MERZBOW - METALVELODROME (4CD BOX)

MERZBOW - METALVELODROME (4CD BOX)

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Label: URASHIMA

Release date: 26/07/2019

Barcode: 2090504828567

Catalog no.: USHI0000010

Item ID: 482856

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 the 1990s, Merzbow had a significant underground reputation for creating harsh and power electronics album. 'Metalvelodrome' was originally released in 1993 by the fabulous Japanese label Alchemy as a four CD box. Limited to 500 copies reissue in wooden box.

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