Monday, May 28, 2007

Merzbow - Houjoue 6xCD (2006)


An epic 6CD recording of mostly tame and mellow music and sounds by the Japanese master. Merzbow's theme for Houjoue is related to the Vegetarian history of the Japanese and the ceremony of freeing animals, shellfish, fowl and fish. Thankfully many facets of these recordings are frankly celestial and even mesmerizing. Bits and pieces of his "Frog" and "Animal Magnetism" recordings are worked into the larger structure of music. The price for these CDs is actually worth it. Even my cat who much prefers the Orb and Moby's ambient music, chilled out when he listened to four of the six CDs. Don't worry hardcore fans, there still are many powerful sounds and noises unleashed amidst these six very well-performed CDs. Merzbow is getting better with age. Review from Amazon.uk.

Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3 & 4
Disc 5 & 6

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ah, this is a wonderful 6disc set. very much worth the download. i already had it, but good to see you spreading the gospel. cheers!

dave said...

I used to play Amlux all the time, but Merzbow hasn't been on my playlist for a while now. Thanks for reminding me!!

rvdh said...

thanks anon and no problem dave. hope those who havent heard it get all that they can out of it.

r

Anonymous said...

Discs 5&6 are down, can you please re-up?

Anonymous said...

Please re up cd 5& 6

Jorge said...

please reupload discs 5 & 6!
thanks!

Anonymous said...

please re-up disc 2,3,4,5 & 6. plese

Shane said...

I would also like 2-6 please.

Theo said...

Any chance of a re-up? :)