Sun Baked Snow Cave

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Sun Baked Snow Cave
Studio album by Boris with Merzbow
Released 2005
Recorded 2001-2004
Genre Noise, drone
Length 62:02
Label Hydra Head
Producer Masami Akita
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Rock Dream
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.5/10)[2]
Robert Christgau D+[3]

Sun Baked Snow Cave is a collaborative album between Merzbow (Japanese noise musician Masami Akita) and Japanese experimental doom band Boris, released on the Boston-based Hydra Head label in 2005.

The album consists of a single track that clocks in at over an hour in length. The album artwork was done by Sunn O))) member and regular Hydra Head designer Stephen O'Malley. The liner notes of the album read:

"The roar of a (gigantic) wheel as it turns uncontrollably.
I vaguely recall it in a warm snow cave.
A boom like a chorus of thousands of cicadas heard under the sun.
Such a story deserves to be born."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sun Baked Snow Cave" – 62:02


  • Masami Akita - computer
  • Atsuo - feedback conduction, computer
  • Takeshi - guitar, bass guitar
  • Wata - guitar, echo


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  2. ^ "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Boris / Merzbow: At Last: Feedbacker / Sun Baked Snow Cave / Akuma No Uta". 2005-12-13. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  3. ^ "CG: Merzbow". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-04-14.