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About Merzbow

Almost as prolific as Om Kalsoum and more dissonant than an avalanche of windowpanes, Masami Akita's Merzbow has become the most well-known name in Japanese Noise. Moving beyond Lou Reed's groundbreaking Metal Machine Music and Whitehouse's Euro-aggression, he creates lightening storms of sound with incredible complexity. He looks to sources like Free Jazz for inspiration for his patently "free" sounds. Couching his music in the extreme eros of S&M and B&D imagery, he directs listening to a visceral level, where being a docile receptacle for sound is no longer possible. Merzbow must be listened to actively. Perhaps defensively.

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Listen toMerzbowon Rhapsody

Almost as prolific as Om Kalsoum and more dissonant than an avalanche of windowpanes, Masami Akita's Merzbow has become the most well-known name in Japanese Noise. Moving beyond Lou Reed's groundbreaking Metal Machine Music and Whitehouse's Euro-aggression, he creates lightening storms of sound with incredible complexity. He looks to sources like Free Jazz for inspiration for his patently "free" sounds. Couching his music in the extreme eros of S&M and B&D imagery, he directs listening to a visceral level, where being a docile receptacle for sound is no longer possible. Merzbow must be listened to actively. Perhaps defensively.

About Merzbow

Almost as prolific as Om Kalsoum and more dissonant than an avalanche of windowpanes, Masami Akita's Merzbow has become the most well-known name in Japanese Noise. Moving beyond Lou Reed's groundbreaking Metal Machine Music and Whitehouse's Euro-aggression, he creates lightening storms of sound with incredible complexity. He looks to sources like Free Jazz for inspiration for his patently "free" sounds. Couching his music in the extreme eros of S&M and B&D imagery, he directs listening to a visceral level, where being a docile receptacle for sound is no longer possible. Merzbow must be listened to actively. Perhaps defensively.

About Merzbow

Almost as prolific as Om Kalsoum and more dissonant than an avalanche of windowpanes, Masami Akita's Merzbow has become the most well-known name in Japanese Noise. Moving beyond Lou Reed's groundbreaking Metal Machine Music and Whitehouse's Euro-aggression, he creates lightening storms of sound with incredible complexity. He looks to sources like Free Jazz for inspiration for his patently "free" sounds. Couching his music in the extreme eros of S&M and B&D imagery, he directs listening to a visceral level, where being a docile receptacle for sound is no longer possible. Merzbow must be listened to actively. Perhaps defensively.