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Studio album by Merzbow
Released December 10, 2012 (2012-12-10)
Recorded January–August 2012 at Munemihouse
Genre Noise
Length 121:07 (limited)
134:39 (deluxe)
Label Rustblade
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Lowest Music & Arts 1980–1983
Ko To No O To

Kibako is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow,[1] his second release on Rustblade. The label describes the album as consisting of "tribal wooden instruments, violent analogue synths and ambient soundscapes".[2]

A short trailer was posted to YouTube[3] The track "Operation Musashi" was previously released on the compilation album No Red Seas and an excerpt posted on Merzbow's SoundCloud page.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Nigatsu Nijuugonichi"   10:11
2. "Operation Musashi"   8:43
3. "Askayama Shita Moeru"   20:38
4. "Kikoezu Mori (0303)"   15:56
Total length:
CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "Lokijikan"   17:31
2. "fff"   15:21
3. "bbb"   13:28
4. "ststst"   19:19
Total length:
Bonus CD
No. Title Length
1. "0707b"   13:32


  • Masami Akita – performer
  • Alessia Catanuto – artwork

Release history[edit]

The standard edition includes 2 CDs, a postcard, a sticker, a yellow bag, a wooden amulet, and comes in a card stock box. The deluxe edition includes all of that plus a bonus CD, a handmade origami hummingbird, a wooden multi-tool knife, a certificate of authenticity, and comes in a wooden box.

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Italy December 10, 2012 Rustblade CD 299 RBL036BOX No
199 RBL036BOX2 No


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Kibako". Discogs. Retrieved April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kibako Limited Box". Rustblade. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "MERZBOW - KIBAKO Teaser (Rustblade)". YouTube. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Operation Musashi(excerpt) by merzbow". SoundCloud. Retrieved October 13, 2012.