Dying Mapa I

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Dying Mapa I
Dying Mapa I.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1983
Recorded April 28 and May 5, 1982 at Merz-bau, Tokyo
Genre Noise, industrial
Label Aeon
Producer Merzbow Lowest Music & Arts
Merzbow chronology
Musick for Simulation World
Dying Mapa I
Dying Mapa II

Dying Mapa I is an album by the Japanese noise band Merzbow, then consisting of Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. This is the first installment of the Dying Mapa trilogy inspired by the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.[1][2]

Musically, the whole trilogy is made with different equipment and instruments than other recordings of the same period. It also features instruments recorded on tape and then either slowed down or played backwards.[1]

This album was later included on the 50-CD box set Merzbox on CD 15 along with the first half of Dying Mapa II.

Track Listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Denegation"  
2. "Indifferent"  
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Opinion for Satva Karman"  
2. "(Sprashutavia) Decoup"  


  • Masami Akita – tapes, ring modulator, rhythm box, guitar, noise
  • Kiyoshi Mitzutani – violin, percussion
  • Artco – package


  1. ^ a b Woodward, Brett (1999). Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise. Extreme. ISBN 0-646-38326-4. 
  2. ^ "Merzbow - Dying Mapa I (Cassette)". Discogs. Retrieved February 24, 2012.