History Music / Merzbow

17th Nov '17 3:29:31 PM wootzits
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** HarshNoise: He is the TropeCodifier and [[Pantheon/{{Music}} god.]]

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** HarshNoise: He is the TropeCodifier and [[Pantheon/{{Music}} god.]]TropeCodifier.
3rd Nov '17 4:18:33 PM dlchen145
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Masami Akita, better known as Merzbow, is a Japanese ElectronicMusic artist and composer, as well as a book writer and editor for various publications.

He was born in Tokyo in 1956. During his youth, he listened to psychedelic rock, progressive rock and free jazz, all of which influenced his musical style. He has been the drummer for various rock bands during his high school years, but began his musical career as an experimental rock artist with his high school friend Kiyoshi Mizutani.

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Masami Akita, Akita (born December 19, 1956), better known as Merzbow, is a Japanese ElectronicMusic artist and composer, as well as a book writer and editor for various publications.

He was born in Tokyo in 1956. During his youth, he listened to psychedelic rock, progressive rock and free jazz, all of which influenced his musical style. He has been the drummer for various rock bands during his high school years, but began his musical career as an experimental rock artist with his high school friend Kiyoshi Mizutani.
2nd Jul '17 11:43:58 AM nombretomado
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TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merzbow_discography has a comprehensive list of his known works]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merzbow_discography has a comprehensive list of his known works]].
7th Jan '17 6:01:31 PM SinNanna
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* DreamTeam: Often collaborates with other artists, with Music/{{Boris}}, Music/SunnO, Xiu Xiu, and Full of Hell being notable examples.
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".
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