Masami Akita discography

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Masami Akita discography
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Masami Akita performing live at Moers Festival in 2007
Studio albums406
Live albums85
Compilation albums11
Video albums9
EPs35
Remix albums8
Box sets26
Compilation tracks236
Splits45
Appearances102

This is a comprehensive discography of the Japanese noise musician Masami Akita, best known for his project Merzbow. Since 1980 he has released hundreds of recordings, collaborated with dozens of musicians, contributed over two hundred exclusive tracks to compilations, and made numerous guest appearances on recordings by other artists.

Akita has released recordings on over a hundred independent labels all over the world. Some of the labels which have made multiple releases include: Alchemy, Alien8, Blossoming Noise, Cold Spring, Cuneiform, Dirter Promotions, Extreme, Hydra Head, Important, Mego, Release Entertainment (a sublabel of Relapse), RRRecords, Rustblade, Soleilmoon, Tzadik, and Vivo. In the 1980s, he released five LPs and dozens of homemade cassettes on his own labels Lowest Music & Arts and ZSF Produkt.

Note: Release reissues and compilation tracks taken from albums are not listed. The infobox count includes all aliases.

As Merzbow[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label Note
1980 Fuckexercise Lowest Music & Arts
1981 Collection 001
Collection 002
Collection 003
Collection 004
Collection 005
Collection 007
Collection 008
Collection 009
Collection 010
E-Study
Fuckexercise #2[1]
Material Action for 2 Microphones
Merztronics[1]
Metal Acoustic Music
Pornoise Vol. 1[1] aka Por#1&2 Vol. 1
Pornoise Vol. 2[1] aka Por#1&2 Vol. 2
Remblandt Assemblage
1982 Collection 006
Expanded Music
Expanded Music 2
Expanded Musik (2)
Le Compte
Lowest Music
Lowest Music 2
Normal Music
Tatoo Junk Stratosphere Music with Masaki
Tridal Production Lowest Music & Arts
Solonoise 1
Solonoise 2
Zombiestructure[1]
1983 Dying Mapa I Aeon
Dying Mapa II
Dying Mapa III
Erotograph Lowest Music & Arts
Kibbutz ADN
Le Cuisinier Stratosphere Music
Material Action 2 N.A.M. Chaos
Musick for Screen Lowest Music & Arts
Musick from Simulation World Lowest Music & Arts / Produktion
Sexplan Project 3 Magisch Theatre Productions
Yantra Material Action Lowest Music & Arts
Escape Mask ZSF Produkt
Le Sang et la Rose with Lotus Club
Life Performance Series Vol. 1
Life Performance Series Vol. 2
Mechanization Takes Command
Worker Machine
Yahatahachiman
198? Erotograph Vol. 1[2]
Erotograph Vol. 2[2]
Erotograph Vol. 3[2]
Erotograph Vol. 4[2]
Erotograph Vol. 5[2]
Erotograph Vol. 6[2]
Erotograph Vol. 7[2]
Erotograph Vol. 8[2]
1984 Aerovivanda #1 ZSF Produkt with Xerosx
Aerovivanda #2
Age of 369
Aka Meme ZSF Produkt / V2_Archief
Dadavida ZSF Produkt
Chant
Life Performance Series Vol. 3
Life Performance Series Vol. 4
Life Performance Series Vol. 5
Life Performance Series Vol. 6[2]
Life Performance Series Vol. 7[2]
Life Performance Series Vol. 8[2]
Life Performance Series Vol. 9[2]
Merzbow / The Hanatarashi ZSF Produkt / Condome Cassex with The Hanatarashi
Pornoise/1kg ZSF Produkt
Pornoise/Extra
Régalade ZSF Produkt / Active Productions with L'Éponge Synthétique
Sonic Commando ZSF Produkt aka Live Drum Ensemble
1985 Chant 2
The Lampinak ZSF Produkt / Réseau Phallus 3
Life Performance ZSF Produkt / Le Syndicat aka Live Performance Feb. 85
Sadomasochismo ZSF Produkt
Ushi-tra Cause and Effect
1986 Antimonument ZSF Produkt
Batztoutai with Memorial Gadgets RRR
1987 A Collaboration Tape ZSF Produkt / Afflict with S·Core
Ecobondage ZSF Produkt
Enclosure
Merzbow & The Haters ZSF Produkt / Banned Production with The Haters
Merzbowkapottemuziek ZSF Produkt / Therapie Organisatie with Kapotte Muziek
Vratya Southward ZSF Produkt
1988 Collaborative Extreme with S.B.O.T.H.I.
Crocidura Dsi Nezumi ZSF Produkt / Banned Production
Storage ZSF Produkt
1989 Flesh Metal Orgasm ZSF Produkt / Nihilistic
Je Rumpelsturz Desto Burzelblock Schimpfluch and RRR with Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck and Due Process
The Time Stream Sound of Pig with John Hudak
1990 Fifty RRR with S.B.O.T.H.I. and P16.D4
Documentation / Collaboration Korm Plastics with Kapotte Muziek
Cloud Cock OO Grand ZSF Produkt
Rainbow Electronics Alchemy
1991 Grav Silent with PGR and Asmus Tietchens
Hannover Interruption Dradomel
Music for Bondage Performance Extreme
1992 Axx / Spooning SPH / ZSF Produkt with SCUM
Metal Mad Man Stinky Horse Fuck
Recycled RRR
1993 Batztoutai with Material Gadgets includes Loop Panic Limited
Continuum Cheeses International with Kapotte Muziek
Sleeper Awakes on the Edge of the Abyss Streamline with Christoph Heemann
Metalvelodrome Alchemy
1994 Noisembryo Releasing Eskimo
Venereology Release
Flare Gun Ten Bob Swerver
Hole Heel Stone
1995 Dadarottenvator Praxis Dr. Bearmann
Green Wheels Self Abuse
The Science of Dissecting Society Praxis Dr. Bearmann with Richard Ramirez
Horn of the Goat Freek with Consumer Electronics
1996 Music for Bondage Performance 2 Extreme
Pulse Demon Release
Pinkream Dirter
Magnesia Nova Perverse Series and Staalplaat
Spiral Honey Work in Progress
Mercurated Alchemy
Oersted Vinyl Communications
Electric Salad Etherworld
Project Frequency A.I.P.R.
Rainbow Electronics 2 Dexter's Cigar
Brisbane-Tokyo Interlace Cold Spring with John Watermann
Merzbow Loves Emil Beaulieau Pure with Emil Beaulieau
1997 Space Metalizer Alien8
Hybrid Noisebloom Vinyl Communications
Rectal Anarchy Release with Gore Beyond Necropsy
Merzbow Mixed Total Sterilized Decay with Total
Decomposition Extreme with Eugene Thacker and Shane Fahey
1998 Psychorazer Kubitsuri Tapes
1930 Tzadik
Tauromachine Release
Maschinenstil Dual Plover
Aqua Necromancer Alien8
New Takamagahara [OHM] and Jazzassin
Vibractance E(r)ostrate
1999 Paradise Pachinko Tochnit Aleph
Tentacle Alchemy
Door Open at 8 am Alien8
A Perfect Pain Cold Spring with Genesis P-Orridge
Blues Maggots ZSF Produkt
2000 Collapse 12 Floors [OHM]
2001 Hard Lovin' Man Anoema
Dharma Hydra Head
Frog Misanthropic Agenda
Puroland [OHM]
2002 Ikebukuro Dada Circumvent
Amlux Important
Megatone Inoxia with Boris
A Taste Of... Mego
24 Hours – A Day of Seals Dirter
Merzzow Opposite
Merzbeat Important
Fantail C3R
2003 Timehunter Ant-Zen
Cycle Very Friendly
Animal Magnetism Alien8
SCSI Duck Fourth Dimension
2004 Tamago Plan-DX17
Offering Tantric Harmonies
Yoshinotsune C3R
Rondo / 7Phases / Blowback Sub Rosa with Kim Cascone
Partikel Cold Spring with Nordvargr
Electro Magnetic Unit Los Apson?
The Ten Foot Square Hut Hypnagogia with The New Blockaders
Sha Mo 3000 Essence Music
Merzbird Important
1633 En/Of
2005 Bariken Blossoming Noise
Dust of Dreams Thisco
Rattus Rattus Scarcelight
Merzbuddha Important
Sphere Tzadik
Tranz Caminante with Elliott Sharp
Scene Waystyx
Early Computer Works
Sun Baked Snow Cave Hydra Head with Boris
Senmaida Blossoming Noise
Merzbuta Important
Multiplication Misanthropic Agenda with John Wiese
Houjoue Dirter
2006 Merzbow vs. Tamarin Artificial Music Machine with Tamarin
Turmeric Blossoming Noise
Minazo Vol. 1 Important
Bloody Sea Vivo
Merzdub Caminante with Jamie Saft
F.I.D. Fourth Dimension
Minazo Volume Two Important
Metamorphism Very Friendly
2007 Partikel II Cold Spring with Nordvargr
Merzbear Important
Coma Berenices Vivo
Zophorus Blossoming Noise
Peace for Animals Quasi Pop
Higanbana Vivo
2008 Here L. White
Arijigoku Vivo
Eucalypse Soleilmoon
Dolphin Sonar Important
...And the Devil Makes Three Truth Cult with Porn
Anicca Cold Spring
Keio Line Cuneiform / Dirter with Richard Pinhas
Protean World Noiseville
Dead Leaves licht-ung
Tombo Fellacoustic
Hodosan Vivo
2009 Camouflage Essence Music
Somei... Low Impedance
Suzume: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 1 Important
Fukurou: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 2
Yurikamome: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 3
Karasu: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 4
Hiranya Noiseville
Uzura: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 5 Important
Kamo: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 6
Don't Steal My Coat No Music and Olmolungring
Kujakubato: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 7 Important
Kokuchou: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 8
Hiyodori: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 9
Niwatori: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 10
Microkosmos | Volume 1 Blossoming Noise
Shirasagi: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 11 Important
Tsubame: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 12
2010 Chabo: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 13
Graft Cold Spring
Ouroboros Soleilmoon
Marmo Old Europa Cafe
Untitled Nov 1989 Gift Tapes
9888A 905 Tapes
Spiral Right / Spiral Left Cold Spring with Z'EV
2011 Klatter Daymare with Boris
Jigokuhen Important
April 1992 Green Records and Tapes
Kamadhenu Hypnagogia
Variations for Electric Fan Rainbow Bridge and Phage Tapes
Yaho-Niwa Nuun
Dead Zone Quasi Pop
Surabhi Hypnagogia
Lop Lop Rustblade
2012 Mer Mar Editions Mego with Lasse Marhaug
Gman//HJYUGTF2 Midnight Sea
Merzbuddha Variations Duenn
Uzu Me Ku Samboy Get Help!
Kibako Rustblade
2013 Cuts RareNoise with Balázs Pándi and Mats Gustafsson
Takahe Collage Handmade Birds
Partikel III Cold Spring with Nordvargr
Samidara Placenta
Grand Owl Habitat The Death of Rave
No Closure Dead Section / Wands / Cold Spring with Scott Miller and Lee Camfield
Merzbow Meets M.B. Menstrualrecordings with M.B.
Tamayodo Rustblade
2014 Full of Hell & Merzbow Profound Lore / Daymare / A389 with Full of Hell. Includes Sister Fawn
Nezumimochi Cold Spring
2015 Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper RareNoise with Pándi, Gustafsson, and Thurston Moore
Merzxiu Kingfisher Bluez with Xiu Xiu
Wildwood Dirter
Konchuuki Essence
Flying Basket Family Vineyard with Akira Sakata, Jim O'Rourke, and Chikamorachi
Amalgamelody Old Europa Cafe with M.B.
2016 Gensho Relapse with Boris
Atsusaku Moving Furniture with Gareth Davis
An Untroublesome Defencelessness RareNoise with Keiji Haino and Balázs Pándi
Kakapo Oaken Palace
Hatobana Rustblade
Strange City Cold Spring with Sun Ra
Hanakisasage Old Captain
2017 Aodron Automation
Wildwood II Dirter
Gomata Hypnagogia
Muen Sounds + Matter
3RENSA Slowdown with Duenn and Nyantora
Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow Important with Alessandro Cortini
Eureka Moment Black Smoker
Hyakki Echo Dirter
Kaoscitron Slowdown
Tomarigi Bedouin
2018 Exoking Old Captain
Hyper Music 1 Vol. 1 Slowdown
23 November 1979 (B)
Telecom Live
Cretin Merz
Achromatic Dais with HEXA
Duo 86+89 Psych.KG
L’Age d’Or 4iB with Dedali
2019 Indigo Dada Slowdown
Kaerutope
Agni Hotra (2nd Mix)
Antimony
Batztoutai Mix
Jinrinkinmouzui
Antimonument Tapes
De-Soundtrack
Environmental Percussion Vol. 1
Environmental Percussion Vol. 2
Hermerzaphrodites Old Europa Cafe
Material H2 Slowdown
Ecobondage (Another Mix)
Dead Lotus No Funeral
Noise Mass Room40
Cloud Cock OO Grand (Another Mix) Slowdown
Crash for Hi-Fi Tapes
Coastal Erosion iDEAL with Vanity Productions
Travelling Slowdown
Untitled 1991 Vol. 1
Untitled 1991 Vol. 2
Untitled 1991 Vol. 3
Become the Discovered, Not the Discoverer RareNoise with Keiji Haino and Balázs Pándi
Bluedelic+ Slowdown
Phillo Jazz
Shōhinshū Vol. 1 (小品集 Vol.1)
Shōhinshū Vol. 2 (小品集 Vol.2)
Chameleon Body
2020 Broken Landscapes Moving Furniture with Gareth Davis
Cat of Shell Vol. 1 Slowdown
Cat of Shell Vol. 2
Tauro-O1
Tauro-O2
Medamaya-O
Spring Harp-O
Wa
Mighty Ace
Tenshinkaku
Tentacle (1st Mix)
Suzumeiro 1 (雀色1)
Suzumeiro 2 (雀色2)
Process 9611
Necro 2000
Pig AY
Material for Structure I
EXD Room40
Yoshinotsune Metamo Slowdown
SCSI Duck 2
3rd of May Vol. 1
3rd of May Vol. 2
Cuts Open RareNoise with Mats Gustafsson and Balázs Pándi
Sphere Sessions Slowdown
Plasma Door
Merzbird Variation
Screaming Dove No Funeral
2R0I2P0 Relapse with Boris
Black Rome Slowdown
Electronic Union
2021 Mukomodulator Superpang
Bloodour Slowdown
Coma Test
Hikaru Hane Vice de Forme
Yono's Journey Slowdown
Feedback Purple Yellow
Black Crows Cyborg Hospital with Prurient
Drumorph Slowdown
Ensemble Drums
Arijigoku (Test Mix)
Red Brick
Scandal Room40
Kazakiribane Dinzu Artefacts
Groon Lesson Slowdown
Pi-Eggplant
Triwave Pagoda Elevator Bath
Insect 801 Slowdown
Kumo no Zettaichi (雲の絶対値)
Sugamo Flower
Bit Blues
Kotorhizome
Double Beat Sequencer Vol. 1
Double Beat Sequencer Vol. 2
Double Beat Sequencer Vol. 3
Double Beat Sequencer Vol. 4
Double Beat Sequencer Vol. 5
Double Beat Sequencer Vol. 6
2022 Janus Guitar
Purple Fish
Beetle
Seven Sides
White Bird
Persimmon Mask
Merzbow + Arcane Device Important with Arcane Device
Animal Liberation - Until Every Cage Is Empty Cold Spring
Eternal Stalker Dais with Lawrence English
Patterns and Mechanisms 13 with Eraldo Bernocchi
Retribution by All Other Creatures Relapse with Bastard Noise

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Label Note
1982 Paradoxa Paradoxa Lowest Music & Arts aka Live at Kid Ailak Hall
1983 Pestis
1984 Live Performance Vol. 1 ZSF Produkt with Nord
Live Performance Vol. 2
Live Performance Vol. 3
Live Performance with Secrets
Fonctionnarisation
1988 Live in Khabarovsk, CCCP: "I'm Proud by Rank of the Workers" ZSF Produkt
1989 Live at I.C.O.E.
1991 Great American Nude / Crash for Hi-Fi Alchemy
Live in Chicago RRR with Emil Beaulieau
1992 Dutch Tour 1989 V2_Archief
Eleven Live Collaborations Selektion with Achim Wollscheid
US Tour 1990 (1990-09-05 Kaleidoscope) Loawai Tapes
US Tour 1990 (1990-09-07 Bulkhead, Santa Cruz)
US Tour 1990 (1990-09-08 Armpit, San Francisco)
1996 Noizhead Blast First
Akasha Gulva Alien8
Live at 20000V 30 Sep 1995 Blackbean and Placenta Tape Club
1998 Mort Aux Vaches: Locomotive Breath Mort Aux Vaches
2000 Live at Radio 100 ERS
2001 Live at Molde International Jazz Festival Smalltown Supersound with Jazzkammer
2003 Live Magnetism Caminante
V Les Disques Victo with Pan Sonic
Live CBGB's NYC 1998 Digital Hardcore with Alec Empire
2005 04092001 Inoxia with Boris
Live in Geneva Walnut + Locust
2007 Electric Dress No Fun Productions with Carlos Giffoni and Jim O'Rourke
Synth Destruction Important with Carlos Giffoni
Rock Dream Diwphalanx / Southern Lord with Boris
Live Destruction at No Fun 2007 No Fun Productions
2008 SYR8: Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth Sonic Youth Recordings with Sonic Youth and Mats Gustafsson
2010 Live at Henie Onstad Art Centre Prisma
Live at Fluc Wanne, Vienna 2010/05/18 Dry Lungs with Balázs Pándi
2011 Lou Lou... In Tokyo Daymare / SIGE with Mamiffer and House of Low Culture
Rhizome Cuneiform with Richard Pinhas
Paris 2008
Ducks: Live in NYC Ohm Resistance with Balázs Pándi
2012 Katowice Instant Classic
Victoriaville Mai 2011 Les Disques Victo with Richard Pinhas and Wolf Eyes
OAT OTOTOY
2013 Cat's Squirrel Black Truffle / Hospital Hill with Oren Ambarchi
Kookaburra Hospital Hill
2014 Live Frying: Wolf Eyes & Merzbow American Tapes with Wolf Eyes
2015 Live in Tabačka 13/04/12 Tabačka with Balázs Pándi and Mats Gustafsson
Music for Urbanism Murmur with essay by Shinji Miyadai
2016 Live at FAC251 Cold Spring with Balázs Pándi
2017 1.10.16 OTORoku
2018 Cuts Up, Cuts Out RareNoise with Pándi, Gustafsson and Thurston Moore
MONOAkuma Room40
2019 ((VIBRA)) MMVII GH Records
Kyoto Oct 21 2018 Slowdown with Kaoru Sato
The KOLN ConZert Live 2008 Bam Balam with Richard Pinhas
Live at Doushisha University (Live at 同志社大学) Slowdown
2020 StereoAkuma Room40
2021 15 August 2006 Slowdown
27 August 2006

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Label Note
1983 Pornoise 1&2[2] Lowest Music & Arts
1996 Age of 369 / Chant 2 Extreme
1998 Merzbox Sampler
2010 Another Merzbow Records Dirter
2011 Kali-Yuga Karma Hypnagogia with The New Blockaders and Anomali
2012 Works 1987–1993 Korm Plastics with Kapotte Muziek
2019 Dying Mapa Tapes Menstrualrecordings
2021 Solonoise 1 & 2 Old Europa Cafe
Gman+ Slowdown
Flare Blues Room40
Noisembryo / Noise Matrix Hospital

Video albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1993 Live at Middle East Cafe Boston 21 Sep 1990 Vanilla
1996 Live July 5th, 1995 Selektion
2001 Live in Germany 1996 Ars Macabre

EPs and singles[edit]

Year Title Label Note
1991 Artificial Invagination Vanilla
1993 Neo Orgasm Vertical
Rod Drug 93 The Way Out Sound aka The Art of Merzbow
Nil Vagina for Mice Banned Production
1994 White Blues Self Abuse aka Now
Electroploitation Lunhare and Hax
Music for Man with No Name Fusetron and Stuart with Cock E.S.P.
Merzbow / John Goff The Way Out Sound with John Goff
1995 Electroknots Cold Spring and Dirter
Wakantanka / Aboriginie of Anniversary 50 Years After War Syntactic
Music for 'The Dead Man 2: Return of the Dead Man' Robot
Rectal Grinder Mangrove with Gore Beyond Necropsy
Whizzerbait Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers and Oska with Tea Culture
1996 Red 2 Eyes V2_Archief
1997 Tint Vinyl Communications
1999 Happenings 1000 Years Time Ago iDEAL
2001 Hummingbird L.S.D. Organisation
2004 Mini Cycle / Yoshino Tamago / Yonos Bigfoot [OHM]
Oumagatoki Hypnagogia with The New Blockaders
2005 Free Piano Misanthropic Agenda with John Wiese
2006 Black Bone Part 5 Blossoming Noise
2007 Walrus / Groon Hydra Head with Boris
2009 Merzbannon Tizona with Racebannon
Tempi / Matatabi Dot Dot Dot Music
2011 ZaRa licht-ung
2012 Ko To No O To Retort
2014 Pulse Vegan Elevator Bath
2016 Dual(i)thm Rehorn
2017 Torus Jezgro
2019 Merzbow i Balázs Pándi Untimely with Balázs Pándi
2021 Faltered Pursuit Sleeping Giant Glossolalia with Hyrrokkin

Remix albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1997 Scumtron Blast First
2003 Ikebana: Merzbow's Amlux Rebuilt, Reused and Recycled Important
Frog Remixed and Revisited Misanthropic Agenda
2017 3RENSA fb01 Slowdown
2018 3RENSA fb02
3RENSA fb03
3RENSA fb04
3RENSA fb05

Box sets[edit]

Year Title Label Note
2000 Merzbox Extreme 50 CDs
2004 Last of Analog Sessions Important 3 CDs
2010 Ecobag / 13 Birds in a Bag +1 Important 14 CDs
Merzbient Soleilmoon 12 CDs
2012 Merzphysics Youth Inc. 10 CDs
Merzmorphosis 10 CDs
Lowest Music & Arts 1980–1983 Vinyl On Demand 10 LPs
2013 Duo Tourette 10 CDs
2018 3RENSA Box Slowdown 6 CDs
Early Sessions 1979–1981
Early Cassettes
2019 Loop & Collage
Strings & Percussion
Tapestry of Noise
Metallic
2020 Green & Orange
Laptop Noise
Go Vegan
2021 Ship of Chicken
Arrangement
Drum & Noise
10x6=60 60 CDs
Horizon 6 CDs
2022 Collection 001-010 Urashima 10 CDs
Double Beat Sequencer Slowdown 6 CDs
2017–2020 5 CDs

Splits[edit]

Year Title Label With
1990 AUC #5 Cassetticket Another Umbrella Corporation and Ubuibi The Haters and Big City Orchestra
1991 Live Deformation/Holland / Bordeaux Midas Music THU20
Ars Elektroica Drahtfunk-Products Das Konzentrat
Latex Gold / Latex Black ZSF Produkt and Coquette Masonna
1993 Sniper Banned Production The Haters and AMK
1994 Metaanalgaaaam / Bondage Playground Deadline Black Leather Jesus
1996 Voice Pie Release Bastard Noise
Smegma Plays Merzbow Plays Smegma Tim/Kerr Smegma
Arctic Twilight / Anthem of the Sun Dirter Slugbait
Merzbow / Lasse Marhaug Jazzassin Lasse Marhaug
Destructible Foundation / Drain Self Abuse and Mother Savage Noise Productions MSBR
Merzbow / Xome Gentle Giant Xome
Seven Inches Inside Vagina Stinky Horse Fuck Smell and Quim
1997 Soft / Lärm, Hitze und faulige Gerüche Dreizehn Kadef
Ejaculation Generater 2 / ? / Emission Blast First Masonna and MC Hellshit & DJ Carhouse
Milanese Bestiality / Drunk on Decay Old Europa Cafe The Haters
Balance Human Wrechords Ladybird
1999 Merzbow / Aural Torture Mechanism Fistfight and Counterattack Experimental Arts Aural Torture Mechanism
Subsidia Pataphysica Manifold DJ Spooky
Split Series #4 Fat Cat AMM
2000 Necro 2000 / Reality Is Much Worse Klanggallerie Statik
2001 Merzbow / Kouhei Matsunaga Tigerbeat6 Kouhei Matsunaga
Crash of the Titans Merciless Core and Napalmed Napalmed
Split Ver 0.5 Less Than TV Struggle for Pride
Split Ver 1.0
2002 INTO111115&111521849 / Mode for Value & Intention Cross Fade Enter Tainment Kouhei Matsunaga
Switching Rethorics Bisect Bleep Industries Shora
2008 The Celebration of the Lizard / March of the Myriapoda Dirter Band of Pain
Merzbow / Sutcliffe Jügend / Satori Cold Spring Sutcliffe Jügend and Satori
2010 Oh Lucy!!! / Tipping Foul into the Dirt Chrome Peeler The Guilt Øf...
2011 Guya / Greed CX Cris X
2012 Freak Hallucinations Obfuscated Actuary
2013 Amniocentesi / Envoise 30 05 82 Menstrualrecordings M.B.
Fragment B / 28th Flux Menstrualrecordings M.B.
2015 Level Rustblade Askew
Animal Liberation 4iB Raven and Dao De Noize
2016 A History of Self Kandala Berserk
2017 Biorhythm Old Europa Cafe Qdor
2018 Merzopo Sub Rosa Opening Performance Orchestra

Compilation tracks[edit]

Year Track(s) Title Label Note
1981 "Envois 216" Foam (, Awa) Ylem
1983 "Envoise 1-83" 40 Days / 40 Nights (四十日四十夜) Stratosphere Music
"Kimigayo" Anthems Trax
"Awa Dance", "Hannya-Haramitta" Paris-Tokyo Tago Mago
"Envoise 24882" Sensationnel No. 1 Illusion Production
"Envois #4 (excerpt)", "Envois #5 (excerpt)" Insane Music for Insane People Vol. 3 Insane Music with ∝
untitled Double Trouble The 5th Column Tapes
1984 "Envoice 14/7/83" Assemblée Générale 4 Ptôse Production Présente
"Der-Dom" FE Tape Condome Cassex
"D.D.T." Home-Made Music for Home-Made People Vol. 2: "Bloody But Chic" Insane Music
untitled, untitled Katacombe Vol. 4 Schrei / Industria Tepa
"Envoise" Rising from the Red Sand (Volume Five) Third Mind
"ZSF Product" Sex & Bestiality Bain Total
"Amaroxes" Sexorama 1 ZSF Produkt
"Rape Insects" Sexorama 2
"Xa-Bungle" Three Minute Symphony X Tract
"Heat Obsession", "Sangro" Illuminated №2 Alien Artists
"Astral Left" Independent World Vol. 1 Monochrome Tapes
1985 "Itomakiei" 6x10=60 Vol. 1 Korm Plastics
"Vermin with Carcass" Dry Lungs Placebo
"Akasa", "Tana" Einsamkeit als Mensch Technological Feeling
"White Pricks" L'enfer est intime VP 231
"Totetsu Pattern" Musica Venenæ: Industrial Culture Music Volume 1 Inner-X-Musick
"Re-Mark" Out of Context Banned Production
"4th Innocent Victim", "My Night of Terror" Sexorama Vol. 3 ZSF Produkt
"Egyptian Ghost" The Way of the Sacred Inner-X-Musick
"Exert "Corruption"", "Exert "Corruption"" Homo Sexpiens Project 3Rio Tapes
"Pinheads on UFO" Poltergeist I: A Compilation of Mutated Music Dill Prod.
"Envoice 28485" Anti-Music for Snobism Beast 666 Tapes
1986 "Smichion", "Venoayasama", "Small Motor-Byke Accident Wounded Lay on the Road of Asagaya" Best Text of Japan Cause and Effect
"Fushimi-Bongo" Caustic Showers Caustic Tapes
"So Small Atropin" Intrendent International 2-1 MAM-Aufnahme, Ffm
"New Wakamatzu" Necronomicon 3 Necronomicon
"Gamma-Titan" Tellus #13 – Power Electronics Tellus
"Kangun no Uta" (官軍の歌) Sexorama Vol. 4 ZSF Produkt
"3 Types of Industrial Pollusion" Infidel Psalm Vol. 1 Mental Decay
"Peeping" Phallophorie Réseau Phallus 3
"Untitled" Helter Skelter Beast 666 Tapes with Le Syndicat
1987 "Truk for Microphysic" Bad Alchemy Nr 7 Bad Alchemy
"Separation" Die Schönste Musik of Japan Vol. 1 Geschmack
"Susanou (Devil of the Storm)" Infera Sinfonia Bruno Cossano Corporation
"Invisible Tatara (Extract 1 & 2)" Journey into Pain Beast 666 Tapes
"Anna Blume '87" Korm Merz Korm Plastics
"Nirvana for the Seven Sermons (Excerpt)" There Is No God and He Is Your Creator GGE
"Toutetsu Pateern 2" Tainai Label Omnibus (胎内レーベルオムニバス) Tainai Label (胎内レーベル)
"Enchainement 38" Les Déportés N°8 Les Déportés
1988 "Environmental Pecrssion #4" Angelic Tecnology 1 Angakok
"Message from Milton Meinung" Durchschnittsanfall 3/4 Prion
"Corpus/Economie", "Dead of Michel Foucault" Heroes to Ecstasy Strength Through Awareness
"Everywhere It's Machine (Grid Module 3)" Massaconfvsa O. Crow
"De-Soundtracks No-1 /The Roaling Steel Monster (Japanese Early Science Movies Series)" Ne Banned Production
"Fission/Dialogue" Zondig Midas Music
"Little Boy '85", "Economy 2" Trans·Gressed·Body Corrosive Tapes
untitled Transmission Tonspur Tapes
"Trouble Coming Everyday" Gears=Sextwo eMpTy
"An Man Do" The Call of Madonna Luisa Ciccone A/I/I/P with Aoniyashiagam
1989 "Swap No-1" Lapse from Virtue Sound of Pig
"Untitled" Motop 1 IF
"Live 19/6/88" Voices in a Dark Room Honeymoon Production
"Scratchin' S.C.U.M." Your Biggest Problem Is Behind You RRR and Tedium House
"Itch" Neue Muster Volume 5+6 Tonspur Tapes
"(live)" GX Jupitter Larsen Is a Idealistic Idiot Nihilistic
"My Rubber Dutch Wife" Nice Noise Volume 3
untitled, untitled 5th Anniversary Boxset Thing RRR with Emil Beaulieau and Due Process
1990 "Fragment 14" Detonator Bestattungsinstitut
untitled 0607131089 Sounds for Consciousness Rape
"Libido/Economy" Enkele Gemotiveerde Produktiemedewerkers Midas Music
"Great Masturbator" I'm Stupid Beast 666 Tapes / Vanilla
"Untitled 15989" Mumbo Jumbo SSSM
"Libido Economy No. 2" Network 77 Network 77
1991 "HGL Made a Race for the Last Brain" Altered States of Consciousness UPD Organization
"Untitled, April 1991" Antebellum Vol. 3 Antebellum
"No 3-10 Max" Ohrenschmalz Unclean Production
"One Minutes from Big Heart City" Tawamure (戯れ) -Come Again- Vanilla
"Hiturbo No. 4" X-X Section Extreme
"DC-AC Live" Absolut CD #2: The Japanese Perspective Ear Magazine
"Speedback Variation Nr.1 (KP 0BO)" Motop 2 IF with Kapotte Muziek
"Heap/On the Move" Sociometric Test SSSM with Dislocation
"Untitled/Razors" Trans-Action Divided with Hamas
1992 "Onorikomorico" Atomic Zen Dedali Opera
"V2 Live (excerpt)" CD Voor De Instabiele Media V2_Archief
"Man-Plug" Dry Lungs V Subterranean / Dark Vinyl
"No. 28" EARTV TapesOfPeaceInTimeOfWar
"Suzunne Erica Is Sunohara Yuri" Melt Work in Progress
"Travelling" Noise Forest Les Disques du Soleil
"Live in Kong-Tu, Korea, 1. AUG, 1991", "Live at Maya Kanko Hotel, Kobe, 14~15 SEP, 1991" Oh! Moro Volume 5 Maru Ka Batsu (○か×)
"Elysia, Valley of the Metal" World Record Alchemy
"WEBO, NYC" Testament RRR
"Speedback Variation Nr. 2 (Kapot Produkt oBZ)" Neue Muster Volume 8+9 Tonspur Tapes with Kapotte Muziek
"Holland-America" Interpretation Serial Vol. 4: 72 Décolletés and One Nipple Lor Teeps
1993 "Super Head" Come Again II Silent
"Piss for Yves Klein" Kingdom of Noise Endorphine Factory
"Moon Over the Bwana A" Land of the Rising Noise Charnel
"True Romance Soundtrack for Moma" Neo, Noise Punishment Kubitsuri Tapes
"NRT" Redemption Vol. 1 1986–1993 Zero Cabal
"Death Acid When Sex Was Darty" Stinky Horse Fuckers Stinky Horse Fuck
"Sub-Urban" Of Sound Mind Godsend Magazine with Arthur Potter
untitled RRR 100 RRR
1994 "Phillo-Jazz Electronica" Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Fool's Paradise
"Twisted Domiano" Cataclastic Fracture Deadline and Lazy Squid
"Marfan Syndrome for Blue" Eternal Blue Extreme: An Asian Tribute to Derek Jarman Somnus
"Glass", "20" Extreme Music from Japan Susan Lawly
"Ram Me, Ream Me, You Lusty Cunts" Ne Shi Banned Production
"Brain Ticket Saison" Noise War Mother Savage Noise Productions
"Twisted Damiano 2" Violent Ambient Chocolate Monk
"Ooga Booga" Wohlstand Human Wrechords
untitled Mail-Music: All We Make Are Memories Psychic Rally
1995 "Tiab Guls" Entertainment Through Pain: A Tribute to Throbbing Gristle RRR
"Live at Easy Gallery Tokyo", "Live at 2B, Eindhoven" Good Alchemy Video Alchemy
"Elephants Memory" Indiscreet Stereo Test Record Discreet/Indiscreet
"Phyllo-Noisegrams" No Machine Is Silent Realization
"Last Splash" Organismus 3 – The Final Compilation Escape 3 Organisation
"Crack Groove" Release Your Mind Release
"Snowblind" The Japanese / American Noise Treaty
1996 "Sound Check for Doushisha University Performance" A Fault in the Nothing Ash International
untitled An Evening of Serious Noise Statutory Tape
"Iro Moyo" Disco Sucks Ché Trading
"Talipes" Mimikaki Kuwagata
"Pretties for You" Music Should Hurt Self Abuse
"Silent Night" The Christmas Album Sony
"Iro Moyo 2 (Colour Decola 2)" Tinker Compilation Tinker
"Seishoku Titi" Great Blue Thing O'Great Blue Thing
"Centipede" Comp #3: Lily's S'ghetti Factory Blackbean and Placenta Tape Club
1997 "Morbid Angelfish" alt.noise Switch
"Yahowa Stackridge" Conception: The Dark Evolution of Electronics Vol. 1 Ava/Live Bait
"Hummingbird" Four Years in 30 Seconds Dirter
"Untitled" Screw Entartete Kunst
"Kleine Blaue Hybriden" Tulpas Selektion
"Decomposition 002.1.1" Untitled (Ten) Extreme
"Trade Deficit", "Techno Grave" We Hate You: A Small Tribute to Throbbing Gristle Jazzassin
"Audio Pubic" Rebirth of Fool: Volume One Dual Plover
1998 "Landing on Audio" Freak Animal #11 Freak Animal
"The Amazing Maya Hiromi" Disco-Mortem Releasing Eskimo
"Song for Fandango" MIT #01 Sordide Sentimental
untitled COS Tape #4 COS Edition with Monde Bruits and Dislocation
untitled Audio Terrorism: The Soundtrack for Weirdness and Blind Hostility Chaotic Noise Productions, Satans Pimp and Heartplug
1999 "Redskin" Coalescence Alien8
"Fireball" Sadomachinism Misanthropic Agenda
"Ab Hunter" Split Series 1–8 Fat Cat
untitled Misanthropy Adverse
2000 "Motorond" Non Stop Noise Party (The Death of Rock'n'Roll) Hond In De Goot
"Routemaster" Avanto-00 Avanto
"2000" Immersion Starkland
untitled, untitled, untitled, untitled lockERS ESR
"83mb" Masters of Japanese Electronic Music Far East Experimental Sounds
"Gateway to Itabashi" Tokyo EP Plastic Cowboy
"Cannon Balls 2" Aiyoku Jinmin 21 Seiki (愛欲人民二十一世紀) Alchemy
"Ikebukuroà Dadatexture" Mutations – Sonic City Arc en rêve
2001 "Cannon Balls" State of the Union 2.001 Electronic Music Foundation
"Sound: Papier Wellen / Push Paper into Waves" One Word One Sound Intermedium
"Horiwari / Pass By" Mutations – Sonic City Airplane Label
"Condition #1" Scanning of Modulations Uplink with L?K?O
"Pulse Groon" Megalomaniacs Show Time!! Oto Genome (オトゲノム)
2002 "Bamboo Honey" Deprogramming Music Volume One Sacred Noise
"Flyingsushi_x" Fals.ch 02 Falsch
"Lux Automobile (Krokodil Rock mix)" Japanese Avant-Garde Sub Rosa
"Untitled" Nanoloop 1.0 Disco Bruit
"In to the Void" The Void – A Selection by Akiko Miyake CCA Kitakyushu
"Quiet Men & Noisy Animals" Open Mind Mori Art Museum
2003 "Untitled Peace" 60 Sound Artists Protest the War Atak
"Door No. 2" Ctrl Alt Del Nomad
"Untitled" Frequencies [Hz] Raster-Noton
"Untitled" Jpech Jpech
"Routemaster – Tokyo Mix Live" Routemaster Remix Project Live Crystal Eye
2004 "Baliken (Vers. 01)" 2x5" Punk Kein Rock
"Requiem" 2xH vs. HHR Vol. 1 "Where Is My Robotic Boot?" Hydra Head
"Fear of God" The End of the Fear of God Tochnit Aleph
"Birds and Warhorse" An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music / Third A-Chronology 1952–2004 Sub Rosa
"バリケン (Loft version) (Bariken (Loft version)" Nippon no Rock Meikan 1 (日本のロック名鑑①) Media Factory
2005 "Untitled for John" Epitaph for John Korm Plastics
untitled Blank Field Alien8
"Excerpt from Death of 250,000 Chickens" Improvised Music from Japan 2005 Improvised Music from Japan
2006 "Kaze no Haruka" (風のはるか) Belly of the Whale Important
"Oumagatoki Part 3" Viva Negativa! – A Tribute to The New Blockaders Volume II Vinyl On Demand
untitled, untitled, untitled, untitled, untitled Yokomono 03: 55 Lock Grooves Staalplaat
"Partikel MN2" Swarm Cold Spring with Nordvargr
2007 "September, 06" Radio Interference from Unknown Orgasm Somnimage
2008 "Habeus Corpus" Paper & Plastic Suitcase
"Voices of Animals" Manifesto Rumorarmonico Post Futurista Old Europa Cafe
2012 "Lostbariken" Yokomono 03.5 Staalplaat
2014 "Weka" Just Sign on the Dotted Line Electro-Faustus
"Extract I" Sonic Protest 2014 Sonic Protest
"Mix 05.23" Ode to Marco Veronesi Agnostic Dumplings Nursery
2016 "For Adult" NOISE Williams Street
2017 "Untitled Mix 1985 Part 1", "Untitled Mix 1985 Part 2" Rebellion 1985 Vis A Vis Audio Arts
2018 "6" Auditory Sound+Matter
2019 "Loop 1", "Loop 2", "Loop 3", "Loop 4" Berghain 09 Ostgut Ton
untitled Changez Retravaillé Ricerca Sonora
2021 "Hinawave#2" Mutants Vol. 6: Home Mutants Mixtape

Appearances[edit]

Year Role Track(s) Title Artist Label
1984 Flute "Les Honteuses Alliances" Distruct P16.D4 Selektion
1987 Featuring Slicktrickflick Thicknicksick ZH27
Featuring The Impossible Humane Mixed Band Philanthropist Selektion
1989 Featuring "Zur Genese der Halbbildung" Acrid Acme (Of) P16.D4 P16.D4 Selektion
1990 Mixing The Same Thing Makes Always Her Laugh Kiyoshi Mizutani ZSF Produkt
Featuring "MMMMMM" History Is What Was Kapotte Muziek IF
Featuring "MMMMM 2" Utilities (An Album of Collaborations) Kapotte Muziek Petri Supply
Featuring Interaction Kapotte Muziek Industrial Therapy Unit / Sounds for Consciousness Rape
Featuring Friends De Fabriek, Andrew Szava-Kovats, Mark Lane, and Gen Ken Montgomery De Fabriek
1991 Featuring Stuhlgangblockade N! Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck Schimpfluch
1992 Featuring; Remix "HRUM", "Murcle/Kpeth"; "Merzbow Transformed Hands To" Rework / Odiom Hands To E'ostrate
1993 Featuring All or Nothing Peter Duimelinks RRR
Tapes "Scene 2" Macbeth Tetsuo Furudate SSE Communications
Featuring "Alles" Peter Duimelinks / Frans de Waard Frans de Waard V2_Archief and Korm Plastics
1994 Featuring "All Set to Go" Verder Kapotte Muziek Harsh Dept. Productions
1995 Electronics "Live in Tokyo with Merzbow", "Live in Osaka with Merzbow and Masonna" ¥en for Noise Roughage Scratch
Music Der gefaßte Raum Achim Wollscheid
EMS synthesizer, electronics "Outro", "裂け目 Une Breche" Coruscanto (きらめく) Reiko.A Nekoisis
1998 Remix "National Enhancer" Root Thurston Moore Lo
Featuring "Rate" Upside Down Kouhei Matsunaga Mille Plateaux
2000 Remix "(Gloop)" Bit Sand Riders Pluramon Mille Plateaux
Featuring "Omisoshilu (Miso Soup)" Gift Hanayo Geist
Composition "Black Mass" Amsterdam x Tokyo Tomoko Mukaiyama BVHaast
Remix "Hürens Jung" Musik Wird Überflüssig – The Freemixes Trickbeat Human Wrechords
2001 Remix "Book of Sunday" Rewriting the Book Aube Elsie & Jack
Remix "Decomposed" Conquest : Writhe Burst Prank / Putrid Filth Conspiracy
Featuring "Seekh Kebab and Nan" The Meat and Bread Variations Jowonio Productions leohtan
2002 Remix "CHK Error Remix" Rolex Jazzkammer Smalltown Supersound
Remix "0.000 Remix" Inflation (*0 "0.000" Remix) *0 Mu Label
Remix "Persepolis Remix" Persepolis + Remixes Edition 1 Iannis Xenakis Asphodel
Electronics, composition "Crack Groove", "Yahowa Stackridge" Noise \ ... [Lärm] Zeitkratzer Tourette
Featuring CyclOcean Artificial Memory Trace Planktone Unlimited Editions
2003 Remix "Vow Me Ibrzu" 1993–2003: 1st Decade in the Machines Ulver Jester
Remix "God O.D. – Parts 2 (Merzbow mix)" Storm the Studio RMXS Meat Beat Manifesto Tino Corp.
Noise "Rockets Against Stones" No Games No Fun Hanin Elias Fatal
Featuring Soun – An Anonymous and Random Compilation / Composition Gameboy
Remix "../." Winter Was Hard Too h/ybrid s/ound s/ystem Tourette
2004 Remix "Janik Top II / Angel Choirs" Dogma V: Decomposing Dogma Asterisk* Lady Godiva Operations
2005 Featuring Sirocco Daniel Menche Important
Remix "The Inalienable Dreamless (Complete)" Our Last Day Discordance Axis Hydra Head
Featuring Kommerz – Merzbow in the Hands of Origami Replika Origami Replika Segerhuva
Featuring "Threnody" Epitaph for John Freiband Korm Plastics
2006 Remix "Agorzbow Merzbleed Mix" PCP Torpedo/ANbRx Agoraphobic Nosebleed Hydra Head
Music "November 1952" Folio and Four Systems Earle Brown Tzadik
2008 Music "Umō ni Matsuwaru Suiteki Mugen Junkan" (<羽毛に纏わる水滴無限循環> Dedicated to アヒル (Duck)) Zoundtrack Ukawanimation! Avex Trax
Remix "Cold World vs Merzbow" Hands Off Our Music Cold World Short Fuse Record
2009 Featuring "Killing Friends" Our Earth's Blood IV Bastard Noise Cathartic Process
Music "Yama no Kodomo" (山のコドモ) Rōdoku CD (朗読CD) Etsuko Yakushimaru Studio Voice
Noise "Inferno Nel Ghetto (Xu(e) remix)" Variante Alla Morte / No Matter If People Die Cripple Bastards Power It Up
Remix "SNOW REM REM IBVZ" Chicken Switch Melvins Ipecac
Music "Census Taker" Attack of the Killer Black Eye Ball XXX Residents yamaha A&R
2010 Featuring Mixed Metaphor / Into a Bad Way John Wiese Phage Tapes
Electronics, composition "Depression (Loukoum)", "Hysteria (Palladium)", "Schizophrenia (Silver)" Metal / Crystal Richard Pinhas Cuneiform
Remix "House of Low Culture Remix" Housing Tracts House of Low Culture SIGE
2011 Arranging, mixing "Land" Alchemic Heart Vampillia Important
Remix "Maguro (Merzbow remix)" Bo Ningen Bo Ningen Knew Noise
Remix "Dynamite Music (Merzbow RMX)" EDGE OF CHAOS reCONSTRUCTION / LIVE&REMIXXX Wrench Blues Interactions
Remix "Versprochen (Merzbow-Remix)" .Käfer.Maden.Würmer.Spinnen. Samsas Traum vs. Weena Morloch Trisol
2012 Remix "Sudden Moment (Merzbow remix)" The Cherry Thing Remixes Neneh Cherry and The Thing Smalltown Supersound
2013 Noise "Mutations" Error 500 Mutation PledgeMusic
2014 Loops, noise, effects Tikkun Richard Pinhas & Oren Ambarchi Cuneiform
Composition "Dissolution" (解散) Dissolution Sick/Tired A389
2015 Remix "Parricide Agent Service (Merzbow remix by Masami Akita)" Bodies Endon Daymare
2017 Remix "Bleed Like You (Merzbow)" The Great Corrupter Mortiis Omnipresence
Electronics "Stigmata", "Corpus" Black Dawn Phallus Dei Dark Vinyl
Featuring "At the Road's End" Sol Seeming Artoffact
Remix "Perks of Being a Perv (Merzbow remix)" Carving Songs Controlled Bleeding Artoffact
2018 Featuring "Ambient Red" Silence Will Speak Gezan Jūsangatsu no Mushi (十三月の甲虫)
2019 Featuring "Nothing Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Forgiven" Nothing Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Forgiven The Empire Line
2019 Featuring "mybodyisnotwhole" AngelMaker AngelMaker Angelmakermusic
2020 Remix "Gargouille (Merzbow remix)" Peculiar Kentaro Hayashi Slowdown
2021 Remix "[Merzbow remix] Frayed Life / Musty Basement / Lack / Not Exist" Rotten Miso Juri Suzue Remodel

As Masami Akita[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label Note
1987 Collaboration Through the Mail 1983/84 DMA2 with Jean-Louis Houchard
1997 The Prosperity of Vice, the Misfortune of Virtue: Electro-Music for Romantica I
Ich schnitt mich in den Finger Mego with Reiko Azuma, Russell Haswell, and Tetsuo Sakaibara
2002 Satanstornade Warp with Russell Haswell
2011 One Bird Two Bird Editions Mego with Mats Gustafsson and Jim O'Rourke
2014 The Black Album Tourette with John Duncan
2016 Kouen Kyoudai (公園兄弟) Editions Mego with Eiko Ishibashi
Wattle Elevator Bath
Process and Reality Cuneiform with Richard Pinhas and Tatsuya Yoshida

Compilation tracks[edit]

Year Track(s) Title Label Note
1983 "T.V.Ring" Lucky Bag Tape The 5th Column Tapes
untitled Mail Music Project Armadio Officina Audio Editions
"Fun in Thibet Pt 1" OSLWMMGIB? Sex on Sunday
1984 "Music for Wall 627" International Experimental Audio Communication Compilation N° 2 3Rio Tapes
1986 untitled Blue Camel Audio Edition Augustfehn
1988 untitled, untitled Lost Trax STI with Reiko.A
1990 untitled 0607131089 Sounds for Consciousness Rape with GX Jupitter-Larsen
1993 untitled Gomi-Akta Coquette
1999 "The Full Tide in Crimson" Modulation & Transformation 4 Mille Plateaux with Kouhei Matsunaga

Appearances[edit]

Year Role Track(s) Title Artist Label
1982 Featuring The Cop Killers The Cop Killers Trax
1983 Additional vocals, tapes Will Hunting Lodge S/M Operations
1990 Music Mirror Pulse John Duncan Extreme
1991 Drums "Live 910608" Windom Hijokaidan Alchemy
1992 Drums "Noisedelicatessen", "Kept Waiting So Long – Live at Antiknock 920613" The Neverending Story of the King of Noise (雑音伝説) Hijokaidan Alchemy
1993 Drums "Live at La Mama 22 Apr 1993" Kingdom of Noise Hijokaidan Endorphine Factory
Drums "Cancer of Music" Dedication -Zweite Auslese- Hijokaidan Artware Production
1994 Featuring untitled Junkie Meat Shop Deadline
1995 EMS synthesizer, metal "Dang Dong" Dang Dong Hanayo Media Remoras
1996 Featuring Nation of Rhythm Slaves Violent Onsen Geisha Rail
1997 Drums Ferocity of Practical Life Hijokaidan Fourth Dimension
Drums Sound of the Sea Hijokaidan Xn
Drums "What a Nuisance!" Noise from Trading Cards Hijokaidan Alchemy
Featuring "Nikola Tesla" Jouhou Discordance Axis Devour
Featuring "A Leaden Stride to Nowhere" Necropolitan Discordance Axis HG Fact
1998 Remix "Surfing with Carl Palmer" INONOUT Surfers of Romantica ZK
1999 Featuring untitled, untitled Ins Gefängnis geworfene blind Sklaven Enema Syringe Selfish and Mondo
Recording "Hallelujah" Monde Bruits Monde Bruits Alchemy
2000 Performer Mort Aux Vaches: Meltdown of Control Senssurround Orchestra Mort Aux Vaches
Electronics "Shikyū to Hito" (子宮と人) Big Boobs Miki Sawaguchi Alchemy
Macintosh "Shikyū to Hito (remix)" (子宮と人 (remix)) Uterus and Human Miki Sawaguchi, Jojo Hiroshige, and Masahiko Ohno Alchemy
2001 EMS synthesizer "Serene" Flutter Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet Tzadik
2002 Powerbook "Wareruraido" (ワレルライド) Heavy Rocks Boris Quattro/UK Discs
Mixing "O))) Bow 1", "O))) Bow 2" Flight of the Behemoth Sunn O))) Southern Lord / Bisect Bleep Industries
2006 Noise "Part IV" Hidden Doors The Missing Ensemble Mondes Elliptiques
Performer "Live @ Sonar 2000, Barcelona, 06.16.00" Absolute Noise Ensemble Francisco López Blossoming Noise
2007 Electronics, mixing, recording "O))) Bow 3", "O))) Bow 4" Flight of the Behemoth Sunn O))) Daymare
2008 Drums "1992.9.19 at Shinjuku ANTIKNOCK, Tokyo" Legendary Live Collection of Hijokaidan Vol. 4 Hijokaidan Alchemy
Drums "Live at Mount Fuji Rock Festival 2001" Sixteen Years of Video Material Alec Empire Monitorpop
2012 Electric percussion "Yumbo" Mimi-Nuki: Secondary Works of Satoshi Sonoda 1982–1989 (耳抜き) Satoshi Sonoda P.S.F.
2017 Analog synths Reverse Richard Pinhas Bureau B
Electronics "Memories in My Pentagram", "Electronic Impromptu in E-flat Minor" Magnetic Gaudi RareNoise

As 3RENSA[edit]

with Duenn and Nyantora

Studio albums
Year Title Label
2018 Redrum Slowdown / Entr'acte
2020 Another World Room40
2022 3D Fallen Moon
Live albums
Year Title Label Note
2020 space_echo by HardcoreAmbience P-Vine with Matsuo Ohno

As Abe Sada[edit]

with S.M.U.T.

EPs and singles
Year Title Label
1994 Original Body Kingdom / Gala Abe Sada 1936 Stomach Ache
Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1998 untitled RRR 500 RRR

As Bustmonsters[edit]

with Zev Asher, Shohei Iwasaki, Fumio Kosakai, Masahiko Ohno, Tetsuo Sakaibara, and Yamazaki Maso

EPs and singles
Year Title Label
1992 Weedhead E.P. Wild West
Splits
Year Title Label Note
1993 Whitehouse / You Don't Have to Say Please RRR Xper Xr
Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1992 "Live at Donzokohouse, Kyoto, 14.DEC, 1991" Oh! Moro Volume 5 Maru Ka Batsu (○か×)

As Flying Testicle[edit]

with Zev Asher and Yamazaki Maso

Studio albums
Year Title Label
1993 Space Desia Charnel
EPs and singles
Year Title Label
1992 Lamerican Sextom ZSF Produkt
Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1993 "Testicle Rider" Come Again II Silent

As House Hunt Hussies[edit]

Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1984 "Shagging Cherri" Sexorama 1 ZSF Produkt

As Kikuri[edit]

with Keiji Haino

Live albums
Year Title Label
2008 Pulverized Purple Les Disques Victo

As Maldoror[edit]

with Mike Patton

Studio albums
Year Title Label
1999 She Ipecac

As MAZK[edit]

with Zbigniew Karkowski

Studio albums
Year Title Label Note
1998 Sound Pressure Level Or aka SPL
Live albums
Year Title Label
2001 Yushima no Shiraume (湯島の白梅) Tigerbeat6
MAZK (不味苦) Noise Asia
2005 In Real Time Ytterbium
Video albums
Year Title Label Note
2005 Equilibratura Elettronica AV with Ogino Knauss
Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
2003 "Not Knowing What Is and Is Not" OR MD comp Or
2014 "Untitled Mix" No Bullshit: A Sonic Tribute to Zbigniew Karkowski (1958-2013) SOMN
Appearances
Year Role Track(s) Title Artist Label
2005 Music "Mental" 3plicity Ogino Knauss AV

As Merzbow Null[edit]

with Kiyoshi Mizutani, Kazuyuki Kishino, Yuji Okano, and others

Live albums
Year Title Label Note
1983 Darh Eroc Evil ZSF Produkt / Nux Organization
Yapnord Rasa ZSF Produkt
Falso 800
Mondo Bizzaro with Tetsuo Furudate
Babilonia
1984 Numen Quad Habitat Simulacro / Punka Overie with Tibeta Ubik
Tokyo 260384
Live Documental
Zeekfeedz Acme
Das ZSF Produkt / Nux Organization
Tentatool Komestool ZSF Produkt
Deus Irae
Sonic Command & Sculpture with Hideharu Suzuki
B-Semi Live with Nord
Merzbow Null & Produktion with Produktion
Disembody ZSF Produkt / Nux Organization with The Hanatarashi

As Pornoise[edit]

Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1984 "New Cunts" Sexorama 2 ZSF Produkt

As Satanstornade[edit]

with Russell Haswell. They later released the album Satanstornade under their real names.

Live albums
Year Title Label
2000 Live at the Neils Yard Rough Trade Shop London Falsch
Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1999 "01.DAT.128.mp3", "03.DAT.128.mp3" Falsch Falsch
2002 "Enhanced Amalgamated Computer Experience" All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1 ATP

As SCUM[edit]

Studio albums
Year Title Label Note
1989 Scissors for Cutting Merzbow ZSF Produkt
Severances Discordia/Concordia and ZSF Produkt
Scan Has Undergone Several Minor Revisions ZSF Produkt / Seiten Sprung Aufnahmen
1990 Steel Cum ZSF Produkt
1992 Axx / Spooning SPH / ZSF Produkt with Merzbow
Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1989 "Rute No.-1" Rectangle Overtures Ache

As Secrets[edit]

with Tetsuya Mugishima

Studio albums
Year Title Label
1983 Live Numbers in Studio Stratosphere Music
Live albums
Year Title Label Note
1983 Live at Club 49 Vol. 1 Stratosphere Music
Live at Club 49 Vol. 2
1984 Live Performance ZSF Produkt with Merzbow

As Tibeta Ubik[edit]

with Kazuyuki Kishino

Live albums
Year Title Label Note
1984 Twilight Oaum ZSF Produkt
2
3
Numen Quad Habitat Simulacro / Punka Overie with Merzbow Null
Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1985 "N.A.M 24" Overload Extasya Nux Organization

As True Romance[edit]

with Tetsuo Sakaibara and Toshiyuki Seido

Studio albums
Year Title Label
1997 Music of True Romance for Hyper Meat Performance Membrum Debile Propaganda
Video albums
Year Title Label
1992 Blood Orgy of the She Dolls ZSF Produkt
Live at Mandala 2
Live at Moma
Live at Nice, France
Pleasure Room of Anti Education
Compilation tracks
Year Track(s) Title Label
1995 "Live at P3 Art & Environment" Macrocephalous Compost II° Old Europa Cafe
"Electronic Love Medical" Pathological Resonance Anomalous

As Universal Indians[edit]

with Tetsuo Sakaibara

Live albums
Year Title Label Note
1999 Live at Liquid Room 2.22.1997 Zero Gravity with Crystal Fist

Forthcoming[edit]

Title Label Note
After Hours Slowdown 6 CD box set scheduled for September 2022
Amlux Aurora Central LP reissue scheduled for January 2023
Exoking Old Captain CD reissue scheduled for August 2022
Flesh Metal Orgasm Old Europa Cafe CD reissue scheduled for September 2022
PiaNoise Sub Rosa with Nicolas Horvath
35 CD Box Slowdown 35 CD box set[3]

References[edit]

  • "Merzbow". Primordial. Vol. 2. 1985. pp. 2–3.
  • Wehowsky, Ralf (1987). "Masami Akita aka Merzbow: Eine Cassettographie". Bad Alchemy. Vol. 7. pp. 45–46.
  • Woodward, Brett (1999). Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise. Melbourne, Australia: Extreme Records. ISBN 0646383264.
  • Akita, Masami (March 2000). "Merzbow Discography". Studio Voice (in Japanese). No. 291. INFAS Publications.
  • "Merzbow". Archived from the original on 17 April 2001. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  • "Release". Merzbow Official Site. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  • "Past Releases". Merzbow Official Site. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  1. ^ a b c d e untitled (catalog). Merzbow Lowest Music & Arts. n.d. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m untitled (catalog). ZSF Produkt. c. 1984. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  3. ^ 佐々木敦. "とんでもないブツが届いた! (メルツバウ論を執筆予定です)". Twitter (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 July 2022.

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