Stream New Merzbow Album 'MONOAkuma'

Stream New Merzbow Album 'MONOAkuma'

Merzbow has a new album coming out on Room40 this week entitled MONOAkuma, and you can listen to an advance stream of the album at The Wire’s website here. The album was recorded in 2012 at Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art and the release marks the 40th anniversary of Merzbow’s career. Of the performance, Room40 owner Lawrence English remarked that it was “one of the most memorable and euphoric” that he played role in. “As people walked out of the room, many described a sense of disorientation, like they had been overcome by some psychedelic experience.”

The album is comprised of a single 50-minute track. You can preorder the CD or digital album on Room40’s Bandcamp page here.

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