Sha Mo 3000

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Sha Mo 3000
Sha Mo 3000.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released October 2004 (2004-10)
Recorded 2003
Studio Bedroom, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 65:38 (standard)
87:43 (boxset)
Label Essence
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Sha Mo 3000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Dusted Magazine favorable[1]
Heathen Harvest favorable[2]

Sha Mo 3000 (軍鶏参千 Shamo sanzen?) is a studio album by Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It was released in October 2004 by the Brazilian label Essence Music in standard and deluxe editions, and is his first release for the label.


The title is a reference to the shamo, a Japanese gamecock and Módulo 1000, a Brazilian psychedelic rock band. The label presented Masami Akita with some South American psychedelic LPs, which inspired the album. These included Não Fale Com Paredes by Módulo 1000, and Paêbirú by Lula Côrtes and Zé Ramalho.[3]


The standard edition comes in a gatefold sleeve. The handmade boxset edition includes the standard edition of the album, a 3" CD-R with bonus tracks, a silkscreened hanging wall scroll, three printed cards, a sticker, and a bookmark.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Sha Mo 3000
No. Title Length
1. "Suzunami" 2:26
2. "Sha Mo 3000" 19:29
3. "Ghost Hide Your Eyes" 9:00
4. "Dreaming K-Dog" 22:08
5. "Hen's Teeth" 12:34
Total length: 65:38
Bonus 3" CD-R
No. Title Length
1. "Brazil" 19:15
2. "Untitled" 2:50
Total length: 22:05


  • Masami Akita – computer, guitar, EMS synthesizer, illustrations, artwork
  • Yoshino & Yonosuke – chorus
  • Uirajara Resende and Iremir Oscar – box set concept and execution

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Quantity Notes
Brazil October 2004 Essence CD 900 ESS003 Gatefold sleeve
99 ESS003-B Handmade box


  1. ^ Jones, Mason. "Review: Sha Mo 3000". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Thorn, Malahki. "Review: Sha Mo 3000". Heaven Harvest. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sha Mo 3000 by Merzbow". Essence Music. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sha Mo 3000 (Boxset Edition) by Merzbow". Essence Music. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 

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