Age of 369

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Age of 369
Age of 369.jpeg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1984 (1984)
Recorded 1984 at home
Genre Noise
Label Lowest Music & Arts
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Aka Meme
Age of 369

Age of 369 (Miroku no yo) is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] The title is a reference to Onisaburo Deguchi, the founder of Oomoto.[2] Onisaburo claimed to be the Maitreya (the future Buddha), which is Miroku in Japanese. 369 is Goroawase wordplay for Miroku. The original track titles are taken from Ultraman monsters.

The album was compiled with Chant 2 as Age of 369/Chant 2 in 1996 by Extreme Records.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Introduction"  
2. "Gango vs Valtan"  
3. "Gamakujira"  
4. "Dodongo"  
5. "Green Mons"  
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "TBS"  


  • Masami Akita – backward tape, tape loops, ring, processed TV, processed radio, glass, metals, signal

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Sold Out
Japan 1984 Lowest Music & Arts CS unknown Yes
1989 ZFS Produkt


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Age Of 369 (Cassette)". Discogs. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "XLTD-002 - Merzbow - Age of 369/Chant 2". Extreme Records. Archived from the original on March 2, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2012.