The new release is "Expanded Musik (2)" from Lowest Music & Arts. The original release was in 1982. This is a must-have for Merzbow enthusiasts. Incidentally, the second series of the Merzbow Archive Project is also a series of reissues of valuable cassette recordings from the early 80s. In a sense, it's no exaggeration to say that this series is as valuable as "Lowest Music & Arts 1980 - 1983" released by "Vinyl on Demand" in 2012.
This album was recorded and mixed at "Lowest Music & Arts" in 1982. The performance was done solely by Masami Akita. He uses tapes, TV test signals, field recordings, rhythm machines, percussion instruments, feedback process audio mixers, and broken tape recorders to create noise/music that directly adjusts to the cerebral spinal cord. The original cassette was released in 1982 by Lowest Music & Arts, a cassette tape label run by Akita, and was remastered in February 2018 for this reissue. Mr. Akita described this work as follows. "There are several types of title notation, such as "expanded Musik 2", "expanded music", and "expanded music 2". Initially, there should have been a "1", but since it is no longer found, it may have been deleted. " The existence of the missing "1" is interesting, but as the plurality of the titles suggests, "2" may also be a sound source that has taken an odd path. This album was also released in 1984 by Produktion in Australia.
released June 16, 2021
Recorded and Mixed at Lowest Music & Arts, 1982
Remastered from Original Cassette Tape on Feb 2018 at Munemihouse, Tokyo
Originally Released as Cassette on Lowest Music & Arts, Japan on 1982
Masami Akita : Tapes, TV Test Signal, Field Recordings, Feedback Processed Audio Mixer, Broken Tape Recorder, Rhythm Machine, Percussion, etc.
Yasuyuki Nakamura (slowdown records) : A&R
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Easily one of my favourite Merzbow records and one of my favourite noise records in general. Expertly crafted and blisteringly hot sonically, it's definitely not one to miss. heckicus_doomicus_wizardus
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