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Merzbow (メルツバウ) is an experimental music project created in Tokyo in 1979 under the direction of musician Masami Akita (秋田昌美). Since 1979, Akita has formed two record labels and has contributed releases to numerous independent record labels. As well as being a prolific artist, he has also written a number of books and has been the editor of several magazines in Japan. He has written about a variety of subjects, mostly about art, avant-garde music and post-modern culture. His more renowned works have been on the topics of BDSM and fetish culture. Other artforms Akita has been interested in include directing and Butoh dance.

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 from various progressive rock artists such as Frank Zappa and King Crimson to Japanese bondage.

In 2000, Extreme Records released the 50 CD box set known as the Merzbox. From 2004 onwards, he has been a supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) which has influenced a number of animal-themed releases as well as Akita becoming vegan. Akita’s work has been the subject of several remix albums and at least one tribute album. Akita is a prolific musician and has produced over 200 releases since 1980. This, among other achievements, has helped Merzbow to be regarded as the “most important artist in noise music”.

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  • Smirnon

    merzbowwow yippee yo yippee yay where my dog at

    18 Apr 6:41pm Reply
  • mercyking

    >Unyuushinobu< Merzbow is one of ''godfathers of noise'')))

    16 Apr 11:07pm Reply
  • Unyuushinobu

    Merzbow is the most popular a harsh noise artist can get and he also has over 500 releases. that is why merzbow is ''godfather of noise''

    14 Apr 10:27pm Reply
  • Pflanzennamen

    merzka tumbri

    14 Apr 6:15pm Reply
  • Iheartokiohotel

    in a week's time, i shall finally witness the Merz in all his gurori

    7 Apr 11:17am Reply
  • Deaddesu

    Миниатюра DreamCats DreamCats пф, понятно всё с тобой.)

    6 Apr 10:23am Reply
  • DreamCats

    Deaddesu, мне не о чем с тобой говорить, позер убогий)

    5 Apr 9:25pm Reply
  • JavierGarciaCeb

    Ỏ̷͖͈̞̩͎̻̫̫̜͉̠̫͕̭̭̫̫̹̗̹͈̼̠̖͍͚̥͈̮̼͕̠̤̯̻̥̬̗̼̳̤̳̬̪̹͚̞̼̠͕̼̠̦͚̫͔̯̹͉͉̘͎͕̼̣̝͙̱̟̹̩̟̳̦̭͉̮̖̭̣̣̞̙̗̜̺̭̻̥͚͙̝̦̲̱͉͖͉̰̦͎̫̣̼͎͍̠̮͓̹̹͉̤̰̗̙͕͇͔̱͕̭͈̳̗̭͔̘̖̺̮̜̠͖̘͓̳͕̟̠̱̫̤͓͔̘̰̲͙͍͇̙͎̣̼̗̖͙̯͉̠̟͈͍͕̪͓̝̩̦̖̹̼̠̘̮͚̟͉̺̜͍͓̯̳̱̻͕̣̳͉̻̭̭̱͍̪̩̭̺͕̺̼̥̪͖̦̟͎̻̰ Ỏ̷͖͈̞̩͎̻̫̫̜͉̠̫͕̭̭̫̫̹̗̹͈̼̠̖͍͚̥͈̮̼͕̠̤̯̻̥̬̗̼̳̤̳̬̪̹͚̞̼̠͕̼̠̦͚̫͔̯̹͉͉̘͎͕̼̣̝͙̱̟̹̩̟̳̦̭͉̮̖̭̣̣̞̙̗̜̺̭̻̥͚͙̝̦̲̱͉͖͉̰̦͎̫̣̼͎͍̠̮͓̹̹͉̤̰̗̙͕͇͔̱͕̭͈̳̗̭͔̘̖̺̮̜̠͖̘͓̳͕̟̠̱̫̤͓͔̘̰̲͙͍͇̙͎̣̼̗̖͙̯͉̠̟͈͍͕̪͓̝̩̦̖̹̼̠̘̮͚̟͉̺̜͍͓̯̳̱̻͕̣̳͉̻̭̭̱͍̪̩̭̺͕̺̼̥̪͖̦̟͎̻̰ Ỏ̷͖͈̞̩͎̻̫̫̜͉̠̫͕̭̭̫̫̹̗̹͈̼̠̖͍͚̥͈̮̼͕̠̤̯̻̥̬̗̼̳̤̳̬̪̹͚̞̼̠͕̼̠̦͚̫͔̯̹͉͉̘͎͕̼̣̝͙̱̟̹̩̟̳̦̭͉̮̖̭̣̣̞̙̗̜̺̭̻̥͚͙̝̦̲̱͉͖͉̰̦͎̫̣̼͎͍̠̮͓̹̹͉̤̰̗̙͕͇͔̱͕̭͈̳̗̭͔̘̖̺̮̜̠͖̘͓̳͕̟̠̱̫̤͓͔̘̰̲͙͍͇̙͎̣̼̗̖͙̯͉̠̟͈͍͕̪͓̝̩̦̖̹̼̠̘̮͚̟͉̺̜͍͓̯̳̱̻͕̣̳͉̻̭̭̱͍̪̩̭̺͕̺̼̥̪͖̦̟͎̻̰ Ỏ̷͖͈̞̩͎̻̫̫̜͉̠̫͕̭̭̫̫̹̗̹͈̼̠̖͍͚̥͈̮̼͕̠̤̯̻̥̬̗̼̳̤̳̬̪̹͚̞̼̠͕̼̠̦͚̫͔̯̹͉͉̘͎͕̼̣̝͙̱̟̹̩̟̳̦̭͉̮̖̭̣̣̞̙̗̜̺̭̻̥͚͙̝̦̲̱͉͖͉̰̦͎̫̣̼͎͍̠̮͓̹̹͉̤̰̗̙͕͇͔̱͕̭͈̳̗̭͔̘̖̺̮̜̠͖̘͓̳͕̟̠̱̫̤͓͔̘̰̲͙͍͇̙͎̣̼̗̖͙̯͉̠̟͈͍͕̪͓̝̩̦̖̹̼̠̘̮͚̟͉̺̜͍͓̯̳̱̻͕̣̳͉̻̭̭̱͍̪̩̭̺͕̺̼̥̪͖̦̟͎̻̰ Ỏ̷͖͈̞̩͎̻̫̫̜͉̠̫͕̭̭̫̫̹̗̹͈̼̠̖͍͚̥͈̮̼͕̠̤̯̻̥̬̗̼̳̤̳̬̪̹͚̞̼̠͕̼̠̦͚̫͔̯̹͉͉̘͎͕̼̣̝͙̱̟̹̩̟̳̦̭͉̮̖̭̣̣̞̙̗̜̺̭̻̥͚͙̝̦̲̱͉͖͉̰̦͎̫̣̼͎͍̠̮͓̹̹͉̤̰̗̙͕͇͔̱͕̭͈̳̗̭͔̘̖̺̮̜̠͖̘͓̳͕̟̠̱

    5 Apr 7:55pm Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    My city is Vancouver.

    5 Apr 6:40pm Reply
  • Deaddesu

    DreamCats за фразами своими следи, волчок ты мокрый

    5 Apr 11:54am Reply
  • Pflanzennamen

    That Canadian city titled London that stands on river titled Thames. (I just had to put it somewhere)

    5 Apr 7:51am Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    Merzbow in my Canadian city, a day after my birthday. YES

    4 Apr 10:19pm Reply
  • DreamCats

    Deaddesu, иди в жопу, позер тупорылый!!! я нойз слушаю с 12 лет так-то, понял?

    4 Apr 11:19am Reply
  • Deaddesu

    >DreamCats ты очень крутой и уважаю твою музыкальную сущность, но не могу тебя добавить ты не слушаешь нойз извини пожалуйста

    3 Apr 5:49pm Reply
  • AlexanderDreams

    Люблю аниме и жопанойз. Добавляйтесь в друзья тож!!!!

    3 Apr 5:46pm Reply
  • Pflanzennamen

    lay in a bathtub with head fully and water opened and you may understand

    3 Apr 4:20pm Reply
  • DreamCats

    Deaddesu, +100500, братан!!! Обожаю Акиту Масами! Многие не понимают эту музыку(нойз)...я считаю, что она слишком тонкая, чтобы её воспринимало большинство людей!! А потом пишут тупизню в рупор мол ГОВНО НЕПОНЯТНОЕ...бесят такие дебилы блин...

    3 Apr 1:42pm Reply
  • Deaddesu

    привет всем, если вы такой же двинутный на МУЗЫКЕ как и я (обожаю музыку), то добавляйтесь в друзья!! буду всем рад!!! я люблю мерзбоу, merzbow, noise, punks (not dead) and more.

    31 Mar 7:30pm Reply
  • Hexoctahedron

    The godfather of noise deserves his title. Powerfully emotional, violently painful, and strangly ambient, Merzbow seems to be the master of the noise genre. Sure his stuff might sound pretty annoying at times, but if you imagine his music to be a form of vibrational, hypnotic, sonic energy then his music/noise seems to take a new meaning. When you are in the dominion of Merzbow he will rip out your skull and replace it with a porcupine, so take caution and open your minds. © Anonymous author from Discogs.Com

    31 Mar 1:27pm Reply
  • Pflanzennamen

    machine

    28 Mar 4:26pm Reply
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