Dead Zone (album)
|Studio album by Merzbow|
|Released||August 20, 2011|
|Recorded||March 12, 2011at Munemihouse|
According to Masami Akita, this album was intended to be called Flax, inspired by its uses in a vegetarian diet. But, while the album was in recording stages, the 2011 Japanese earthquake struck and the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents just after that. It then came to Akita's attention that it was going to be the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the theme of the album was changed to nuclear accidents and the connections between Fukushima and Chernobyl. The CD is dedicated to the worldwide anti-nuclear movement.
I was in Chernobyl zone with 2 my friend who were doing fotos. It wasn't really easy to get everywhere in 10 km restricted zone , so we were traveling on military car with 2 guards, very limited in time. The lost city Pripiat' is most interesting place, but it on 99% already occupied by wild trees, almost impossible to get exess deeper in the city without special wear/gear. Most of the houses already broken and there's a constant danger for 5 or 9-floor buildings to be fallen soon. Anyway, we did some fotos in Pripiat & Chernobyl.— Edward Sol
All music composed by Masami Akita.
|1.||"The Blade of Oblivion"||29:47|
|2.||"The Spirit Indulges in the Sadness"||15:51|
|3.||"The Wandering Light"||12:51|
Mixed at Munemihouse on March 12, 2011, the day of the first explosion of Fukushima Nuclear power plant (reactor building 1).
- Masami Akita – performer
- Ira Solomykina – photography
- Pavel Shevchuk – photography
- Alexander Khaverchuk – photography