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Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1998 (1998)
Recorded July 27–30, 1998 at Bedroom, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 51:42
Label Dual Plover
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Aqua Necromancer

Maschinenstil is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1]

The title of "Stormy Monday" was taken from the first track of Lee Michaels' self-titled album, due to the organ sound of the track. The drums were sampled from Terry Bozzio's drum solo on "Hands with a Hammer" from Frank Zappa's You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3. "Shin Kawasaki" was inspired by the industrial landscape of Shin-Kawasaki, as seen from the Yokosuka Line. The use of the Roland TR-606 drum machine and Bias EXD drum synth give the track an early 1980s techno pop sound.[2]

An alternate version of "Shin Kawasaki" was included on Springharp in the Last of Analog Sessions box set.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Stormy Monday"   34:03
2. "Shin Kawasaki"   17:39


  • No overdub, no keyboard, no studio


(Akita's name is misspelled as "Masami Akitama" in the album notes.)


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Maschinenstil (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Merzbow : Maschinenstil". Dual Plover. Retrieved August 27, 2012.