MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index MUFF WIGGLER
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
 
 FAQ & Terms Of UseFAQ & Terms Of Use   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Information
Which user belongs to the OpenTape domain 'devicerecordings.muffwiggler.com'? Please get in touch with me, thanks!

Any users who have been waiting (for a while, patiently, sorry!) for me to activate their account, please email muff@muffwiggler and tell me your account name, I'll get you sorted out quick. Thanks and sorry again.

WE ARE BACK!! PLEASE READ THIS:

www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1765860



Listen to Wiggler Radio - Click Here

Search for at
MUFF WIGGLER Advanced Search
Where do I start with Merzbow?
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next [all]
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Artist Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Where do I start with Merzbow?
AntManBee
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 30 Dec 2010
Last Visit: 20 Mar 2014

Posts: 1311
Location: Suffolk UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Where do I start with Merzbow? Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I'd like to listen to some Merzbow but there's so much - where do I start? Is there an obvious way in?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
shamann
_


Joined: 01 Aug 2007
Last Visit: 25 Jan 2015

Posts: 1106
Location: Toronto

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

His mid-to-late 90s releases on Alien8 (Aqua Necromancer, Door Open at 8am) and Relapse (Pulse Demon, Tauromachine) are to my mind the easiest entry points (easy being relative, of course).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sandyb
Guest






PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 2 euro c would be on frog.

http://www.discogs.com/Merzbow-Frog/release/169650

a collaboration, but most certainly pretty accessible, is the album he did with Kim Cascone – Rondo / 7Phases / Blowback

http://www.discogs.com/Merzbow-Kim-Cascone-Rondo-7Phases-Blowback/rele ase/346881


Last edited by sandyb on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:30 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
RealDudes
Lives in a Dudeplex


Joined: 23 Feb 2011
Last Visit: 26 Jan 2015

Posts: 1658
Location: Carrboro NC

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Pulse Demon
I think it was the first noise I ever heard. It was a bright summer morning waking up with a bracing hangover. It was an awakening.

_________________
the most important track you'll ever make is the next
https://soundcloud.com/sounddudes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nrdvrgr
Working at NASA on acid


Joined: 29 Dec 2009
Last Visit: 24 Jan 2015

Posts: 3721
Location: Wermland, Sweden

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

"Last of the analog sessions" 3 CD set on Important Records. Crazy harsh noise made with mostly EMS Synthi, VCS3 etc etc... best headcleaner out there!

...and of course the Partikel-collabs he made with me wink

_________________
-Extendunt barbam tuam, et velo-

WEBSITE: http://www.nordvargr.com
BUY/LISTEN: http://nordvargr.bandcamp.com
VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/nrdvrgr
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AntManBee
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 30 Dec 2010
Last Visit: 20 Mar 2014

Posts: 1311
Location: Suffolk UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

nrdvrgr wrote:
"Last of the analog sessions" 3 CD set on Important Records. Crazy harsh noise made with mostly EMS Synthi, VCS3 etc etc... best headcleaner out there!

Great - thanks - I just found a copy and it seems rare enough that if I hate it I'll be able to sell it...

"mostly EMS Synth, VCS3 etc" - so will it be like Jean Michel Jarre?!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
clarke68
Making DIY modulars look cool since 2011


Joined: 11 Nov 2009
Last Visit: 23 Jan 2015

Posts: 1328
Location: Bay Area, CA

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

AntManBee wrote:
"mostly EMS Synth, VCS3 etc" - so will it be like Jean Michel Jarre?!

LOL! thumbs up

My first (and only, so far) Merzbow was Amlux...I quite like it, but will be checking out some of the other suggestions in this thread.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
parasitk
I Play Loco Gigs


Joined: 15 May 2008
Last Visit: 15 Jun 2014

Posts: 4848
Location: Lost Angeles

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I picked up Pulse Demon first, which I still love. I also really dig Venereology, Amlux, V (with Pan Sonic).
_________________
I, Parasite | Synth fuckery on Soundcloud

dkcg wrote:
But in the end, it felt like I was playing WiiSoundMasterJedi.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Babaluma
Guest






PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i only own pulse demon, but it was enough to put me off ever buying any more, haha! lol it's probably the most obnoxious music i've ever heard. if that's your bag you might like it!

no disrespect meant to anyone, i'm just not really into that type of noise/power electronics these days.
Back to top
AntManBee
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 30 Dec 2010
Last Visit: 20 Mar 2014

Posts: 1311
Location: Suffolk UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Babaluma wrote:
no disrespect meant to anyone, i'm just not really into that type of noise/power electronics these days.

I don't think I am either - my idea of a good time nowadays is a walk in Suffolk - but I'm intrigued to know what lies at the outskirts instead of staying within my musical comfort zone.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
parasitk
I Play Loco Gigs


Joined: 15 May 2008
Last Visit: 15 Jun 2014

Posts: 4848
Location: Lost Angeles

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

If you have chaos in your head, you might like it. I do.

I think obnoxious is the wrong word though. Annoying? Maybe.

_________________
I, Parasite | Synth fuckery on Soundcloud

dkcg wrote:
But in the end, it felt like I was playing WiiSoundMasterJedi.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Babaluma
Guest






PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AntManBee, PM me your addy and I'll send you the CD! smile
Back to top
steampoweredsequencer
Wiggling with Experience


Joined: 22 May 2010
Last Visit: 26 Jan 2015

Posts: 416

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Pulse Demon. Music For Bondage Performance one. Hybrid Noisebloom.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zdarma
reverse the polarity


Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Last Visit: 02 Jan 2015

Posts: 973
Location: czech republic

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

+1
on the Cascone/Merzbow CD. It's pretty accessible and I played it for a friend as an introduction.

The MB tribute Milanese Bestiality release is pretty good as an introduction.

I would recommend Cloud Cock OO Grand and Batztoutai With Material Gadgets for some more classic old school Merzbow, but they might be a bit far out as a starter unless you already dig noise.

_________________
DonKartofflo wrote:
I said well i can watch my money and he said "that doesn't matter."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CJ Miller
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 28 Apr 2011
Last Visit: 02 Jan 2015

Posts: 4294
Location: Mumfordshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I recommend the Relapse and Extreme CDs as being fairly representative and not so rare as to be pricey. Also RRR usually has some excellent ones. Batztoutai got me hooked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
amnesia
Super Deluxe Wiggler


Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Last Visit: 25 Jan 2015

Posts: 6785
Location: 37 47 S 144 58 E

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

here are some of my fav merz releases

_________________

vicmod records
vicmod blog
modular vids
tumblr its in my brain now
discog
cray news
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RGiskard
I can see forever


Joined: 29 Jan 2011
Last Visit: 22 Jan 2015

Posts: 67
Location: Brazil

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Not a fan myself, but stumbled on this yesterday:

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3811/merzbow.png
(ultra wide image)

Sometimes good ideas sprout from 4chan, of all places! More like those here:
http://mu-flowcharts.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dogoftears
Puddle of Sealions


Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Last Visit: 25 Jan 2015

Posts: 2039
Location: NorCal

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Just get Veneriology and go from there. It will be easy after you absorb that brainfuck of an album.
_________________
it can all be summarized here: http://xexify.com
slow_riot wrote:
in an alternative reality I think I'd like to be a filthy free flowing psytrance stoner, and perhaps this music gives me a chance to briefly play out this fantasy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ringstone
antipodean experimentalist


Joined: 17 Mar 2010
Last Visit: 24 Jan 2015

Posts: 2915
Location: Trudging through the Capital Wasteland

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Babaluma wrote:
it's probably the most obnoxious music i've ever heard.


Better stay away from The Gerogerigegege then.

Not a fan myself mind you!

For the OP: An "easy" in is "Music for Bondage Performance" - only lightly touches on noise. If you want to jump straight in there wait for Babaluma's copy of Pulse Demon. In the middle - maybe "1930" on Tzadik?

Cheers
Blair

EDIT: Link fixed, sorry...

_________________
Ecclesiastical Scaffolding Facebook
Mindless Eye * Soundcloud
some noise


Last edited by ringstone on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:21 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
meristem
Common Wiggler


Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Last Visit: 15 Dec 2014

Posts: 68
Location: CT

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I'm not too much of a merzbow connoisseur but i always enjoyed merzbeat which i've been told is on the more "listenable" end of the spectrum.
I have Zophorus too which I think newer and pretty good.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MUFF WIGGLER Forum Index -> Artist Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next [all]
Page 1 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Mark all forums read
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group