In the 80s Masami Akita had a mail art project called Pornoise, in which he made collages using discarded magazines – in particular pornographic magazines – taken from the trash. These were then sent along with his cassettes, the idea being that his art was like cheap mail order pornography. Pornoise/1kg was released as part of these activities, the 1 kg refers to the total weight of the original package.
At the same time that Pornoise/1kg was released, Akita started the Sexorama compilation series featuring artists involved in the international industrial/noise mail music scene. The series had the same concept as Pornoise/1kg, and likewise was reissued in 1993 by Statutory Tape.
The original release consists of five cassettes and numerous prints on magazine pages. Each cassette comes in a folded magazine page with overprinted images and liner notes in its own plastic sleeve. Everything is packaged in a large envelope with printed artwork.
It was reissued at an unknown date in a VHS box with numerous inserts.
1987 reissue in an edition of 30 copies available exclusively through RRRecords mail order. It came packaged in a large envelope with printed artwork and with numerous inserts.
1993 reissue by RRR sub-label Statutory Tape, packaged in a plastic tape box with new pornographic cover art by Trevor Brown. Includes a plain insert with the liner notes.