Turmeric (album)

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Turmeric
MerzbowTumericStandardEditionSetCover.jpeg
Box set by
ReleasedMarch 23, 2006 (2006-03-23)
RecordedNovember–December 2005
StudioBedroom, Tokyo
GenreNoise
Length217:56
LabelBlossoming Noise
ProducerMasami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Houjoue
(2005)
Turmeric
(2006)
Minazo Vol. 1
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Musique Machine4/5 stars[1]

Turmeric is a box set album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[2] It marks Merzbow's return to using metals and feedback since switching to computers.[3] The album art depicts Masami Akita's pet Silkie chickens, which have black skin and bones. They are also referred to on Animal Magnetism and Higanbana.

Some of the sounds are made by a chicken pecking at objects. "Deaf Composition" was made by randomly operating Reaktor patches without monitoring.[3]

In addition to the standard release, there was a special edition in a metal lunch box. It includes: the standard edition, a mini-CD titled Black Bone, Part 5, a T-shirt, four postcards, and two vinyl stickers.[4] A limited number of the mini-CDs were available separately.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Orange
No.TitleLength
1."Black Flesh Pt. 1"3:48
2."Black Flesh Pt. 2"9:46
3."Black Flesh Pt. 3"19:36
4."Black Flesh Pt. 4"17:14
Total length:50:25
Green
No.TitleLength
1."Black Bone Pt. 1"18:23
2."Black Bone Pt. 2"15:16
3."Black Bone Pt. 3"16:15
4."Black Bone Pt. 4"5:47
Total length:55:41
Purple
No.TitleLength
1."Deaf Composition No. 002"34:12
2."Deaf Composition No. 0003"23:20
Total length:57:33
Yellow
No.TitleLength
1."Black Blood Pt. 1"20:16
2."Black Blood Pt. 2"6:59
3."Black Blood Pt. 3"12:02
4."Black Blood Pt. 4"15:00
Total length:54:17

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Note
United States October 26, 2010 Blossoming Noise CD 900 BN010BOX
100 BN010AEBOX special edition

References[edit]

  1. ^ Batty, Roger. "Review: Turmeric". Musique Machine. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "merzbow / turmeric / 4cd". Blossoming Noise. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Roger Batty (April 4, 2006). "Animal instincts". Musique Machine. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  4. ^ "Merzbow - Turmeric (Artist Edition) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "merzbow / black bone part 5 / cd". Blossoming Noise. Retrieved May 29, 2012.