Merzzow

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Merzzow
Merzzow.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released September 29, 2002 (2002-09-29)
Recorded 2000–2001 at Bedroom, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 70:26
Label Opposite
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
A Taste Of...
(2002)A Taste Of...2002
Merzzow
(2002)
24 Hours – A Day of Seals
(2002)24 Hours – A Day of Seals2002

Merzzow is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] The album "combines animal concepts and deconstructions of 20th-century music, ambient drones and a deep grinding groove".[2] The title is a pun on Merzbow and the Japanese word (, elephant).

The cover photos were taken at Tsukiji Hongan-ji. "Elephant Song" features a guitar loop that resembled the Japanese children song "Zō-san", hence the title of the album.[3] "Music Machine" samples the song of the same name by Jane. "Humming Bird" had been released as a single, it samples "Three Little Orchestra Pieces" by Arnold Schoenberg (conducted by Robert Craft).

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Elephant Song" 7:49
2. "Horiwari" 3:38
3. "Inside Looking Out Pt. 1" 9:15
4. "Inside Looking Out Pt. 2" 8:37
5. "Koshinzuka" 2:09
6. "Music Machine" 9:58
7. "Horse" 4:47
8. "Penderecki" 4:50
9. "Green" 9:16
10. "Humming Bird" 6:52
11. "Aenokoto 223" 3:15

Notes[edit]

  • Final mix in January 2002

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – performer, photography
  • Jenny Akita – inside cover illustration

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merzbow - Merzzow (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Opposite Records Releases". Opposite Records. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Nonomura, Yoshihiko (2005). Improvised Music from Japan 2005. Improvised Music from Japan. p. 33. Retrieved July 25, 2012.