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Metalvelodrome - excerpt 1
Metalvelodrome - excerpt 2
Metalvelodrome - excerpt 3
Metalvelodrome - excerpt 4

Merzbow

Metalvelodrome (4xCD Wooden Box)

Label: Urashima

Format: 4xCD Wooden Box

Genre: Noise

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€39.90
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**500 copies** Merzbow stands as the most important artist in noise music. The moniker of Japanese artist Masami Akita was born in Tokyo in 1979. Inspired by dadaism and surrealism, Akita took the name for his project from German artist Kurt Schwitters's pre-war architectural assemblage The Cathedral of Erotic Misery or Merzbau. Just as Schwitters attacked the entrenched artistic traditions of his time with his revolutionary avant-garde collages, so too would Akita challenge the contemporary concept of what is called music. Merzbow would draw further influence from the futurist movement. Not only would he embrace the futurists' love of technology and the machine civilization, he would push their fondness for noise to the very boundaries of the extreme. Working in his home, he quickly gained notoriety as a purveyor of a musical genre composed solely of pure, unadulterated noise. By 1990’s, Merzbow had a significant underground reputation for creating harsh and power electronics album. Metalvelodrome was released in 1993 by the fabulous Japanese label Alchemy as a four CDs box.

The tracks fall right in-between the atmosphere of Merzbow's early 90's work and his more hyper-aggressive mid 90's power electronics work and it's a charming mix, presenting the listener with some of the best elements from each phase of his evolution. Along with Noisembryo, Venereology and Pulse Demon, it represents the top of the immense artist’s production. All tracks performed using cheap electronics and junk, no use for synthesizer and midi sampler. Remastered and revised at Munemihouse in 2019 by Masami Akita, this new version omits the two live tracks originally included in the first edition, but adds four bonus tracks. This reissue comes in awesome silver wooden box with laser engraving of the original artwork cover on front (and inside) and the Urashima logo on back. Each CD inside the wooden box comes housed in a cardboard wallet with new artwork by Masami Akita plus foldable and individually numbered certificate in 500 copies.

Details
Cat. number: USHI 010
Year: 2019

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