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MERZBOW was created in Tokyo in 1979 under the direction of Masami Akita, and he is the godfather of Noise as a genre. His discography contains over 300 separate releases, often in collaborations. In 2001 he released the highly acclaimed "Merzbox," a boxed 50-CD collection of many of this earlier rare and unreleased recordings. To this day Masami continues to record and release music at an unmatched rate.
"I wanted to compose real surrealistic music in a non-musical way. Surrealism is also reaching unconsciousness. Noise is the primitive and collective consciousness of music. My composition is automatism, not improvisation." Masami Akita (Interview with Oskari Mertalo)