Normal Music

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Normal Music
Cover of reissue
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1982
Recorded 1982 at various studios
Genre Improvised rock, noise
Length 44:32
Label Lowest Music & Arts
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Collection 010
(1982)
Normal Music
(1982)
Tridal Production
(1982)

Normal Music is an album by the Japanese noise group Merzbow.[1] It features improvised music using drums, organ, and violin.

Track listing[edit]

Original release
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Ingigo Train Sleeping Bag"    
2. "March"    
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Ingigo Train Sleeping Bag"    
2. "Ingigo Train Sleeping Bag"    
3. "Ingigo Train Sleeping Bag"    
4. "Ingigo Train Sleeping Bag"    
2010 reissue
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Norm 1"   7:02
2. "Norm 2"   14:19
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Norm 3"   7:00
2. "Norm 4"   4:35
3. "Norm 5"   4:28
4. "Norm 6"   5:03
5. "Norm 7"   2:08

Notes[edit]

  • Recorded and mixed at various studio in 1982
  • Remixed at Lowest Music & Arts Studio, Tokyo
  • Remastered from original master tape on January 2010
  • Originally released on Lowest Music & Arts 1982

(from 2010 reissue)

Personnel[edit]

  • Merzbow – organ, noise, electronic drums

(from original release)

  • Masami Akita – drums, distorted drums, rhythm box, tapes, noise, remix, artwork
  • Kiyoshi Mizutani – organ, violin, feedback microphone
  • Make Diaries – layout

(from 2010 reissue)

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Japan 1982 Lowest Music & Arts C46 unknown n/a Yes
United States May 19, 2010 Blossoming Noise BN049CS 300 Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merzbow - Normal Music". Discogs. Retrieved July 17, 2013.