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Title: Hiranya  
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Language: English
Subject: Merzbow discography, 13 Japanese Birds, Tempi / Matatabi
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Released May 2009 (2009-05)
Recorded March 2009 at Munemi House
Genre Noise
Length 31:20
Label Noiseville
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology

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Hiranya is an album by Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[2] The album was originally supposed to be released for Merzbow's appearance on May 17 at No Fun Fest in New York City, but Masami Akita cancelled his tour due to travel restrictions caused by the swine flu outbreak. The album art parodies that of Aqualung by Jethro Tull, with the human figures replaced with birds. The artwork of Graft was also inspired by a Jethro Tull record.

Track listing

All music composed by Masami Akita.
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Hiranya #1"   16:37
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Hiranya #2"   14:43


  • Masami Akita – noise, drums, guitar, computers, paintings

Release history

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
United States 2009 Noiseville LP 1000 Noiseville #92 Yes

The first 300 mail-order copies include a hand-numbered print of the cover art.


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