Dying Mapa III

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Dying Mapa III
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Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1983
Recorded April 28, 1982 at Merz-bau, Tokyo
Genre Noise, industrial
Label Aeon
Producer Merzbow Lowest Music & Arts
Merzbow chronology
Dying Mapa II
(1983)Dying Mapa II1983
Dying Mapa III

Dying Mapa III is an album by the Japanese noise band Merzbow, then consisting of Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. This is the third 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]

The album was later included on the 50-CD box set Merzbox on CD 16 along with the second half of Dying Mapa II.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Genetic Erotique (Sie Wird Weiß)"  
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Rejet"  
2. "Ictus"  
3. "Connotation"  
4. "Accompagnement"  
5. "Penisersatz"  
6. "Stigma Indelabile Etc."  


  • Masami Akita – tapes, rhythm, junk electronics, radio, TV, noise, guitar, bass guitar
  • Kiyoshi Mitzutani – violin, percussion
  • Artco – package
  • Thanks for Stratosphere Music


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