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Merzbow Samidara.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released July 20, 2013 (2013-07-20)
Recorded December 2009
Studio Munemihouse, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 37:40
Label Placenta
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Takahe Collage
(2013)Takahe Collage2013
Grand Owl Habitat
(2013)Grand Owl Habitat2013

Samidara is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow,[1] released as both an LP and a cassette. It was made available for pre-order on December 5, 2012, but didn't start shipping until July 2013.[2]

An unreleased work called "samidara1" was played during an event at ohrenhoch in Berlin, Merzbow described it as "using the method of several granular synthesis programs and random process of the composition.", and referenced Graft, Chabo, Jigokuhen, and Ouroboros as having the same concept.[3]

"Gran 1" was posted on the Merzbow SoundCloud on January 26, 2012. The entire album was posted to SoundCloud on October 13, 2013.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Samidara" 16:35
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Gran 1" 5:16
2. "DDR" 15:49


  • Masami Akita – music, cover art

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Notes
United States July 20, 2013 Placenta Recordings LP 250 #217 Translucent yellow vinyl
August 30, 2013 Cassette 100 #217 Single-sided


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Samidara (Vinyl, LP)". Discogs. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Merzbow - Samidara 12" LP (Placenta Recordings #217) NOW IN STOCK!!!". Placenta Recordings. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "samidara1". ohrenhoch. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 

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