Sphere (album)

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Studio album by Merzbow
Released April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)
Recorded October–November 2004 at Bedroom and Living Room, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 67:47
Label Tzadik
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
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.

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



  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.