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Studio album by Merzbow
Released 1985 (1985)
Recorded February–April 1985 at Merzbau Studio and Studio K., Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 60:31
Label Cause and Effect
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
The Lampinak
Live Performance Feb. 85

Ushi-tra is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] "Orient Oxidation" is a reference to "Orient-Occident", an early tape work by Iannis Xenakis. Outtakes from the recording sessions were included in the Merzbox (2000).

Track Listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Orient Oxidation 1-3"    
2. "Blood Organ 1-3"    
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Kunyan"    
2. "Okite"    
3. "Inter"    
4. "2/85"    


  • Recorded at Merzbau Studio, Tokyo April 1985, except "2/85" at Studio K. live February 1985


  • Masami Akita – performer, graphics
  • Kiyoshi Mizutani – violin on "Inter"
  • Debbie Jaffe – design, layout

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
United States 1985 Cause and Effect C60 unknown none Yes
  • Come with a 12-page, 8.5"×5.5" photocopied booklet with interview, graphics and discography


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Ushi-Tra (Cassette, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved July 7, 2013.