Dying Mapa II

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Dying Mapa II
Dying Mapa II cover.jpeg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1983
Recorded April 27, 1982 at Merz-bau, Tokyo
Genre Noise, industrial
Label Aeon
Producer Merzbow Lowest Music & Arts
Merzbow chronology
Dying Mapa I
Dying Mapa II
Dying Mapa III

Dying Mapa II is an album by the Japanese noise band Merzbow, then consisting of Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. This is the second 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 split between CD 15 (with Dying Mapa I) and CD 16 (with Dying Mapa III).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Dharma Kāmarāge"  
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Sukha"  
2. "Chanda"  
3. "Tanno"  
4. "Kless"  


  • Masami Akita – tapes, radio, ring modulator, percussion, noise, rhythm
  • 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 II (Cassette)". Discogs. Retrieved February 24, 2012.