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Timehunter 1.jpg
Box set by Merzbow
Released May 1, 2003 (2003-05-01)
Recorded 2002 at Bedroom, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 70:33
Label Ant-Zen
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
24 Hours – A Day of Seals
(2002)24 Hours – A Day of Seals2002
inside view
Timehunter 2.jpeg

Timehunter is a box set album by Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] The album "originally began as an exercise working in the dynamics of 2002's Merzbeat".[2]

Timehunter features deconstructed beats which i took from 70s hard rock stuff like Omega, Golden Earring, Spontaneous Combustion, Alamo. Also I tried mixing these destructed breakbeats with heavy guitar drone.

— Masami Akita

Some tracks might be named after the bands Warhorse, Ramatam and Stone the Crows, and after the song "Space Truckin'" by Deep Purple. "CD Hunter" is a remix of "Ab Hunter", released in 1999 on Split Series 1–8, and later collected on Another Merzbow Records.


The release comes on four mini CDs, and is packaged in a day planner binder, complete with a calendar and business card. In the calendar days are marked with the time certain tracks should be played. The card includes a phone number and says "please give me a call — timehunter". The track titles are also listed in Japanese.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

CD 1
No. Title Japanese title Length
1. "Warhorse" 軍馬 21:17
CD 2
No. Title Japanese title Length
1. "Space Trackin" 宇宙追跡 10:05
2. "Ramatam" ラマタム 8:40
Total length: 18:47
CD 3
No. Title Japanese title Length
1. "Conga" コンガ 3:26
2. "Stone the Crow" ストーン・ザ・クロウ 9:02
Total length: 12:31
CD 4
No. Title Japanese title Length
1. "CD Hunter" CDハンター 18:03


  • Masami Akita – performer
  • Stefan Alt – design
  • Illektrik.Toolz – mastering


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Timehunter (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "act146". Ant-Zen. Retrieved July 19, 2012.