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Hyper Music 1 Vol. 1

by Merzbow

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Part 1 23:50
Part 2 11:59
Part 3 07:41


This is an archival project to compile unreleased and unedited sounds treasured by Merzbow=Masami Akita. The first series is a selection of cassette tape recordings from 1979 to 1981. It will be released over six CDs. "Hyper Music 1 Vol. 1" is the first release in this series.

Noise music gained its meaning largely due to Japanoise, and Industrial in the late 70s. This is the first recording of Merzbow, the "god" of Japanese noise, then it is truly the sound of the origin of "noise/music". In fact, this recording, while undifferentiated, or rather, because it is undifferentiated, the very beginning of noise and Merzbow, the "root," as it were, resounds in a pure state. The performance, which seems to stop time somehow, already makes us feel the desire for noise. This is truly a sounds that seems to reveal the origins of the history of noise music. It's "atom = Merzbow".

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released May 29, 2021

Recorded Live at Studio on 24th Nov 1979.
Re-Mastered from Original Cassette Tape at Munemihouse, Tokyo on Nov 2017.
Masami Akita : Drums, Synthesizer
Kiyoshi Mizutani : Organ
Yasuyuki Nakamura (slowdown records) : A&R


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