Merzbow

Formed 1979
Merzbow
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1979
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Merzbow

Merzbow Biography (Wikipedia)

Merzbow (メルツバウ Merutsubau) is a Japanese noise project started in 1979 by Masami Akita (秋田 昌美 Akita Masami). Merzbow is best known for a style of harsh, confrontational noise as exemplified on the 1996 release Pulse Demon. Since 1980, Akita has released over 400 recordings and has collaborated with various artists.

The name Merzbow comes from the German dada artist Kurt Schwitters' artwork Merzbau, in which Schwitters transformed the interior of his house using found objects. The name was chosen to reflect Akita's dada influence and junk art aesthetic. In addition to this, Akita has cited a wide range of musical influences from progressive rock, heavy metal, free jazz, and early electronic music to non-musical influences like dadaism, surrealism, and fetish culture. Since the early 2000s, he has been inspired by animal rights and environmentalism, and began to follow a vegan, straight edge lifestyle.

As well as being a prolific musician, he has been a writer and editor for several books and magazines in Japan, and has written several books of his own. He has written about a variety of subjects, mostly about music, modern art, and underground culture. His more renowned works were on the topics of BDSM and Japanese bondage. Other art forms Akita has been interested in include painting, photography, filmmaking, and Butoh dance.

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Kreeme Horn
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Expert From Death of 250,000 Chickens
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Expert From Death of 250,000 Chickens
Alessandro Cortini
AAMC
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灰野敬二
Why is the Courtesy of the Prey Always Confused with the Courtesy of the Hunters Pt 1
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Why is the Courtesy of the Prey Always Confused with the Courtesy of the Hunters Pt 1
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Sponge Octopus
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Sponge Octopus
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Woodpecker No. 1
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Woodpecker No. 1
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Granular Jazz Part 2
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Granular Jazz Part 2
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Untitled Nude Pulse
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Untitled Nude Pulse
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Wounded Cycad Dub
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Wounded Cycad Dub
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Emission
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Emission
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Sponge Carp
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Sponge Carp
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Tori Uta
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