Cloud Cock OO Grand

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Cloud Cock OO Grand
Cloud Cock OO Grand.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released June 14, 1990 (1990-06-14)
Recorded December 14, 1988 – April 17, 1990
Studio ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 79:16
Label ZSF Produkt
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Flesh Metal Orgasm
(1989)
Cloud Cock OO Grand
(1990)
Rainbow Electronics
(1990)

Cloud Cock OO Grand is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] It was Merzbow's first CD and showcases his then-new harsh noise style.[2]

It was reissued in the Merzbox (2000). "Autopussy Go No Go" was included on the Merzbox Sampler.

Background[edit]

For the European tour of 1989, Masami Akita could only bring simple and portable equipment, this led to the harsh noise style that Merzbow became known for in the 1990s. Cloud Cock OO Grand was the first example of this new style, Merzbow's first digital recording, and the first recorded specifically for the CD format. It also includes live material from the European tour.[3]

But when I started live in late 1980's I didn't like to use tape on stage. I like only live electronics. So, my studio works changed to more live composition style. I'm still using many tapes in studio works, but difference is I treat tapes and instruments. Before, I used tapes as overdubbing concept. But now tapes are crashing together, no static overdub. I found that style on Cloud Cock OO Grand.

— Masami Akita[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No.TitleLength
1."Brain Forest for Metal Acoustic Concrete" (9/1/90)23:40
2."Spinnozaamen" (23/10/89 & 8/12/89)24:04
3."Autopussy Go No Go" (19/10/89)7:43
4."Modular" (3/12/89)15:12
5."Postfix" (14/12/88)8:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – materials, mixing
  • Reiko Azuma – performer on live material on "Modular"
  • Peter Duimelinks – recorded live material on "Modular"

Notes[edit]

  • "Modular" includes material recorded live at V2, s'Hertogenbosch and Diogenes, Nijmegen during the Dutch tour in 1989.
  • "Modular" and "Postfix" are listed as separate tracks, but only have one index track. This was fixed on the Merzbox.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merzbow - Cloud Cock OO Grand (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Woodward, Brett (1999). Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise. Extreme. p. 117. ISBN 0-646-38326-4. 
  3. ^ a b Dixon Christie (January 1997). "MERZBOW'S Discipline, Decibels, and Diety Japan's Minister of Sonic Terror Turns On The Feedback". Digi-zine Online Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 1, 1998. Retrieved October 19, 2012.