

Grand Owl Habitat is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. The title track was previously released on Takahe Collage.[1][2]

"Grand Owl Habitat" likely refers to an assemblage by the surrealist Joseph Cornell. "Obusuma" refers to a train station in Yorii near the end of the Tōbu Tōjō Line, which starts in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The album Tamayodo is named after another station in Yorii.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Grand Owl Habitat"   11:59
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Obusuma Part 1, Part 2, Part 3"   20:02


  • Masami Akita – music
  • Matt Colton – mastering, cutting
  • Synckop – art, design

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
United Kingdom August 1, 2013 The Death of Rave LP Unknown RAVE004 No
  • Initial copies are pressed steel grey vinyl.


  1. ^ "Grand Owl Habitat by MERZBOW - LP". Boomkat. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Merzbow - Grand Owl Habitat (Vinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved August 6, 2013.