Fantail (album)

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Studio album by Merzbow
Released December 15, 2002 (2002-12-15)
Recorded May–September 2002 at Bedroom, Tokyo and The Kathedreal, Toronto
Genre Noise
Length 60:13
Label Clu Clux Clam
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology

Fantail is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] It is named after the fantail breed of pigeon, which Masami Akita raises.

The cover illustration includes part of the engraving "The Temple of Music" by Robert Fludd. The same engraving was used on the cover of Barbed Wire Maggots by Borbetomagus, who Akita has named as one of his favorite bands. The fantail illustration was reused on the cover of Kujakubato, the rear of Peace for Animals, and the background of the Merzbow website. The final track, recorded live in Toronto, is named after the Plastic Ono Band album Live Peace in Toronto 1969.

"The Temple of Music" (1624) by Robert Fludd

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Clouds" 7:06
2. "Catapillar 2002" 10:32
3. "Mountain" 3:33
4. "Waterfall" 4:22
5. "Door" 7:33
6. "Live Peace in Toronto (Door, Barbarian and Bigfoot)" 27:07


  • Track 6 recorded live at The Kathedral, Toronto on September 20, 2002
  • Merzbow would like to thank those who supported Canadian tour


  • Masami Akita – performer, direction
  • Jenny Akita – cover illustration
  • Jake Disman – live mixing and recording on "Live Peace in Toronto"


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Fantail (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved March 27, 2013.