Mechanization Takes Command

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Mechanization Takes Command
Mechanization Takes Command cover.jpeg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1983 (1983)
Recorded 1983 at Merzbaw, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 90:00 (original)
46:00 (reissue)
Label ZSF Produkt
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Mechanization Takes Command

Mechanization Takes Command is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] The title is taken from Sigfried Giedion's book. It was released on cassette in 1983 and an edited reissue in 1989. It was partially included in the Merzbox. The full release was included in Lowest Music & Arts 1980–1983.

Track Listing[edit]

Original version

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Untitled"  
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Untitled"  
1989 reissue

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Mechanization Takes Commando" (82)  
2. "Zombiestructure 4 Extract" (82)  
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Balance of Neurogia" (80)  
2. "Suck-Bahn" (83)  


  • Fragments of unknown recordings


  • Masami Akita – tapes, guitar, drums, T.V, tape loop, Syn-are-3, voice, effects
  • Kiyoshi Mizutani – Synthesizer Solo on B2 [reissue]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Japan 1984 ZSF Produkt C90 unknown ZSFM 02 Yes
1989 C46