Magnesia Nova

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Magnesia Nova
Magnesia Nova-merz.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released May 1996 (1996-05)
Recorded February–May 1995 at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 60:04
Label Staalplaat/Perverse Series & Ακτή-Οξύ
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Green Wheels
(1995)Green Wheels1995
Magnesia Nova
Age of 369/Chant 2
(1996)Age of 369/Chant 21996

Magnesia Nova, subtitled A study on the connections between the Hellenic and Japanese cultures, is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It come in a tall card wallet with a 24-page booklet, and is limited to 1,000 copies.[1]

Outtakes were included on Red Magnesia Pink in the Merzbox.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Rituale Lucis" 3:24
2. "Magnesia Nova" 18:50
3. "Oedipus Organum" 7:55
4. "Specula Naturalum" 8:13
5. "Pantometrum Erotica" 7:18
6. "Sphinx Mystagoga" 14:24


  • Masami Akita – noise, EMS Synthi A
  • Abtechtonics – artwork
  • Paris Koutsikos – design


  • All titles taken from books of Athanasius Kircher
  • CD dedicated to Youtaro Kimura
  • Special thanks to Nicolas Genital Grinder for the production


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Magnesia Nova (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved June 4, 2012.