Metalvelodrome

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Metalvelodrome
Box set by Merzbow
Released 1993 (1993)
Recorded 1990 – October 1993 at ZSF Produkt Studio
Genre Noise
Length 243:07
Label Alchemy
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Rod Drug 93
(1993)
Metalvelodrome
(1993)
Nil Vagina for Mice
(1993)

Metalvelodrome, subtitled Exposition of Electro-Vivisection, is a box set album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] It "mix[es] concept of 'Heavy Metal' (as term of Burroughs) and 'Velocity'."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Armless" (1993) 9:22
2. "Retro" (1993) 1:05
3. "G-Pot in Odd Meter" (1993) 11:32
4. "Morbid Dick" (1993) 4:00
5. "Polycain Type" (1993) 4:13
6. "Bluedelick" (1993) 14:44
7. "Two for Miles" (1993) 19:23
Total length:
64:15
CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "Neon Worms" (1992) 11:17
2. "Travelling" (1991) 11:52
3. "No.3" (1990) 9:04
4. "HGL Made a Race for the Last Brain" (1991) 9:21
5. "Electric Moon Tum-Tik" (1993) 4:59
6. "Pink Surf Nitro" (1993) 1:27
7. "Scum Rider" (1993) 1:57
8. "Hitchhike To Kill" (1993) 4:16
Total length:
54:09
CD 3
No. Title Length
1. "Die Fruchtbareit in der Ehe / Another Crash for High Tide" (1993) 46:35
2. "Soul to Seoul" (1991) 28:37
3. "~Blood Sadist Goes to Nudist"   0:31
Total length:
75:41
CD 4
No. Title Length
1. "Metal Man Has Hornet's Whip" (1993) 6:16
2. "Zero in the Scream" (1993) 5:17
3. "Shanty Tramp" (1993) 4:03
4. "Necrogrinder" (1993) 24:54
5. "Smelly Brain" (1993) 8:36
Total length:
49:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – performer, photography
  • Reiko.A – performer on "Two for Miles" and "Soul to Seoul"
  • Seido – performer on "Two for Miles"
  • Abtechtonics – art direction
  • Masahiko Ohno – visual & logo interpretation for production
  • Antoine Bernhart, Hanayo Nakajima, Harrison Marks, Naomi Hosokawa, Yoshihisa Takase – photography

Notes[edit]

  • Good Alchemy Series Volume 3, Part 4
  • Mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, October 1993
  • All performed by cheap electronics & junk, no synthesizer & MIDI sampler
  • "Two for Miles" recorded at Hustle, Tokyo, April 4, 1993 and DC-AC, Washington, September 9, 1990
  • "Soul to Seoul" recorded at "The International Natural Fine Art Exhibition of Kum-River" Kongju, Korea, August 1991
  • "Travelling" appeared on Noise Forest
  • "HGL Made a Race for the Last Brain" appeared on Altered States of Consciousness
  • "Electric Moon Tum-Tik", "Pink Surf Nitro", "Scum Rider" appeared on Rod Drug 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merzbow - Metalvelodrome (Exposition Of Electro-Vivisection) (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dixon Christie (January 1997). "MERZBOW'S Discipline, Decibels, and Diety Japan's Minister of Sonic Terror Turns On The Feedback". Digi-zine Online Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 1, 1998. Retrieved August 9, 2012.