Crocidura Dsi Nezumi

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Crocidura Dsi Nezumi
Crocidura Dsi Nezumi-cover.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1988
Recorded August 1987
Genre Noise
Length 46:50
Label Banned Production, ZSF Produkt
Producer Masami Akita
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Crocidura Dsi Nezumi (サイゴクヂネズミ?) is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] It is "unplugged noise" made using household objects; violin sounds are made with a violin bow on a plastic cassette case or wood, guitar is a rubber band, trumpet is a toilet paper tube, electrical sounds are made with metal. Environmental percussion is the floor, gas stove, the spring of a table lamp, etc. Titles are taken from the Latin names of the Japanese White-toothed Shrew, Japanese stoat, and Japanese weasel.[2]

It was included in the Merzbox with a bonus track.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Mustela Erminea Nippon" (ヤマイタチ) 23:50
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Mustela Sixasa Namiyei" (コエゾイタチ) 23:00


  • Masami Akita – environmental percussion, elektric kokyu, symbal, yokobue, rubber bass, body percussion

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog
United States 1988 Banned Production C46 n/a BP-27
Japan ZSF Produkt 43 ZSF 203
  • The Banned Production edition comes with a booklet of graphics by Masami Akita.
  • The ZSF Produkt edition comes in a hand-numbered and silkscreened insert.


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Crocidura Dsi Nezumi". Discogs. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Woodward, Brett (1999). Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise. Melbourne, Australia: Extreme Records. ISBN 0646383264.