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Merzbow

Band, *1979 JP, Tokyo
Electronic
A.k.a. Masami Akita Scum (13)

Merzbow (メルツバウ) is an extreme experimental music project created in Tokyo in 1979 under the direction of musician Masami Akita (秋田昌美) and is recognized as being one of the earliest projects in what has become known as "Japanese noise". Highly prolific, Merzbow has released hundreds of recordings since 1979. The name is derived from Kurt Schwitters's "Merzbau", and is meant to be pronounced the same way.

     
Members
PortraitMasami Akita
syn *1956 JP
PortraitKiyoshi Mizutani
g
Tetsuo Sakaibara
voc JP
PortraitReiko Azuma
vn, voc
Popular Tracks   
Woodpecker No. 1 on Pulse Demon by Merzbow
Promotion Man on Merzbeat by Merzbow
Ananga-Ranga, Pt. 1 - Remastered on Venereology by Merzbow
Woodpecker No. 2 on Pulse Demon by Merzbow
Slave New Desart - Remastered on Venereology by Merzbow
Why Is the Courtesy of the Prey Always Confused with the Courtesy of the Hunters... Pt. I on An Untroublesome Defencelessness by Merzbow, Keiji Haino & Balázs Pándi
Spiral Blast on Pulse Demon by Merzbow
My Station Rock on Pulse Demon by Merzbow
A on MERZXIU by Merzbow & Xiu Xiu
Ultra Marine Blues on Pulse Demon by Merzbow

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Agni Hotra (2nd Mix)Merzbow2019Album
Batztoutai MixMerzbow2019Album
JinrinkinmouzuiMerzbow2019Album
KaerutopeMerzbow2019Album
AntimonyMerzbow2019Album
Indigo DadaMerzbow2019Album
Antimonument TapesMerzbow2019Album
De-SoundtrackMerzbow2019Album
23 November 1979 (B)Merzbow2018Album
Hyper Music 1 Vol. 1Merzbow2018Album
Cuts Up Cuts OutMerzbow, Balázs Pándi, Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore2018Album
3RENSA BOXMerzbow, Duenn, Nyantora2018Album
Por#1&2 Vol. 2Merzbow2018Album
3RENSA fb04Merzbow . Duenn . Nyantora2018Album
Cretin MerzMerzbow2018Album
3RENSA fb03Merzbow . Duenn . Nyantora2018Album
3RENSA fb02Merzbow . Duenn . Nyantora2018Album
ExokingMerzbow2018Album
Por#1&2 Vol. 1Merzbow2018Album
Telecom LiveMerzbow2018Album
Merzbow Duo 86 + 89Merzbow2018Album
MONOAkumaMerzbow2018Album
MerzopoMerzbow + Opening Performance Orchestra2018Album
L'Age D'OrMerzbow2018Album
Early Cassettes BoxMerzbow2018Album
3RENSA fb05Merzbow . Nyantora2018Album
AchromaticMerzbow + Hexa2018Album
Early SessionsMerzbow2018Album
Musick For ScreenMerzbow2018Album
Le Sang Et La RoseMerzbow / Lotus Club2018Album
GomataMerzbow2017Album
Eureka MomentMerzbow2017Album
Wildwood IIMerzbow2017Album
Alessandro Cortini And MerzbowAlessandro Cortini And Merzbow2017Album
AodronMerzbow2017Album
BiorhythmMerzbow / Qdor2017Single
MuenMerzbow2017Album
Escape MaskMerzbow2017Album
1.10.16Merzbow2017Single
3RENSAMerzbow . Duenn . Nyantora2017Album
TomarigiMerzbow2017Album
KaoscitronMerzbow2017Album
3RENSA fb01Merzbow . Duenn . Nyantora2017Album
Hyakki EchoMerzbow2017Album
TorusMerzbow2017Album
A History Of SelfMerzbow / Berserk2016Album
迷惑をかけない無防備 = An Untroublesome DefencelessnessMerzbow / Keiji Haino / Balázs Pándi2016Album
GenshoBoris With Merzbow2016Album
AtsusakuGareth Davis & Merzbow2016Album
KakapoMerzbow2016Album
DUAL(I)THMMerzbow2016Single
HanakisasageMerzbow2016Album
HatobanaMerzbow2016Album
ThisrhythmiaRasal.Asad with Merzbow and Harsh Noise Movement2016Album
Live At FAC251Merzbow • Balázs Pándi2016Album
Animal LiberationMerzbow / Raven / Dao De Noize2015Album
WildwoodMerzbow2015Album
Tokyo Alive 1995C.C.C.C. + Merzbow2015Album
Live In Tabačka 13/04/12Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Balázs Pándi2015Album
Cuts Of Guilt, Cuts DeeperMerzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Balázs Pándi, Thurston Moore2015Album
LevelMerzbow / Askew2015Album
MerzxiuMerzbow + Xiu Xiu2015Album
AmalgamelodyMerzbow & Maurizio Bianchi2015Album
Music For UrbanismMerzbow + Shinji Miyadai2015Album
Flying Basket = すっ飛び篭Akira Sakata & Jim O'Rourke With = と Chikamorachi & Merzbow2015Album
KonchuukiMerzbow2015Album
Pulse VeganMerzbow2014Single
NezumimochiMerzbow2014Album
Full Of Hell · MerzbowFull Of Hell · Merzbow2014Album
Live Frying: LiveWolf Eyes & Merzbow2014Album
Partikel IIIMerzbow vs Henrik Nordvargr Björkk2013Album
SamidaraMerzbow2013Album
Takahe CollageMerzbow2013Album
Grand Owl HabitatMerzbow2013Album
Cat's SquirrelMerzbow & Oren Ambarchi2013Album
CutsMerzbow - Balázs Pándi - Mats Gustafsson2013Album
No ClosureScott Miller / Lee Camfield / Merzbow2013Album
Duo (Masami Akita & Kiyoshi Mizutani Selected Studio Sessions 1987-89)Merzbow2013Album
Amniocentesi / Envoise 30 05 82Maurizio Bianchi / Merzbow2013Album
KookaburraMerzbow2013Album
TamayodoMerzbow2013Album
Live In Auckland 2013Merzbow2013Album
Merzbow Meets M.B.Merzbow / Maurizio Bianchi2013Single
Fragment B / 28th FluxMerzbow / Maurizio Bianchi2013Single
Freak HallucinationsMerzbow2012Album
Uzu Me KuMerzbow2012Album
MerzmorphosisMerzbow2012Album
Mer MarMerzbow, Lasse Marhaug2012Album
Works 1987-1993Merzbow, Kapotte Muziek2012Compil.
MerzphysicsMerzbow2012Album
Lowest Music & Arts 1980 - 1983Merzbow2012Single
Ko To No O ToMerzbow2012Single
KibakoMerzbow2012Album
OATMerzbow2012Single
Victoriaville Mai 2011Richard Pinhas, Merzbow, Wolf Eyes2012Album
KatowiceMerzbow & Balázs Pándi2012Album
Lou Lou... In TokyoMamiffer / House Of Low Culture / Merzbow2011Album
KamadhenuMerzbow2011Album
JigokuhenMerzbow2011Album
KlatterBoris With Merzbow2011Album
Yaho-NiwaMerzbow2011Album
ZaRaMerzbow2011Album
Kali-Yuga KarmaThe New Blockaders / Merzbow / Anomali2011Compil.
Paris 2008Richard Pinhas & Merzbow2011Album
SurabhiMerzbow2011Album
Ducks: Live In NYCMerzbow + Balázs Pándi2011Album
Dead ZoneMerzbow2011Album
Lop LopMerzbow2011Album
RhizomeRichard Pinhas & Merzbow2011Album
Guya / GreedMerzbow / Cris X2011Album
13 Japanese Birds Parts 1-13Merzbow2010Album
GraftMerzbow2010Album
Chabo: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 13Merzbow2010Album
MarmoMerzbow2010Album
Another Merzbow RecordsMerzbow2010Compil.
OuroborosMerzbow2010Album
Oh Lucy!!! / Tipping Foul Into The DirtMerzbow / The Guilt Øf…2010Album
Live At Fluc Wanne, Vienna, 2010/05/18Merzbow & Balázs Pándi2010Album
Spiral Right / Spiral LeftMerzbow2010Album
MerzbientMerzbow2010Album
Live At Henie Onstad Art CentreMerzbow2010Album
Niwatori: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 10Merzbow2009Album
Shirasagi: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 11Merzbow2009Album
Kamo: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 6Merzbow2009Album
Hiyodori: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 9Merzbow2009Album
Somei...Merzbow2009Album
Tsubame: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 12Merzbow2009Album
CamouflageMerzbow2009Album
Suzume: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 1Merzbow2009Album
Fukurou: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 2Merzbow2009Album
Yurikamome: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 3Merzbow2009Album
Microkosmos Volume 1Merzbow2009Album
Kujakubato: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 7Merzbow2009Album
Kokuchou: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 8Merzbow2009Album
Karasu: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 4Merzbow2009Album
Don't Steal My CoatMerzbow2009Album
Supernova 2Bulbul / Merzbow / Peach Pit / Wolfgang Fuchs (2)2009Album
Tempi / MatatabiMerzbow2009Single
Uzura: 13 Japanese Birds Pt. 5Merzbow2009Album
HiranyaMerzbow2009Album
EucalypseMerzbow2008Album
AniccaMerzbow2008Album
Andre Sider Af Sonic YouthSonic Youth Med Mats Gustafsson Og Merzbow2008Album
HereMerzbow2008Album
The Celebration Of The Lizard / March Of The MyriapodaMerzbow / Band Of Pain2008Album
Merzbow · Sutcliffe Jügend · SatoriMerzbow · Sutcliffe Jügend · Satori2008Album
ArijigokuMerzbow2008Album
Dolphin SonarMerzbow2008Album
HodosanMerzbow2008Album
Keio LineRichard Pinhas / Merzbow2008Album
Dead LeavesMerzbow2008Album
TomboMerzbow2008Album
Protean WorldMerzbow2008Album
...And The Devil Makes Three.Porn ~ Merzbow2008Album
Coma BerenicesMerzbow2007Album
Walrus / GroonBoris With Merzbow2007Album
Electric DressMerzbow / Carlos Giffoni / Jim O'Rourke2007Album
Synth DestructionMerzbow + Carlos Giffoni2007Album
MerzbearMerzbow2007Album
HiganbanaMerzbow2007Album
Partikel IIMerzbow vs Henrik Nordvargr Björkk2007Album
Live Destruction At No Fun 2007Merzbow2007Album
Peace For AnimalsMerzbow2007Album
Rock DreamBoris With Merzbow2007Album
ZophorusMerzbow2007Album
Merzbow Vs. TamarinMerzbow Vs. Tamarin2006Album
Bloody SeaMerzbow2006Album
TurmericMerzbow2006Album
Minazo Volume 1Merzbow2006Album
MetamorphismMerzbow2006Album
F.I.D.Merzbow2006Album
MerzdubJamie Saft, Merzbow2006Album
Minazo Volume TwoMerzbow2006Album
Black Bone Part.5Merzbow2006Album
SceneMerzbow2005Album
SenmaidaMerzbow2005Album
MerzbutaMerzbow2005Album
Live In GenevaMerzbow2005Album
Dust Of DreamsMerzbow2005Album
4092001Boris With Merzbow2005Album
BarikenMerzbow2005Album
Rattus RattusMerzbow2005Album
Sun Baked Snow CaveBoris With Merzbow2005Album
MerzbuddhaMerzbow2005Album
SphereMerzbow2005Album
TranzElliott Sharp / Merzbow2005Album
HoujoueMerzbow2005Album
Free Piano b/w HypersomniaMerzbow & John Wiese2005Single
MultiplicationMerzbow & John Wiese2005Album
The Ten Foot Square HutMerzbow + The New Blockaders2004Album
TamagoMerzbow2004Album
1633Merzbow2004Album
PartikelMerzbow vs Henrik Nordvargr Björkk2004Album
Mini Cycle / Yoshino Tamago / Yonos BigfootMerzbow2004Album
OumagatokiMerzbow + The New Blockaders2004Album
MerzbirdMerzbow2004Album
Electro Magnetic UnitMerzbow2004Album
Sha Mo 3000Merzbow2004Album
YoshinotsuneMerzbow2004Album
Rondo / 7Phases / BlowbackMerzbow / Kim Cascone2004Album
OfferingMerzbow2004Album
Last Of Analog SessionsMerzbow2004Album
V/A "Frog" Remixed And RevisitedMerzbow2003Compil.
SCSI DuckMerzbow2003Album
CycleMerzbow2003Album
Live Porto 2003Yamatsuka Eye / Merzbow2003Album
Live MagnetismMerzbow2003Album
Animal MagnetismMerzbow2003Album
VMerzbow, Pan Sonic2003Album
TimehunterMerzbow2003Album
Ikebana: Merzbow's Amlux Rebuilt, Reused And RecycledMerzbow2003Album
Live CBGB's NYC 1998Alec Empire vs. Merzbow2003Album
Merzbow (3): 2000-2001Merzbow2002Compil.
MerzbeatMerzbow2002Album
Merzbow (2): 1998-2000Merzbow2002Compil.
AmluxMerzbow2002Album
Switching RethoricsMerzbow / Shora2002Album
Ikebukuro DadaMerzbow2002Album
24 Hours - A Day Of SealsMerzbow2002Album
FantailMerzbow2002Album
Merzbow (1): 1991-1998Merzbow2002Compil.
A Taste Of...Merzbow2002Album
MerzzowMerzbow2002Album
INTO111115&111521849 (Forseeing Reaction Part 4 Tendo Yoshda) / Mode For Value And IntentionKouhei Matsunaga / Merzbow2002Album
MegatoneBoris With Merzbow2002Album
Live At Molde International Jazz FestivalMerzbow / Jazkamer2001Album
Hard Lovin' ManMerzbow2001Album
FrogMerzbow2001Album
PurolandMerzbow2001Album
Merzbow / KouheiMerzbow / Kouhei Matsunaga2001Album
HummingbirdMerzbow2001Single
Split Ver. 0.5Merzbow / Struggle For Pride2001Album
DharmaMerzbow2001Album
Live In Germany 1996Merzbow2001Single
Crash Of The TitansNapalmed / Merzbow2001Album
Necro 2000 / Reality Is Much WorseMerzbow / Statik2000Single
Collapse 12 FloorsMerzbow2000Album
Live At Radio 100Merzbow2000Album
MerzboxMerzbow2000Album
Blues MaggotsMerzbow1999Album
Subsidia PataphysicaDJ Spooky + Merzbow1999Album
Split Series #4AMM / Merzbow1999Album
TentacleMerzbow1999Album
Happenings 1000 Years Time AgoMerzbow1999Single
Door Open At 8 AMMerzbow1999Album
A Perfect PainMerzbow / Genesis P-Orridge1999Album
Paradise PachinkoMerzbow1999Album
Unknown Tape * Aural Torture MechanismMerzbow * Aural Torture Mechanism1999Album
Aqua NecromancerMerzbow1998Album
VibractanceMerzbow1998Album
1930Merzbow1998Album
DecompositionMerzbow1998Album
TauromachineMerzbow1998Album
BalanceMerzbow / Ladybird1998Album
New TakamagaharaMerzbow1998Album
PsychorazerMerzbow1998Album
MaschinenstilMerzbow1998Album
Merzbox SamplerMerzbow1998Album
Ejaculation Generater 2 / ? / EmissionMasonna / MC Hellshit & DJ Carhouse / Merzbow1997Album
Rectal AnarchyMerzbow / Gore Beyond Necropsy1997Album
TintMerzbow1997Single
Soft / Lärm, Hitze Und Faulige GerücheMerzbow / Kadef1997Album
Hybrid NoisebloomMerzbow1997Album
Milanese Bestiality / Drunk On DecayMerzbow / The Haters1997Album
Space MetalizerMerzbow1997Album
ScumtronMerzbow1997Album
Age Of 369 / Chant 2Merzbow1996Compil.
Pulse DemonMerzbow1996Album
Magnesia NovaMerzbow1996Album
Music For Bondage Performance 2Merzbow / Right Brain Audile1996Album
Live In Cleveland Oct. 11 1996Psywarfare / Masonna / Merzbow1996Album
Voice Pie / Man Is The Bastard NoiseMerzbow / Bastard Noise1996Album
Red 2 EyesMerzbow1996Album
Akasha GulvaMerzbow1996Album
Live July 5th, 1995Merzbow1996Single
Spiral HoneyMerzbow1996Album
Merzbow Loves Emil BeaulieauMerzbow1996Album
Electric SaladMerzbow1996Album
Live At 20000V, 30 Sep 1995Merzbow1996Single
OerstedMerzbow1996Album
Rainbow Electronics 2Merzbow1996Album
Destructible Foundation / DrainMSBR / Merzbow1996Single
Arctic Twilight / Anthem Of The SunMerzbow / Slugbait1996Album
Project FrequencyMerzbow1996Album
Smegma Plays Merzbow / Merzbow Plays SmegmaSmegma / Merzbow1996Album
Merzbow / XomeMerzbow / Xome1996Single
Brisbane • Tokyo InterlaceMerzbow • John Watermann1996Album
Mort Aux Vaches: Locomotive BreathMerzbow1996Album
Merzbow / Lasse MarhaugMerzbow / Lasse Marhaug1996Single
MercuratedMerzbow1996Album
Seven Inches Inside VaginaMerzbow / Smell & Quim1996Single
Rectal Grinder EPMerzbow + Gore Beyond Necropsy1995Single
Ché Trading Limited Presents...Bis And The Golden Mile Versus The Delgados And Merzbow1995Single
Horn Of The GoatConsumer Electronics / Merzbow1995Album
NoizheadMerzbow1995Album
DadarottenvatorMerzbow1995Album
WhizzerbaitMerzbow · Tea Culture1995Single
Green WheelsMerzbow1995Album
PinkreamMerzbow1995Single
Wakantanka / Aboriginie Of Anniversary 50 Years After WarMerzbow1995Single
Electroknots Parts 1 & 2Merzbow1995Single
VenereologyMerzbow1994Album
Music For 'The Dead Man 2: Return Of The Dead Man'Merzbow1994Single
Merzbow / Black Leather JesusMerzbow / Black Leather Jesus1994Single
HoleMerzbow1994Album
Flare GunMerzbow1994Album
ElectroploitationMerzbow1994Single
The Science Of Dissecting SocietyMerzbow + Richard Ramirez1994Album
NoisembryoMerzbow1994Album
White BluesMerzbow1994Single
Music For Man With No NameMerzbow & Cock E.S.P.1994Single
Merzbow / John GoffMerzbow / John Goff1994Single
Rod Drug 93Merzbow1993Single
Batztoutai With Material Gadgets (De-Composed Works 1985~86)Merzbow1993Album
Nil Vagina For MiceMerzbow1993Single
Sleeper Awakes On The Edge Of The AbyssMerzbow / Christoph Heemann1993Album
Metalvelodrome (Exposition Of Electro-Vivisection)Merzbow1993Album
ContinuumMerzbow, Kapotte Muziek1993Album
Live At Middle East Cafe Boston 21 Sep 1990Merzbow1993Single
Neo OrgasmMerzbow1993Single
Eleven Live CollaborationsMerzbow & Achim Wollscheid1992Album
Latex GoldMasonna / Merzbow1992Single
干渉ハノーバーMerzbow1991Album
Live In ChicagoMerzbow & Emil Beaulieau1991Single
GravPGR / Merzbow / Asmus Tietchens1991Album
Live Deformation / Holland / BordeauxMerzbow / THU201991Album
Music For Bondage PerformanceMerzbow / Right Brain Audile1991Album
Great American Nude / Crash For Hi-FiMerzbow1991Album
Artificial InvaginationMerzbow1991Album
Cloud Cock OO GrandMerzbow1990Album
FiftyMerzbow / P16.D4 / S.B.O.T.H.I.1990Album
Documentation / CollaborationMerzbow, Kapotte Muziek1990Album
Rainbow ElectronicsMerzbow1990Album
5th Anniversary Boxset ThingEmil Beaulieau / Due Process / Merzbow1989Album
Je Rumpelsturz Desto BurzelblockRunzelstirn & Gurgelstøck & Merzbow & Due Process1989Album
StorageMerzbow1988Album
Live In Khabarovsk, CCCP ("I'm Proud By Rank Of The Workers")Merzbow1988Album
CollaborativeMerzbow / S.B.O.T.H.I.1988Single
EcobondageMerzbow1987Album
AntimonumentMerzbow1986Album
抜刀隊 With Memorial GadgetsMerzbow1986Album
Material Action 2 N·A·MMerzbow1983Album
War Frog - Rectum - MyxomatosisMerzbow, Thomas Bangalter, RadioheadAlbum
Video Is For The BirdsMerzbowAlbum
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