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Masami Akita

Masami Akita

Real/full name:
Masami Akita
58 (born Dec 19th, 1956)
Place of origin:
Japan (Tokyo)


Merzbow (メルツバウ Merutsubau?) is the main recording name of the Japanese noise musician Masami Akita (秋田 昌美 Akita Masami).
Since 1979 he has released in excess of 350 recordings.

The name "Merzbow" comes from German artist Kurt Schwitters' artwork, "Merzbau”. This was chosen to reflect Akita's dada influence and junk art aesthetic. In addition to this, Akita has cited a wide range of influences ...


Everything (1979-present)


As Merzbow:

Flying Testicle





As Merzbow:

2002 Heavy Rocks Noise (track 7)
2002 Boris with Merzbow - Megatone Laptop
2005 Boris with Merzbow - 04092001 (Live album) Laptop
2005 Boris with Merzbow - Sun Baked Snow Cave Laptop
2007 Walrus & Groon (EP) Laptop
2007 Boris with Merzbow - Rock Dream (Live album) Synthesizer, Laptop, Effects, Handmade Instruments
2011 Boris with Merzbow - Klatter Synthesizer, Effect Pedals, Laptop


As Merzbow:

2000 Conquest: Writhe Laptop

Cripple Bastards

As Merzbow:

2008 Variante alla morte Noise (on "Inferno nel Ghetto")

Discordance Axis

1997 Necropolitan (EP) Noise
2001 Merzbow vs The Inalienable Dreamless (Single) Remixer (as "Merzbow")

Gore Beyond Necropsy

As MA:

1995 Rectal Grinder EP (EP) Electronics, Effects
1997 Rectal Anarchy Electronics, Guitars

House of Low Culture

As Merzbow:

2011 Lou Lou... In Tokyo (Split) Electronics, Laptop


2009 Chicken Switch Remixing


As Merzbow:

2008 ...and the Devil Makes Three Noises, Computer, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitars, Effects

Sunn O)))

As Merzbow:

2002 Flight of the Behemoth Drum programming and vocals (track 5), Noise on Japanese Edition bonus tracks
2004 Cro-Monolithic Remixes for an Iron Age (EP) Laptop

Gore Beyond Necropsy

1995 Rectal Grinder EP (EP) Producer, Mixing


2008 ...and the Devil Makes Three Recording, Mixing, Producer

Sunn O)))

2002 Flight of the Behemoth Mixing (Tracks 3-4)


2003 1993-2003: 1st Decade in the Machines (Compilation) Remixing (as "Merzbow")
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Added on: 2011-04-16 20:50:08 Last modified on: 2015-04-21 09:06:21
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