Vratya Southward

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Vratya Southward
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1987 (1987)
Recorded End of 1986
Genre Noise
Length 42:11
Label ZSF Produkt
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Enclosure
(1987)
Vratya Southward
(1987)
Storage
(1988)

Vratya Southward is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] It is one of two cassettes made with raw material from Ecobondage, Enclosure being the first. It includes a field recording of the Menkake gyōretsu (面掛行列?, mask procession) festival at the Goryō shrine in Kamakura.[2] Masami Akita posted photos of the procession on his blog in 2010.[3]

It was later included in the Merzbox with a bonus track.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "101 Ring"   7:33
2. "Bards"   2:59
3. "Cellage/Microbe"   13:20
Total length:
23:52
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Strategy for Billiards"   7:00
2. "Environments"   2:23
3. "Environments"   6:05
4. "Environments"   2:51
Total length:
18:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – performer
  • Kiyoshi Mizutani – organ on "Cellage/Microbe"

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Japan 1987 ZSF Produkt C46 31 ZFS 201 Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merzbow - Vratya Southward (Cassette)". Discogs. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Woodward, Brett (1999). Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise. Melbourne, Australia: Extreme Records. ISBN 0646383264. 
  3. ^ "面掛行列". blog.merzbow.net. September 19, 2010. Retrieved May 22, 2013.