MERZBOW - Escape Mask CD
digi CD lim.300 / Other Voices Records
Rather unusual album if you know Merzbow by his trademark wall of pure noise. Recorded back in 1983 Escape Mask reveals us well hidden side of Masami Akita. Psychedelic atonal guitar-driven noise, samples, technoid drum machine patterns and even some inclusions of vocals all together evoke sweet memories of Throbbing Gristle or early SPK. Originally released as C-60 cassette (zsfm-010) on ZSF Produkt, Japan and digitally re-mastered from original cassette in july 2012 at Munemihouse, Tokyo. A must have for all true industrial/noise freaks as well as drone-metal youngsters.
All music by Masami Akita
M.A. plays guitar, violin, rhythm box, tapes, noise & effects Recorded & Mixed at ZSF Produkt, Tokyo 1983
First time on CD.
Vinyl version also Released as a part of ‘Lowest Music & Arts 1980-1983’ 10 LP Box (VOD108) in 2012 on Vinyl On Demand, Germany
Artwork by Oleg Galay, including never seen before photo of Masami Akita from 1983.