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Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1981
Recorded September 1981 in Machida
Genre Noise
Length 39:20
Label Lowest Music & Arts
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Material Action for 2 Microphones
Collection 001

E-Study is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. The titles stands for Ethnical Study.

It was reissued on cassette with a sticker and 1" button by Blossoming Noise in November 2009.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "PHR-E-1"   20:40
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "PHR-E-2"   18:41


  • Remastered from the original tapes September 2009 [reissue]


  • Masami Akita – performer, collage
  • Makeup Diaries – layout [reissue]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Japan 1981 Lowest Music & Arts C46 unknown n/a Yes
United States 2009 Blossoming Noise 100 BN043CS


  1. ^ "Merzbow - E-Study (Cassette, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved March 17, 2013.