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Old 11.03.2018, 03:52 PM   #41
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It was sheer brilliance when released back in 1996 and it still holds up well today! I’m curious, are you listening via phone / computer speakers because it’s a completely different beast through a stereo system?

If looking to start a physical Merzbow collection, I recommend buying used CD’s.

I listened to the first two tracks on my speaker system, then realised I'd get some very odd looks if my parents came down this end of the house and switched to headphones.
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I was literally ill after I first heard Akasha Gulva. I'm absolutely serious. I was ready to throw up. I had to learn to embrace the noise. I had to train my brain. And when I was fully ready, it was fucking glorious.
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Old 11.19.2018, 06:26 AM   #43
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Soooooo......what’s the oddest sounding “music/noise” you would leave on when your parents ventured down to your end of the house?

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Soooooo......what’s the oddest sounding “music/noise” you would leave on when your parents ventured down to your end of the house?

Probably Autechre at their most 'we're just making bleeps with no rhyme or reason' moments. At least then it still seems like it's coming out of a working speaker system.
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Old 02.23.2019, 11:11 PM   #45
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Has anyone been listening to Merzcast?
Greh Holger is the host and will have members of different bands as a co-host.
In the first episode the host proclaimed Nine Inch Nails were their gateway to Merzbow???


Episode 1. Tauromachine 40:00
Episode 2. Green Wheels 47:48
Episode 3. Hybrid Noisebloom 26:37
Episode 4. Storage 30:41
Episode 5. Venereology 44:00
Episode 6. Cloud Clock OO Grand 32:44
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Old 02.24.2019, 05:13 PM   #46
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The guy from Hive Mind got into Merzbow through Nine Inch Nails?!?!?

Thanks for posting will check out the podcast
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Old 03.13.2019, 01:53 PM   #47
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Old 04.13.2019, 04:05 AM   #49
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I’ve really enjoyed the Venereology discussion!

Merzbow live, Crash Worship, MerzbowTumblr and the collection of noise show flyers, the THANK YOU / Greetings list that led many to RRRecords.
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Yeah this podcast is great, I'm looking forward to seeing who else guests in the future. The recent episode with Russell Haswell was very interesting.
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There's another Merzbow podcast!

Two people go through the merzbox, one disc per episode

https://immerzbox.libsyn.com
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There's another Merzbow podcast!

Two people go through the merzbox, one disc per episode

https://immerzbox.libsyn.com

Fuck, yes.

i still adore my Merzbox.
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Now I have a podcast to listen to!!

Last night, I was listening to the Australian-based podcast, The Antidote, and they mentioned that the Merzcast had gone on hiatus.

Why?

Merzcast started a patreon account for those who wanted to support the endeavor......because podcast cost money???

They explained Masami Akita became aware of the podcast and stated, “everyone is trying to make money off me.” They also said Akita’s wife has become “religious” and is trying to distance Masami from his earlier PORN related releases.

After the short hiatus, Merzcast is now: Noiseextra......where they discuss noise in general.
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I listened to the first Episode of Noisextra: MASONNA - Sonic Devil. In the broadcast, they explain that
Merzcast was Season One and Noisextra is the begging of Season Two. The goal of Noisextra is to document the history of noise.

I’m most excited to give Episode Two: Richard Ramirez’ - Memorial a listen. Richard Ramirez is the founding member of, Black Leather Jesus. Originally based in Houston, Richard and his partner now reside in Pittsburgh.
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Immerzbox is available on iTunes.

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There was a Merzcast episode with GX Jupiter Larson, he brought up some anecdotes about how obsessed with porn Merzbow was back in the day, and stuff related to that. Merzbow found out and had a hissy fit and there was internet beef for a few days between Merzbow and the podcast. They recorded a special episode about the beef but it got taken down before i heard it, apparently the guys were quite upset. The GX episode got taken down too, i probably have it saved somewhere if anyone would like to hear it...
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weird that someone will get upset about that. It's not like pornography and power electronics, especially in the early days, weren't basically hand-in-hand as part of the general aesthetic.
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yeah but that’s implying that merzbow is a part of power electronics which is a little reductive, always thought that merz/the japanese axis of noise is about elevating the subaltern/transgressive rather than employing its iconography for some transgression point scoring. Akita’s definitely misguided in going off like this but I think this^ is probably his perspective, he was employing imagery as a reflection of his sound rather than an accessory? so not fetishistic/performative in the way that PE is, much more genuine/personal. also just a cultural thing I suppose, he probably interpreted it as a public shaming. and even if they claim they’re not, through using a legitimate platform they’re positioning themselves as *the* narrative on his work and that naturally is going to freak out any artist, having someone else establish the terms on which others will engage with your work.
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yeah but that’s implying that merzbow is a part of power electronics which is a little reductive, always thought that merz/the japanese axis of noise is about elevating the subaltern/transgressive rather than employing its iconography for some transgression point scoring. Akita’s definitely misguided in going off like this but I think this^ is probably his perspective, he was employing imagery as a reflection of his sound rather than an accessory? so not fetishistic/performative in the way that PE is, much more genuine/personal. also just a cultural thing I suppose, he probably interpreted it as a public shaming. and even if they claim they’re not, through using a legitimate platform they’re positioning themselves as *the* narrative on his work and that naturally is going to freak out any artist, having someone else establish the terms on which others will engage with your work.

Have you heard the episode in question? GXJL was just recounting anecdotes about the old days, there was no framing of narratives going on. Apparently Merzbow hadn't heard the episode either he just flipped out when told about it and said he was cancelling reissues of Merzbow and Haters stuff.
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