Lop Lop

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Lop Lop
Studio album by Merzbow
Released December 3, 2011 (2011-12-03)
Recorded March–July 2011 at Munemihouse, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 62:11 (regular)
112:29 (limited)
121:16 (deluxe)
Label Rustblade
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Surabhi
(2011)
Lop Lop
(2011)
Gman//HJYUGTF2
(2012)
Limited edition
cover
Deluxe edition
box

Lop Lop is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] The title is a reference to Loplop, a bird-like alter ego of dada and surrealist Max Ernst. The label says that Lop Lop is "a step in a new direction" and that "synths and guitars scream and sing in a way which allows them to be heard through all the oppressive noise".[2]

The album was announced when a short trailer featuring the track "Canaanda" was posted to YouTube[3] "Madoromi" means to doze or nap in Japanese, "Hakutouwashi" means bald eagle. "Sujata & Asoka" are common Indian names.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Canaanda"   22:36
2. "My Voice at the Pace of Drifting Clouds"   22:40
3. "EQ"   16:55
Total length:
62:11
CD 2 (only with limited and deluxe editions)
No. Title Length
1. "Madoromi"   21:55
2. "Sujata & Asoka"   14:09
3. "2 Guitars"   14:14
Total length:
50:18
CDr (only with deluxe edition)
No. Title Length
1. "Hakutouwashi"   8:47

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – performer, painting
  • Alessia Catanuto – artwork

Release history[edit]

The standard edition includes a CD, a sticker, and comes in a square keep case with a cardboard slipcover. The limited edition includes an additional CD, a postcard, a pendant, and comes in a keep case. The deluxe edition includes all of that plus a CDr in a hand-painted sleeve, a T-shirt, an engraved metal plate, an art print, a certificate of authenticity, and comes in a plastic box.

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Italy December 3, 2011 Rustblade CD n/a RBL033 No
299 RBL033BOX
99 RBL033BOX2 Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merzbow - Lop Lop". Discogs. Retrieved April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lop Lop". Rustblade. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Merzbow Lop Lop - Teaser (Rustblade)". YouTube. Retrieved April 22, 2013.