MERZBOW ~ BARRACK BAROQUE

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Masami Akita
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or081
Date of Publication: 27 May 2024

Price: 300 euro
Presale accepted. Contact Astres d’Or

Merzbow is a Vegan /Straight Edge Noise project of Masami Akita.

Born in 1956 in Tokyo. Akita studied painting and art theory at the Art Section of the Tamagawa University in Tokyo. While at university, he became interested in the ideas of dada and surrealism. He played in several rock improvisation bands in the late 1970s but he gradually withdrew himself from the rock scene and began experimenting in his basement with broken tape recorders and feedback before founding his own noise music and starting a project Merzbow in 1981. He has recorded over 400 albums and performed concert/sound installations throughout the world. He also played at contemporary art events such as Westbunt Biennale in Shanghai (2013), Yokohama Triennale (2001), Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2004) among many others.

Merzbow – Barrack Baroque (A side excerpt)
Merzbow – Barrack Baroque (B side excerpt)

Artwork description:
Colour collage, consisting of hand cut images arranged in a live action on the scanning window of a printing machine. Printed on torn pages of Japanese 1920’s architecture book.
Backside holds a stamp with text ‘MERZBOW Lowest Music & Art’
Size 18,5-26 cm

The artwork was specially made by Masami Akita for Astres d’Or.
This is the first time, original artwork of Masami Akita can be acquired.