Merzphysics

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Merzphysics
Front of slipcover
Box set by Merzbow
Released April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
Recorded 1993–1995 at Bedroom, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 480:49
Label Youth Inc.
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Gman//HJYUGTF2
(2012)
Merzphysics
(2012)
Merzmorphosis
(2012)

Merzphysics is a box set album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow, it is composed of previously unreleased recordings from 1993–95.[1][2]

The set focuses on pure noise from before the introduction of synthesizers and other electronic instruments. The noise is described as being linked to grindcore, having a sense of speed, and was recorded live to cassette. Merzphysics can be considered to be a sequel to Merzbient, which also features unreleased vintage cassette recordings.[1]

Another ten CD set called Merzmorphosis was released three months later by the same label, this time featuring noise from after the introduction of synthesizers.

As with Merzbient, track titles were taken from identification written on the cassettes or their brands. AXIA PS by Fujifilm; GPX, Metal CD's and UD by Maxell; CDix, GIG and UX by Sony.

Track Listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "metalcds60a" (1994) 5:04
2. "x7494329" (1994) 38:18
Total length:
43:22
CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "cdix280" (1994) 40:11
CD 3
No. Title Length
1. "ux6094122" (1994) 30:48
2. "gpx246" (1994) 23:11
Total length:
53:59
CD 4
No. Title Length
1. "ud290ve" (1994) 46:24
CD 5
No. Title Length
1. "x74329" (1994) 34:08
2. "ux609311" (1994) 9:45
Total length:
43:53
CD 6
No. Title Length
1. "gpx246947c" (1994) 23:58
2. "gpx246947a" (1994) 23:41
Total length:
47:39
CD 7
No. Title Length
1. "x9093928" (1993) 46:05
CD 8
No. Title Length
1. "gig4695" (1995) 23:49
2. "ud27493929" (1993) 16:50
Total length:
40:39
CD 9
No. Title Length
1. "axiaps15494" (1994) 28:07
2. "gpx246mood" (1994) 23:29
Total length:
51:36
CD 10
No. Title Length
1. "x74947b" (1994) 38:22
2. "metalcds60949" (1994) 28:39
Total length:
67:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – performer, artwork
  • Jenny Akita – cover photography

Notes[edit]

  • Mixed and mastered from original cassette tapes at Munemihouse, Tokyo 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Merzbow / Merzphysics". Youth Inc. (in Japanese). Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Merzbow - Merzphysics (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 

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