Merzbow "Frog+" 2xCD
This aural document contains the entirety of Merzbow's critically acclaimed "Frog" LP, plus a bonus disc packed with over 58 minutes of additional material - including a remix and an enhanced CD-ROM video/screensaver. Presented here on CD format for the first time, such an effort truly encompasses the expansive brillance of this incredible masterpiece. "Frog" is an explosive journey through a living, breathing biosphere filled with amazing digital amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Immerse yourself in the habitat of sonic exploration!
Originally released on a vinyl LP that was the colour of an exotic poisonous amphibian, Merzbow's Frog (Misanthropic Agenda MAR004 2xCD) has now been expanded into a double disc set that takes the original idea to its very limit. The first disc features a furthur 58 minutes of sonic croaking and white noise swamp wading, complete with an enhanced CD-ROM video/screensaver that punches Masami Akita's wildlife noise onslaught in your eye with a vengeance. While the full extent of the project was clearly laid down on the original LP version, this somewhat elaborate extension allows Merzbow a little more room to feed rock guitar samples into his creation, as he turns the frog chorusing all the way up and sets the controls for total meltdown mode.
- Edwin Pouncey