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Moby Dick 06:38
Battle 04:43
Sun Organ 06:29
Ugly Radio 22:55


This album "Jinrinkinmouzui" is made up of sounds taken from unused three cassettes master.
The first track is one side of a cassette that was titled "Jinrinkinmouzui". This is an alternate take of 'Wild Animal & Polyhedral Garden' from the album Batztoutai with Memorial Gadgets (1986). The title of this album was also taken from this cassette.
Tracks 2~4 are the B-side of the cassette "Master", which was the basis of "Batztoutai with Memorial Gadgets".
The fifth track is the other side of the cassette on which "Batztoutai (Another Mix)" was recorded, which is included in "Batztoutai Mix" of this series. The guitar at the beginning of the song is made from material by Kiyoshi Mizutani.
In the mid-80s, the period in which this album was produced, Merzbow established his own style of industrial noise through the use of a variety of tape based sources, the use of mechanical loops, and a thorough radicalization of distorted tones, all of which resonated with the industrial movement that had emerged around the world since the appearance of Throbbing Gristle. It can be said that this is the first achievement in his career.
In particular, "Batztoutai", which has multiple versions, is regarded as one of the best examples of his tape collage/concrete style in his career, and the existence of this work, which is compiled from sources connected to it in some way, will further confirm its value and historical position.
This is the best way to understand how Merzbow came to be the hardcore of tape music in the 80s.

yorosz (aka Shuta Hiraki)


released July 13, 2021

All Music by Masami Akita *Guitar by Kiyoshi Mizutani
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo 1985.
Remastered from original cassette tape at Munemihouse, Tokyo, August 2018.
Yasuyuki Nakamura (slowdown records) : A&R


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