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.
As the title suggests, this is piece collection of many short tracks. Including tracks from compilations of the time and unreleased material. "Phillo-Jazz Grind" is a integrated track of separate tracks originally named "Phillo Jazz pt3-pt5".
The second disc of "Metalvelodrome" is also piece collection, suggesting that he had many opportunities to make small pieces for 7" and compilations during this period. Several tracks, such as the first track "G-Rider," which samples Suicide's "Ghost Rider" and adds a layer of destructive noise to it, incorporate samples of existing songs and instruments into the performance, creating a catabolic effect in the distorted bursts of noise.
yorosz(aka Shuta Hiraki)
released October 18, 2021
All Music by Masami Akita
1-6 Recorded & Mixed at ZSF Produkt 1994
7&8 Recorded & Mixed at ZSF Produkt 1995
Re-Mastered at Munemihouse, 2019.
Yasuyuki Nakamura (slowdown records) : A&R
Culled from unreleased recordings from her recent "Light Sleep" and "Voice Hardcore" releases, Hiromi Moritani's latest showcases the softer, less harrowing side of Phew’s sound Bandcamp Album of the Day Sep 2, 2020