Sphere (album)

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Sphere
Merzbow-sphere.jpg
Studio album by Merzbow
Released April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)
Recorded October–November 2004
Studio Bedroom and Living Room, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 67:47
Label Tzadik
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Merzbuddha
(2005)Merzbuddha2005
Sphere
(2005)
Scene / Early Computer Works
(2005)Scene / Early Computer Works2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Musique Machine 4/5 stars[2]

Sphere is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[3]

"Untitled for Vasteras" is a recreation of a live set performed at the Perspectives jazz festival in Västerås, Sweden in October 2004. The original live recording appears on Houjoue as "Rising Sun".[4]

The cover photo was taken in the lobby of the Daily News Building in New York City.

Globe in the lobby of the Daily News Building, New York City

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Sphere Pt. 1" 9:13
2. "Sphere Pt. 2" 15:29
3. "Sphere Pt. 3" 13:30
4. "Untitled for Vasteras" 29:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – computer, percussion
  • Jenny Akita – photography
  • John Zorn – executive producer
  • Kazunori Sugiyama – associate producer
  • Scott Hull at Hit Factory Mastering – mastering
  • Heung-Heung Chin – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Batty, Roger. "Review: Sphere". Musique Machine. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Merzbow - Sphere (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Roger Batty (April 4, 2006). "Animal instincts". Musique Machine. Retrieved January 26, 2012.