Noisembryo

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Noisembryo
Studio album by Merzbow
Released August 29, 1994 (1994-08-29)
Recorded December 1993 – February 1994 at ZSF Produkt Studio
Genre Noise
Length 58:24
Label The Releasing Eskimo
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Venereology
(1994)
Noisembryo
(1994)
Flare Gun
(1994)

Noisembryo, subtitled Psycho-Analytic Study of Coital Noise Posture, is an album by the Japanese musician Merzbow.[1]

Production[edit]

Noisembryo contains vocals by Masami Akita himself. When asked what led him to include vocals in the album, Akita replied, "No reason for use my voice on Noisembryo. The voice was always meant a part of sound. I've never used vocals for singing- it's just another instrument. I just used it as sound, not really vocals."[2]

Merzcar[edit]

Along with the standard edition, there was a special edition with the regular CD, cloth, T-shirt and can of mushrooms label "Noiserooms", packaged in a box and limited to 50 numbered copies.[3] Most infamous was the Merzcar. Label owner Anders had a rundown Mercedes-Benz 230[disambiguation needed] that he rarely drove, and the police told him to move it or else it would be towed. So he rigged the CD player to play the label's newest release, Merzbow's Noisembryo, and made it impossible to turn off or remove. He then put the car up for sale as a limited edition of one. It went unsold and eventually broke down. Anders then removed the CD player and got rid of the car.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Part 1"   9:23
2. "Part 2"   25:06
3. "Part 3"   21:00
4. "Part 4"   2:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – noise craft
  • Abtechtonix – artworks
  • Laughing Eskimo – visual & logo interpretation for production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merzbow - Noisembryo (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  2. ^ Jason Gross (December 1997). "Merzbow interview". Perfect Sound Forever. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Merzbow - Noisembryo (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  4. ^ "The True Story of the Merzbow Car". Archived from the original on 2000-09-02. Retrieved 2012-01-23.