Live Performance Feb. 85

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Live Performance Feb. 1985
Live Performance Feb. 85 cover.jpeg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1985
Recorded February 1985
Studio Merz-bau Studio
Genre Noise
Length 62:34
Label ZSF Produkt, Le Syndicat
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
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Live Performance Feb. 85 is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It was released by both Le Syndicat in France and Merzbow's own ZSF Produkt label. Despite the title, it was recorded at Merzbow's home studio. It was soon reissued on ZSF retitled Nil Vagina Mail-Action. The reissue says that it was originally released as Life Performance, but the original releases have it written "Live".[1] It was reissued on CD on March 7, 2016 by Cold Spring titled simply Life Performance.[2]

A "Nil Vagina tape loop" is listed as being used on Solonoise 1, Solonoise 2, and Lowest Music 2. Material from Solonoise 2 and Lowest Music 2 are included as Nil Vagina Tape Loops in the Merzbox (2000). The title Nil Vagina Mail-Action was also used for a paper anti-record given away for free in 1986. It is a 12" paper disk printed with pink graphics on one side and the Crocidura Dsi Nezumi cover in brown on the reverse. It is listed as part of Merzbow's discography in the Merzbook and in Studio Voice magazine.[3][4] An EP called Nil Vagina for Mice was released in 1993.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Nil Vagina Mail Action Pt. 1" 15:56
2. "Nil Vagina Mail Action Pt. 2" 15:28
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Nil Vagina Mail Action Pt. 3" 14:24
2. "Nil Vagina Mail Action Pt. 4" 12:00
3. "Nil Vagina Mail Action Pt. 5" 4:46

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog
Japan 1985 ZSF Produkt C60 unknown none
France 1985 Le Syndicat 14
Japan unknown ZSF Produkt none
United Kingdom 2016 Cold Spring CD CSR218CD

Both versions on ZSF Produkt were made with several different covers.


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Live Performance Feb. 85 (Cassette)". Discogs. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "CSR218CD". Cold Spring Records. February 17, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ Woodward, Brett (1999). Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise. Melbourne, Australia: Extreme Records. ISBN 0646383264. 
  4. ^ Akita, Masami (March 2000). "Merzbow Discography". Studio Voice (in Japanese). INFAS Publications (291). 

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