Graft (album)

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Studio album by Merzbow
Released March 10, 2010 (2010-03-10)
Recorded November 2009 at Munemi House, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 37:06
Label Cold Spring
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
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Graft is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] The recording was inspired by the plant illustrations in the Voynich manuscript, and the design was inspired by a 1970s Jethro Tull bootleg called My God.[2] The artwork for Hiranya was also inspired by a Jethro Tull album.

An unreleased work called "samidara1" was played during an event at ohrenhoch in Berlin, Merzbow described it as "using the method of several granular synthesis programs and random process of the composition.", and referenced Graft, Chabo, Jigokuhen, and Ouroboros as having the same concept.[3]

Track listing[edit]


All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "graft#1" 18:15
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "graft#2" 18:51
Bonus 7"
Side one
No. Title Length
1. Untitled 4:22
Side two
No. Title Length
2. Untitled 4:51

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
United Kingdom March 10, 2010 Cold Spring LP 400 CSR129LP Yes
LP + 7" 150 Yes

The LP is pressed on lime green vinyl, and comes in a plain white sleeve stamped with the name "Merzbow" and sealed with a sticker featuring the album notes. The first 150 mail order copies include a bonus 7" (on black vinyl). It was deleted when it sold out and will never be reissued on CD.[4]


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Graft (Vinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Graft | blog". March 23, 2010. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "samidara1". ohrenhoch. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "CSR129LP". Cold Spring. Retrieved August 24, 2012.