Space Metalizer


Reissue, originally released in 1997. Merzbow is the moniker of Japanese artist Masami Akita inspired by dadaism and surrealism. During the mid-1990s, the Japanese artist went through his most prolific and inspired period of the analog era, releasing masterpieces such as Noisembryo, Venereology, Hybrid Noisebloom, or Green Wheels. In that same period, one of his notable and iconic releases, Space Metalizer, released in 1997 under the Canadian label Alien8 Recordings on CD, stands as a testament to his ability to create immersive and mind-altering soundscapes. This album takes listeners on an otherworldly journey, fusing electro-psychedelic noise, EMS Synthesizer, filter and electronics with techno-oriented resonance into a unique sonic experience. Opening with a surge of swirling noise and cosmic echoes, "Space Metalizer Pt. 1" immediately establishes a sense of vastness and otherworldliness. Merzbow masterfully combines layers of distorted metallic sounds, oscillating frequencies, and disorienting textures, creating an immersive soundscape that feels like traversing the depths of the universe. The intensity builds gradually, capturing the listener's attention and propelling them into a sonic voyage. Closes the A-side of the first record of the vinyl reissue "Mirage" a sonic exploration of interstellar phenomena in non-silent way. This track features a swirling combination of celestial textures, shimmering frequencies, and cosmic bursts of noise. The B-side, that include the bonus track "Spaceout" introduces a more pronounced metallic element, intertwining with the dense layers of noise, filtered with techno resonance. Merzbow's intricate use of metallic samples and distorted textures creates an industrial, almost mechanical, atmosphere with an interspatial rhythmic patterning. The tracks on second vinyl pulsates with a relentless energy, akin to the cosmic machinery of the universe. The cacophonous climax leaves a lasting impact, cementing "Space Metalizer Pt. 2" as a standout moment on the album. Through a combination of cosmic atmospheres, metallic elements, the use of the EMS, the Theremin and the filters, Merzbow takes listeners on a transcendent journey through the depths of space. Reissue for the first time, in a doble vinyl in sole 199 copies, this album stands as a testament to Merzbow's artistic vision and his relentless pursuit of pushing the folds of noise. A must-listen for enthusiasts of noise music and anyone seeking a transformative and immersive sonic experience. Comes with original cover collage plus a bonus postcard and poster with amazing colored new and old collages by Masami Akita.