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Merzbow, Scum

Scissors for Cutting Merzbow (3LP + 2CD)

Label: Menstrualrecordings

Format: 3LP + 2CD

Genre: Noise

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Limited edition of 200 copies. First ever official vinyl re-issue of this classic 1988 Masami Akita side project. Originally published on LP in 1989 by Masami Akita own label ZSF Produkt. Re-issued in an expanded version on CD as part of the Merzbow in the year 2000. This re-issue includes the expanded version on 3 LP and also on 2 CD. Remastered from original tape. In an interview with Arthur Potter, Akita explained that the album "is an attempt to cut up and mix all of the Merzbow sounds I've done" and that SCUM "is an experiment in changing the context of our own music to create new forms. It's like the disposal of Merzbow into the air."

[By disposal] I mean the ongoing process of production. Nothing is really destroyed or disappears, as recycling is part of production. It's a natural and necessary part of post-capitalism. There should be no illusion of only production, as was the case with early industrialization. Present re-production systems point in the direction of a future hyper-dimension of physics. We no longer use a dialectical approach in our disposal/recycling system, only a forward movement to the reproduction of re-production.
(Masami Akita)
Cat. number: LH98
Year: 2018
Limited edition of 200 copies. This re-issue includes the expanded version on 3 LP and also on 2 CD. Recorded at Various Studio and Home. Mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo, Dec 1988. Re-Mastered from Original Cassettes at ZSF Produkt, 1997 for '[r=100630]'. Re-Re-Mastered from Original DAT at Munemihouse, Tokyo 2015. Originally Released as Double LP (ZSF MZ 007/8) on ZSF PRODUKT in 1989. Also Released as part of CD of 'Merzbox' (Extreme, Australian) in 1999. © MERZBOW 2018 ℗ MENSTRUALRECORDINGS 2018.