The sixth of Merzbow Archive series features material from 1993-1995. This period saw the production and release of some of Merzbow's most well-known and highly regarded works, including "Metalvelodrome", "Noisembryo", "Hole", "Venereology" and "Pulse Demon". These masterpieces have been actively reissued in recent years. For this series, DAT masters were used for all the works, rather than the cassette masters that have been used for most of the previous series, and they have been newly remastered. The DAT masters are of higher quality than cassette masters because the cassette is used as a mother tape and has been edited as a finished product. As a result, the works in this series, including the small pieces, are tightly organized in terms of development, even if they are performed over a long time.
This album contains a recording of a live performance at a school festival at Doushisha University in Kyoto in 1995, as well as a short recording of a rehearsal at a home in Tokyo. The performance was held in a classroom, and Akifumi Nakajima, known for his work with AUBE, recorded it on DAT. The take of the rehearsal is the same as the one recorded on the compilation "A Fault In The Nothing" released by Ash International in 1996. Bara, who was often involved in Merzbow's live performances during this period, participated in the performance with her voice and actions. The sound of moaning and howling emerges from the raging roar from time to time, bringing a change to the performance.
yorosz(aka Shuta Hiraki)
released October 18, 2021
Track 1 recorded live at Doushisha University, Kyoto, 27 November 1995.
Masami Akita- Noise Electronic
Original live recording by Akifumi Nakajima (R.I.P.)
Mixed at Munemihouse, Tokyo 2019.
Track 2 recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt, 1995.
Music by Masami Akita
All Remastered at Munemihouse,2019
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