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Telecom Live

by Merzbow

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a 15:16
b 15:28
c 17:52


This is the sixth and final work in the first series of an archive project to compile, in chronological order, the unpublished and unedited recordings in the collection of Masami Akita, aka Merzbow. The first series is a selection of cassette tape recordings from 1979 to 1981. It will be released over six CDs. These are all studio live session recordings from the early Merzbow period by Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani, and although they have been edited and recycled as material for other works, this is the first time they have been released in their original form. In this sense, this recording series can be called a disclosure of self-archives and self-materials.

The recording of this album was made in 1981. In this work, the noise of the "Merzbow of noise music" is finally/already sounding. The "performance" (or traces of it) melts into intense noise and sound collage, and the acoustic space that is typical of Merzbow's music explodes as if a mass of sound is expanding. All three tracks were remastered in November 2017. Let me assure you. This is a historical sounds.

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released May 29, 2021

Recorded Live at Telecom Music Studio, Higashi Nakano, Tokyo in 1981
Re-Mastered from Original Cassette Tape on Nov 2017 at Munemihouse, Tokyo
Masami Akita : Tapes, Radio, Organ, Guitar etc
Kiyoshi Mizutani : Organ, Violin etc
Yasuyuki Nakamura (slowdown records) : A&R


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