Flare Gun

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For the pyrotechnic device, see Flare gun.
Flare Gun
Flare Gun (Merzbow album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1994
Recorded June – July 5, 1994
Genre Noise
Length 29:04
Label Ten Bob Swerver
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Flare Gun
White Blues

Flare Gun is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It was released as an LP in a limited edition of 479 copies.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Part 1" 4:33
2. "Part 2" 3:37
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Part 3" 20:54


  • Side one plays at 45 RPM and was recorded at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo in June 1994
  • Side two plays at 33⅓ RPM and was recorded live during "Sound as Weapon" at Showboat, Tokyo on July 5, 1994


  • Masami Akita – metal electronics
  • Reiko Azuma – voice, shortwave
  • Tetsuo Sakaibara – voice, action
  • Seido Toshiyuki – electro-Hawaiian guitar


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Flare Gun (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved June 11, 2012.