Uzu Me Ku

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Uzu Me Ku
Studio album by Merzbow
Released August 2012 (2012-08)
Recorded December 2011 – January 2012 at Munemihouse
Genre Noise
Length 36:54
Label Samboy Get Help!
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Merzbuddha Variations
(2012)Merzbuddha Variations2012
Uzu Me Ku
Lowest Music & Arts 1980–1983
(2012)Lowest Music & Arts 1980–19832012

Uzu Me Ku is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] It features the Koto, a traditional Japanese instrument, "manipulated through granular synthesis by digital and analogue electronics devices." According to Masami Akita, "Uzume Hikoyuzu" means "spiral generating" and "Itsu Akitsu" means "generating of particles". The album photos were taken at the Nagasawa Purification Plant in Kawasaki, Japan, which was designed by Mamoru Yamada (who also designed the Nippon Budokan).[2]

The album was announced in January 2012. On January 28, Merzbow posted a sample mix from the track "Itsu Akitsu" on his SoundCloud page.[3] It was originally scheduled to be released on May 30, but due to problems at the pressing plant it was not released until August.

Gman//HJYUGTF2 is from the same sessions.

Building where the photos were taken

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Masami Akita.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Uzume Hikoyuzu" 19:14
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Itsu Akitsu" 17:40


  • Masami Akita – electronics, 13 string koto, photography

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
New Zealand 2012 Samboy Get Help! LP 300 Samboy 003 No


  1. ^ "Merzbow - Uzu Me Ku (Vinyl, LP)". Discogs. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Samboy Get Help! Recordings". Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Merzbow (January 28, 2012). "itsu akitsu by merzbow". SoundCloud. Retrieved September 3, 2012.