Kakapo

by Merzbow

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MERZILLA
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MERZILLA カカポ用です!カカポは非常に危険にさらされています。既知の成人人口の合計は142名の生きた個人であり、そのすべてに名前が付けられています。ヨーロッパの植民地時代に猫、ネズミ、フェレット、イノシシなどの捕食動物を導入したことで、それらはほぼ一掃されました。まさみ&オーケンパレスありがとうございます!!
It's for the Kakapo! The Kakapo is critically endangered; the total known adult population is 142 living individuals, all of which are named. The introduction of predators such as cats, rats, ferrets, and stoats during European colonisation almost wiped them out. Thank you Masami & Oaken Palace!! Favorite track: Kakapo Pt. 1.
Alice M.
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Alice M. A short – and rather soft – noise record to protect a parrot species. When I'm in the right mood, I find it strangely comforting and addictive. Noise really is an intriguing thing.
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1.
Kakapo Pt. 1 16:42
2.
Kakapo Pt. 2 16:03

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Incomparable noise legend Merzbow releases a dense, flailing black hole of a droning noise track, 33 minutes spread over two sides of green vinyl. Aside from several very limited releases and multiple adventurous collaborations, it’s the first full Merzbow record to be released on vinyl for a couple of years.

Starting with an intense machine hum, “Kakapo” then shrieks, stutters and wails while maintaining the all-obliterating industrial drone. Amidst electronic solar flares and insect metal clanging, it’s a harsh curtain of endless crushing, rumbling immersion. Simultaneously soothing and wild, machinelike and warm (depending on the settings of your drone antennae), it’s a rare and strange creature, like the endangered bird that the album raises money to protect.

Tracklist:
A - Kakapo Pt. 1 (16:42)
B - Kakapo Pt. 2 (16:03)

Having advocated for animal rights and environmental issues for years, Merzbow dedicates this release to the Kakapo, a flightless parrot native to New Zealand whose total population is sadly below 200. Profits will be donated to the Kakapo Recovery Trust.

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released September 30, 2016

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Oaken Palace Records Luton, UK

Oaken Palace Records is a charitable record label that uses all its profits to support various environmental organisations all around the world. With a focus on Psychedelic and Drone, it aims to strengthen the connection between music and nature.

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