Merzbow – Green Wheels 2xLP
REISSUE - Merzbow stands as one of the most important artists in noise music. Green Wheels is Merzbow in its most straightforward, most genuine, most uncontrolled and refined form. Originally released by the legendary label Self Abuse Records in 1995 on CD and 5-inch vinyl record, both housed in a foil-lined cardboard box with the abstract and impressive art work created by the artist himself, it has become another of the fetishist objects of Merzbow and incredibly hard to find. Like all of his work since the early nineties, Green Wheels is an uncompromising cascade of brutal noise. In this album you find nothing of the minimalism of his earlier work, now completely overwhelmed by synthesisers and handmade objects that became his unconventional weapons to create bursts of noise. Recorded and mixed in March-May 1995 at ZSF Produkt Studio, Masami Akita’s home studio from the late 80s to late 90s. Newly remastered and expanded with two tracks never before released, Green Wheels 2xLP reissue comes in an edition of 299 copies, with gatefold cover that faithfully reproduces the original art work.