Paradoxa Paradoxa

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Paradoxa Paradoxa – Live at Kid Airak Hall
Live album by Merzbow
Released 1982
Recorded March 22, 1981 at Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo
Genre Noise, free improvisation
Length 45:42
Label Lowest Music & Arts
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Expanded Music 2
Paradoxa Paradoxa
Solonoise 1

Paradoxa Paradoxa (パラドクサ・パラドクサ?), also known as Live at Kid Airak Hall. It is a live album of the Japanese noise group Merzbow's first live performance.[1][2]

It is sometimes referred to as a separate album called Live at Kid Airak Hall because Paradoxa Paradoxa is only written in Japanese on the insert.[2][3]

Material from this tape was included on the album Tridal Production. The full-length concert recording was later included in the Merzbox (2000).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Part. I"   23:28
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Part. II"   22:14


  • Instruments: tapes, rhythm machine, organ, alto saxophone, electric violin, synare, drums, microphone, percussion, synthesizer, slide projection
  • Sound assemblage and performance by Merzbow

[from original cassette]

  • Masami Akita – tapes, alto saxophone, synthesizer, processed FM radio, noise, slide
  • Kiyoshi Mizutani – organ, violin, tapes

[from reissue]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Japan 1982 Lowest Music & Arts Cassette Unknown None Yes
1988 ZSF Produkt


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Paradoxa Paradoxa". Discogs. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Woodward, Brett (1999). Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise. Extreme. ISBN 0-646-38326-4. 
  3. ^ Primordial. 2: 2–3. 1985.  Missing or empty |title= (help)