Merzbow - Cretin Merz

This is from the other end of the Slowdown spectrum. The original tape material is from 1980 when Merzbow were Masami Akita and Kiyoshi Mizutani. It was remastered (and reworked?) by the former in 2017. The cover gives you a clue to the source material that is chopped up and rinsed out ... but I swear that I hear the twin guitars of Sonic Youth in there. Mind you Masami Akita is more than capable of creating aural miracles, so who knows?

CD released on スローダウンRECORDS in 2018.

Cretin Merz


Anonymous,  26 August 2020 at 06:42  


Lawren 29 August 2020 at 16:04  

How many tapes do you have from Merzbow? :)

badgerstump 29 August 2020 at 18:54  

in terms of releases, it's way over 300 and closer to 400 ... not counted them for a few years