Venereology is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It was inspired by death metal and grindcore. It was the first of five Merzbow albums released by the American heavy metal label Relapse Records, under their Release Entertainment imprint, and as such was responsible for bringing Merzbow's work to a much wider audience in the United States. The liner notes includes an extensive thank you list in the style of many metal releases.
Venereology by Merzbow, released 01 September 1994 1. Ananga-Ranga 2. Klo Ken Phantasie 3. I Lead You Towards Glorious Times 4. Slave New Desart The most extreme recording you will ever own! Unbelievably harsh electronic sickness from the undisputed king of Japanese noise! . Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
referencing Venereology, CD, Album, RR 6910-2. MERZBOW is name that carries undeniable clout in the noise world but sometimes it's easy to forget why with his current never ending stream of mediocre laptop noise. Before the digital switch MERZBOW released albums with a characteristically uncompromising and all encompassing in sound. Venereology is one of those albums. From the first second it is clear MERZBOW is taking no prisoners.
Merzbow would like to greetings for followings: Alchemy Records, Vanilla Records, RRRecords, Charnel House Productions, Way Out Sound, Verticle Records, Banned Productions, V2, Extreme, Cheeses International, Zero Cabal, Nihilist Recordings, Cinemagic, Cold Spring, Lusetti Guido, Kinbiken, Rightbrain, Hijokaidan, MB, Violent Onsen Geisha, Pain Jerk, Incapacitants, Solmania, Masonna, Monde Bruits, Aube, . Controlled Bleeding, Anal Cunt, Macronympha, Selektion, Artware, Laughing.
Venereology - Merzbow. Открывайте новую музыку каждый день. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Миллионы композиций бесплатно и в хорошем качестве.
Be forewarned, the end of days isn't happening, it's just Merzbow. The four tracks on this reissue of a 1994 CD aren't just loud or noisy, they push the envelope so far they challenge the very definition of music. Despite the unholy racket, Merzbow is, unbelievably, composed of only one man, Japanese mastermind Masami Akita. While he's not a household name in the West, Merzbow is perhaps the most well-known artist in the Japanese noise community.
Japanese icon Merzbow's classic foray into death metal, Venereology, has been remastered for maximum brutality. By 1994, Merzbow had a significant underground reputation for creating harsh and discordant noise electronica. Venereology is an important step forward for the Japanese legend. It is his foray into metal music or at least his interpretation of it. Released by metal label Relapse Records, it represents their attempt to move into experimental noise circles and also gives Merzbow the widest exposure of his career to this point.
Venereology 2XLP Oxblood, Purple & White Merge with Red Splatter LTD to 100 Relapse. Venereology 2XLP Neon Violet LTD to 250 Relapse. Venereology Black 2XLP.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A||Ananga-Ranga Part 1|
|B1||Ananga-Ranga Part 2|
|B2||Klo Ken Phantasie|
|C2||Slave New Desart|
Bass – Kazuyoshi Kimoto
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Relapse Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Relapse Records, Inc.
- Recorded At – ZSF Produkt Studio
- Mixed At – ZSF Produkt Studio
- Remixed At – Munemi House
- Pressed By – GZ Media – 183845E
- Design [Additional] – Jonathan Canady
- Design [Visual & Logo Interpretation For Production By] – Matt Jacobson/Relapse*
- Layout – Jacob Speis
- Mastered By – James Plotkin
- Music By, Mixed By [Remixed By], Arranged By [Rearranged By] – Masami Akita
NotesClear version limited to 100 copies
Records housed in a gatefold jacket
Recorded & mixed at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo 1994.
Remixed and rearranged from original DAT tapes at Munemihouse, Tokyo, October 2018.
Visual & logo interpretation for production by Matt Jacobson/Relapse.
℗&© 1994, 2019 Relapse Records Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 7 81676 66911 0
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): RELAPSE RECORDS - RR6691-1 A 183845E1/A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): RELAPSE RECORDS - RR6691-1 B 183845E2/A
- Matrix / Runout (Side C): RELAPSE RECORDS - RR6691-1 C 183845E3/A
- Matrix / Runout (Side D): RELAPSE RECORDS - RR6691-1 D 183845E4/A
|RR 6910-2||Merzbow||Venereology (CD, Album)||Release Entertainment||RR 6910-2||US||1994|
|RR6691||Merzbow||Venereology (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Neo)||Relapse Records||RR6691||US||2019|
|RR6691||Merzbow||Venereology (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)||Relapse Records||RR6691||US||2019|
|RR6691||Merzbow||Venereology (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pur)||Relapse Records||RR6691||US||2019|
|IROND CD 06-1120||Merzbow||Venereology (CD, RE)||Irond||IROND CD 06-1120||Russia||2006|