Label: TOUR DE BRAS
Recordings from Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. Kiyoshi was a member of Merzbow in the 80's and has made solo works since 1989, though main man Masami Akita has been the backbone of the band since 1979. These recordings are mainly from the '87-'89 era, but some of the earliest recordings were released in 1979. The first Merzbow tour abroad was in 1988 in Russia, featuring Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. The second was in Europe (Holland, Germany, and France) in 1989 where Kiyoshi also joined some shows. During this period they were very active in duo sessions at local studios and made numerous recordings. Some of them were used as raw materials for Merzbow (solo works of Masami Akita) albums like S.C.U.M. (1989) but these original sessions had never been released until now. These recordings are also mirror works of solo recordings like Ecobondage ('87), Enclosure ('88), and Storage ('88).
Cat. number: Tourette 032