Dirtier Promotions

Merzbow Releases New Album on "Compact Vinyl"


Legendary noise musician Merzbow has released a new album via Dirtier Promotions entitled Hyakki Echo. Merzbow has been releasing some of his albums through the label since the 90s, including Wildwood II from earlier this year. Hyakki Echo is getting released on what the label calls "compact vinyl", a hybrid vinyl/CD. The vinyl side features a three minute piece while the CD side features four tracks that span 53 minutes. As a note, listeners are warned not to play the CD on a traditional "slot-in" CD player. You can order the album from the label (UK), Forced Exposure (US), or at Boomkat (UK). You can also hear samples of the album at the Boomkat page.

Hyakki Echo tracklist:

A. Amadare Guitar
B1. Hyakki Echo Part 1
B2. Hyakki Echo Part 2
B3. Hyakki Echo Part 3
B4. Hyakki Echo Part 4