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MERZBOW - Ecobag/13 Birds In A Bag & Bonus - 14 CD set

imprec294 -14 CD - $80

Bird One: Sozume (LTD 1000)
Bird Two: Foukuro (LTD 1000)
Bird Three: Yurikamome (LTD 1000)
Bird Four: Karasu (LTD 1000)
Bird Five: Uzura (LTD 1000)
Bird Six: Kamo (LTD 1000)
Bird Seven: Kujakubato (LTD 1000)
Bird Eight: Kokuchou (LTD 1000)
Bird Nine: Hiyodori (LTD 1000)
Bird Ten: Niwatori (LTD 1000)
Bird Eleven: Shirasagi (LTD 1000)
Bird Twelve: Tsubame (LTD 1000)
Bird Thirteen: Chabo (LTD 1000)
Bonus CDR - Bird Session outtakes

- Each set includes handmade xerox artwork made by Masami Akita from the mid 90's.

Ecobag & Extras

Limited opportunity to get all 13 records from Masami Akita's Thirteen Japanese Bird Series at a box set price. Packaged along with a limited edition Merzbow Bird Bag and a bonus hand stamped CDR of unreleased material from the 13 Japanese Bird Sessions. A small number of these are being made
available.

Merzbow's 13 Japanese Birds was a 13 month series of releases inspired by
Olivier Messaien's Catalogue D'Oiseaux. Beginning in January 2009 one volume
of 13 Japanese Birds was be released each month. The 13th and final volume
was released January 2010.

Author, activist, painter and sound artist Masami Akita had been at the foreground
of experimental music for over 25 years. Inspired by psycedelic rock, free jazz,
early electronic composition as well the physical arts, especial Kurt Schwitters'
Merzbau, Masami Akita has created a musical language all his own.





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