History Music / Merzbow

18th Dec '15 10:03:53 AM CassandraLeo
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* EpicRocking: For a certain definition of "rocking". His songs can get very long, with some being over an hour.
12th Dec '15 6:50:16 PM CassandraLeo
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* ScareChord: Most of his work contains copious amounts of these, for a certain definition of "chord".
6th Dec '15 1:18:20 PM CassandraLeo
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* SiameseTwinSongs: On some of his releases, as much as they can even be considered "songs". ''Pulse Demon'' is basically a solid wall of noise with track divisions inserted more or less arbitrarily.
6th Dec '15 1:17:03 PM CassandraLeo
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** In a rather extreme example of [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagging]] this trope, he has not just produced some of the clearest albums on record, but he has also recorded the ''two most horribly brickwalled'' albums ever produced: ''Pulse Demon'' and ''Venereology'', the latter having a dynamic range of '''''zero''''', gain values in ''the negative twenties'' and containing the loudest track ever put to compact disc: "I Lead You Towards Glorious Times".

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** In a rather extreme example of [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagging]] this trope, he has not just produced some of the clearest albums on record, but he has also recorded the ''two most horribly brickwalled'' albums ever produced: ''Pulse Demon'' and ''Venereology'', the latter having a both of which have dynamic range ranges of '''''zero''''', '''''zero''''' and gain values in ''the negative twenties'' and containing twenties''. The latter of these also contains the loudest track ever put to compact disc: "I Lead You Towards Glorious Times".
6th Dec '15 11:25:48 AM CassandraLeo
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** Some of his other albums are still fairly loud, having dynamic range values of four or thereabouts. It is highly doubtful whether anyone will ever make a louder album than ''Venereology'', though.
20th Jul '15 6:05:59 PM BronsonRay
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: A lot of his works, ever since the early 2000s, have had 'limited' or 'deluxe' versions available to purchase at [[CrackIsCheaper quite]] a high price, and [[NoExportForYou run of most likely a thousand (or hundred) copies]]. It starts out simple; extra discs containing mixed material, vinyl stickers and maybe postcards/collages of his. But then you get to the absurd stuff including hand-cast metal medallions (Merzbient) and ''swiss army knives'' (Kibako). Most likely they are packaged in either tote bags or elaborate boxes which can be plastic, wooden or even bamboo.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: A lot of his works, ever since the early 2000s, have had 'limited' or 'deluxe' versions available to purchase at [[CrackIsCheaper quite]] a high price, and a production run of [[NoExportForYou run of most likely a thousand (or hundred) copies]]. It starts out simple; extra discs containing mixed material, vinyl stickers and maybe postcards/collages of his. But then you get to the absurd stuff including hand-cast metal medallions (Merzbient) and ''swiss army knives'' (Kibako). Most likely they are packaged in either tote bags or elaborate boxes which can be plastic, wooden or even bamboo.
20th Jul '15 6:05:26 PM BronsonRay
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: A lot of his works, since the early 2000s, have had 'limited' or 'deluxe' versions available to purchase (at most likely a [[CrackIsCheaper high price]], and [[NoExportForYou run of a thousand (or hundred) copies]]. It starts out simple; extra discs containing mixed material, vinyl stickers and maybe postcards/collages of his. But then you get to the absurd stuff including hand-cast metal medallions (Merzbient) and ''swiss army knives'' (Kibako). Most likely they are packaged in either tote bags or elaborate boxes which can be plastic, wooden or even bamboo.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: A lot of his works, ever since the early 2000s, have had 'limited' or 'deluxe' versions available to purchase (at most likely a at [[CrackIsCheaper quite]] a high price]], price, and [[NoExportForYou run of most likely a thousand (or hundred) copies]]. It starts out simple; extra discs containing mixed material, vinyl stickers and maybe postcards/collages of his. But then you get to the absurd stuff including hand-cast metal medallions (Merzbient) and ''swiss army knives'' (Kibako). Most likely they are packaged in either tote bags or elaborate boxes which can be plastic, wooden or even bamboo.
20th Jul '15 6:03:59 PM BronsonRay
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20th Jul '15 6:02:03 PM BronsonRay
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: A lot of his works, since the early 2000s, have had 'limited' or 'deluxe' versions available to purchase (at most likely a [[CrackIsCheaper high price]], and [[NoExportForYou run of a thousand (or hundred) copies]]. It starts out simple; extra discs containing mixed material, vinyl stickers and maybe postcards/collages of his. But then you get to the absurd stuff including hand-cast metal medallions (Merzbient) and ''swiss army knives'' (Kibako). Most likely they are packaged in either tote bags or elaborate boxes which can be plastic, wooden or even bamboo.
**Not that it's not counting some ''regular'' editions; the [[CompilationRerelease Merzbox]] has '''''eighteen''''' other physical items that aren't in the '''fifty'''-disc box set [[note]]If you were wondering; a poster, 6 stickers and round cards, a biography/essay collection hardbook, two CD-ROMs (one being an interactive multimedia disc, and the other being a catalog/press kit of sorts), a medallion, and a shirt.[[/note]]
8th Mar '15 5:18:12 AM LongLiveHumour
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He later attended Tamagawa University to study fine art, at which he majored in painting and art theory. During this time, he developed an interest in {{Dada}}, {{Postmodernism}} and {{surrealism}}, eventually learning about Kurt Schwitters' ''Merz'', or art made from rubbish, including the installation "Merzbau", which became the source of his stage name.

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He later attended Tamagawa University to study fine art, at which he majored in painting and art theory. During this time, he developed an interest in {{Dada}}, UsefulNotes/{{Dada}}, {{Postmodernism}} and {{surrealism}}, eventually learning about Kurt Schwitters' ''Merz'', or art made from rubbish, including the installation "Merzbau", which became the source of his stage name.
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