Magnesia Nova

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Magnesia Nova
Studio album by Merzbow
Released May 1996 (1996-05)
Recorded February–May 1995 at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 60:04
Label Staalplaat/Perverse Series & Ακτή-Οξύ
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Green Wheels
(1995)
Magnesia Nova
(1995)
Age of 369/Chant 2
(1996)

Magnesia Nova, subtitled A study on the connections between the Hellenic and Japanese cultures, is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It come in a tall card wallet with a 24 page booklet, and is limited to 1,000 copies.[1]

Outtakes were included on Red Magnesia Pink in the Merzbox.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Rituale Lucis"   3:24
2. "Magnesia Nova"   18:50
3. "Oedipus Organum"   7:55
4. "Specula Naturalum"   8:13
5. "Pantometrum Erotica"   7:18
6. "Sphinx Mystagoga"   14:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – noise, EMS Synthi A
  • Abtechtonics – artwork
  • Paris Koutsikos – design

Notes[edit]

  • All titles taken from books of Athanasius Kircher
  • CD dedicated to Youtaro Kimura
  • Special thanks to Nicolas Genital Grinder for the production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merzbow - Magnesia Nova (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved June 4, 2012.