Mer Mar cover art

DeMEGO 025 / Merzbow Marhaug

Mer Mar

  • 1. Mar (20:32)
  • 2. Mer (19:38)
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Recorded at Studio GOK Sound, Tokyo April 7 2010 by Hamamoto Yohei.
Produced by Masami Akita and Lasse Marhaug.
Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin

Cover design by Lasse Marhaug.

Masami Akita and Lasse Marhaug have been working together since the mid 90ies. The first release on Marhaug's (now deleted) label Jazzassin Records in 1995 was the "First Rock" split single. In 2001 Merzbow and Jazzkammer (Marhaug's project with John Hegre) released a live album. Later, Akita and Marhaug executed several live collaborations, but often with other artists such as Hair Stylistics and Jim O'Rourke.
In 2010 they finally got together to record as duo. Recorded at GOK Sound Studios in Tokyo the results can now be heard as "Mer Mar".

Made using a combination of scrap metal screeching; analogue synths; and enough effect pedals to give you overweight with most airline companies, ‘Mer Mar’ is a tour de force for both of these noise veterans, hinting to some classic 80s Merzbow jams such as Material Action.