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Merzbow (Masami Akita)

Merzbow (Masami Akita)
Country
Japan
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Masami Akita, better known by his stage name Merzbow, is a Japanese noise musician. Since 1979, he has released over 350 recordings. The name "Merzbow" comes from German artist Kurt Schwitters' artwork, "Merzbau."
Website
http://merzbow.net
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Releases on file (22)
Merzbow / Mats Gustafsson / Balázs Pándi — Cuts Open Merzbow / Mats Gustafsson / Balázs Pándi — Cuts Open
(RareNoise RNR122, 2020, CD / DL)
Keiji Haino / Merzbow / Balázs Pándi  — Become the Discovered, Not the Discoverer Keiji Haino / Merzbow / Balázs Pándi — Become the Discovered, Not the Discoverer
(RareNoise RNR111, 2019, CD / DL)
Merzbow / Balázs Pándi / Mats Gustafsson / Thurston Moore — Cuts Up Cuts Out Merzbow / Balázs Pándi / Mats Gustafsson / Thurston Moore — Cuts Up Cuts Out
(RareNoise RNR092, 2018, LP)
Gaudi — Magnetic Gaudi — Magnetic
(RareNoise RNR080, 2017, CD)
Richard Pinhas — Reverse Richard Pinhas — Reverse
(Bureau B BB249, 2017, CD)
Gaudi — 30Hz Dub Prelude / Electronic Impromptu in E-flat Minor Gaudi — 30Hz Dub Prelude / Electronic Impromptu in E-flat Minor
(RareNoise RNR066LP, 2016, 10")
Merzbow — Hatobana Merzbow — Hatobana
(Rustblade RBLCD055, 2016, 2CD)
Masami Akita / Eiko Ishibashi — Kouen Kyoudai Masami Akita / Eiko Ishibashi — Kouen Kyoudai
(eMEGO216, 2016, LP / DL)
Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida / Masami Akita — Process and Reality Richard Pinhas / Tatsuya Yoshida / Masami Akita — Process and Reality
(Cuneiform Rune 432, 2016, CD)
Merzbow / Keiji Haino / Balázs Pándi — An Untroublesome Defencelessness Merzbow / Keiji Haino / Balázs Pándi — An Untroublesome Defencelessness
(RareNoise RNR061, 2016, CD)
Cuts — Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper Cuts — Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper
(RareNoise RNR052, 2015, 2CD)
Various Artists — Ode to Marco Veronesi Various Artists — Ode to Marco Veronesi
(ADN AgDuNu 001, 2015, CD)
Richard Pinhas / Oren Ambarchi — Tikkun Richard Pinhas / Oren Ambarchi — Tikkun
(Cuneiform Rune 388-389, 2014, CD+DVD)
Merzbow & Oren Ambarchi — Cat's Squirrel Merzbow & Oren Ambarchi — Cat's Squirrel
(Black Truffle BT08, 2013, CD)
Merzbow / Pándi / Gustafsson — Cuts Merzbow / Pándi / Gustafsson — Cuts
(RareNoise RNR030, 2013, CD)
Boris with Merzbow — Klatter Boris with Merzbow — Klatter
(Daymare Recordings DYMV997, 2011, LP)
Akita / Gustafsson / O'Rourke — One Bird Two Bird Akita / Gustafsson / O'Rourke — One Bird Two Bird
(DeMEGO 016, 2011, LP)
Richard Pinhas & Merzbow — Rhizome Richard Pinhas & Merzbow — Rhizome
(Cuneiform Rune 328, 2011, CD / DL)
Richard Pinhas — Metal / Crystal Richard Pinhas — Metal / Crystal
(Cuneiform Rune 308/309, 2010, 2CD)
Richard Pinhas and Merzbow — Keio Line Richard Pinhas and Merzbow — Keio Line
(Cuneiform Rune 278/279, 2008, 2CD)
Merzbow / Carlos Giffoni / Jim O'Rourke — Electric Dress Merzbow / Carlos Giffoni / Jim O'Rourke — Electric Dress
(No Fun Productions NFP-15, 2007, CD)
Jamie Saft / Merzbow — Merzdub Jamie Saft / Merzbow — Merzdub
(Caminante 003, 2006, CD)

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