Merzbow - Sondz

Overview

Merzbow (メルツバウ, Merutsubau) is a Japanese noise project started in 1979 by Masami Akita (秋田 昌美, Akita Masami). Merzbow is best known for a style of harsh, confrontational noise. Since 1980, Akita has released over 400 recordings and has collaborated with various artists.

The name Merzbow comes from the German dada artist Kurt Schwitters' artwork Merzbau, in which Schwitters transformed the interior of his house using found objects. The name was chosen to reflect Akita's dada influence and junk art aesthetic. In addition to this, Akita has cited a wide range of musical influences from progressive rock, heavy metal, free jazz, and early electronic music to non-musical influences like dadaism, surrealism, and fetish cul...


Discography

YearTitle
Flare Blues2021Flare Blues
Bit Blues2021Bit Blues
Sugamo Flower2021Sugamo Flower
雲の絶対値 Kumo no Zettaichi2021雲の絶対値 Kumo no Zettaichi
Insect 8012021Insect 801
Triwave Pagoda2021Triwave Pagoda
Groon Lesson2021Groon Lesson
Pi-Eggplant2021Pi-Eggplant
Arijigoku (test mix)2021Arijigoku (test mix)
Red Brick2021Red Brick

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Takeshi
TakeshiVocalBass guitarGuitarLead vocalsElectric guitarEbow
Atsuo
AtsuoEffectsGongPercussionElectronic instrumentsVocalDrums (drum set)Background vocalsTambourine
Wata
WataEffectsGuitarVocalElectric guitarEbow
Jamie Saft
Jamie SaftArrangerVocalEffectsBassGuitarOrganSynthesizerMembranophoneMixProducer
Balázs Pándi
Balázs PándiDrums (drum set)PercussionCredit
Boris
BorisCreditProducer
FangsAnalSatan
FangsAnalSatanMixProducerRecording
Richard Pinhas
Richard PinhasElectric guitarElectronic instrumentsCreditEffectsGuitarMix (assistant)PerformerProducer
東玲子
東玲子SynthesizerOther instrumentsOther vocalsEffectsCreditBassPercussionPerformerElectronic instrumentsTheremin
KK Null
KK NullGuitarPercussionCreditOther vocalsEffectsOther instrumentsVocalElectronic instruments