Live Performance Feb. 85

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Live Performance Feb. 1985
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1985
Recorded February 1985 at Merz-bau Studio
Genre Noise
Label ZSF Produkt, Le Syndicat
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Live Performance Feb. 1985
Chant 2

Live Performance Feb. 85 is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It was released by both Le Syndicat in France and Merzbow's own ZSF Produkt label. Despite the title, it was recorded at Merzbow's home studio. It was soon reissued on ZSF retitled Nil Vagina Mail-Action. The reissue says that it was originally released as Life Performance, but the original releases have it written "Live".[1]

The title Nil Vagina Mail-Action was also used for a paper anti-record given away for free in 1986. It is a 12" paper disk printed with pink graphics on one side and the Crocidura Dsi Nezumi cover in brown on the reverse. It is listed as part of Merzbow's discography in the Merzbook and in Studio Voice magazine.[2][3]

A "Nil Vagina tape loop" was used on Solonoise 1 and 2, and Lowest Music 2. Material from Solonoise 2 and Lowest Music 2 are included as Nil Vagina Tape Loops in the Merzbox (2000). An EP called Nil Vagina for Mice was released in 1993.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. Untitled   30:00
Side two
No. Title Length
1. Untitled   30:00


  • All tracks made for Nil-Vagina Mail-Action Feb. 85
  • Recorded at Merz-bau Studio at once
  • Originally released under the title 'Life-performance' with each different cover

[from reissue]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Japan 1985 ZSF Produkt C60 unknown none Yes
France 1985 Le Syndicat 14
Japan unknown ZSF Produkt none

Both versions on ZSF Produkt were made with several different covers.


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Live Performance Feb. 85". Discogs. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ Woodward, Brett (1999). Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise. Melbourne, Australia: Extreme Records. ISBN 0646383264. 
  3. ^ Akita, Masami (March 2000). "Merzbow Discography". Studio Voice (in Japanese) (INFAS Publications) (291).