History Music / Merzbow

3rd Jun '16 10:27:42 AM CassandraLeo
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** LighterAndSofter: A portion of this work is this to the rest of his work. He's done occasional ambient works, which are basically a 1 or 2 compared to his usual 11+ on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness. His collaborations with other artists could also be considered to qualify; he still does his usual harsh noise thing, but since it's as backing to work with more musical qualities it's still more accessible, making it usually reside in the 6-9 range. Finally, live, while still mind-fuckingly loud, he's not quite as harsh as he is in the studio. His collaborations with Music/{{Boris}} may be a nice place to start with him for people who are afraid of tackling his other works; these works generally run the gamut from 1-9 or so on the aforementioned MohsScale (most of "Headronefish" and the intro/outro to "Sun Baked Snow Cave" are both 1, for example).

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** LighterAndSofter: A portion of this work is this to the rest of his work. He's done occasional ambient works, which are basically a 1 or 2 compared to his usual 11+ on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness. His collaborations with other artists could also be considered to qualify; he still does his usual harsh noise thing, but since it's as backing to work underpinned by works with more traditional musical qualities it's still more accessible, making it usually reside in the 6-9 range. Finally, live, while still mind-fuckingly loud, he's not quite as harsh as he is in the studio. His collaborations with Music/{{Boris}} may be a nice place to start with him for people who are afraid of tackling his other more typical works; these works generally run the gamut from 1-9 or so on the aforementioned MohsScale (most of "Headronefish" and the intro/outro to "Sun Baked Snow Cave" are both 1, for example).
3rd Jun '16 10:26:33 AM CassandraLeo
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** LighterAndSofter: A portion of this work is this to the rest of his work. He's done occasional ambient works, which are basically a 1 or 2 compared to his usual 11+ on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness. His collaborations with other artists could also be considered to qualify; he still does his usual harsh noise thing, but since it's as backing to work with more musical qualities it's still more accessible, making it usually reside in the 6-9 range. Finally, live, while still mind-fuckingly loud, he's not quite as harsh as he is in the studio. His collaborations with Music/{{Boris}} may be a nice place to start with him for people who are afraid of tackling his other works; these works generally run the gamut from 1-9 or so on the aforementioned MohsScale (most of "Headronefish" and the intro/outro to "Sun Baked Snow Cave" are both 1, for example).
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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