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Paradise Pachinko

Paradise Pachinko
Released 1999 (1999)
Recorded 1990 and 1992
Genre Noise
Length 52:41
Label Tochnit Aleph
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology

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Paradise Pachinko

Paradise Pachinko is an by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[1] It consists of raw material recorded on four-track cassette. The album is named after and depicts the Pachinko Tengoku pachinko parlor.

A box set called Merzbient was released in 2010 featuring raw material recorded 1987–90 on four-track.

Track listing

All music composed by Masami Akita.
No. Title Length
1. "Untitled Raw-Material 1"   28:54
2. "Untitled Raw-Material 2"   23:47


  • No mix, no editing, no synthesizer, no oscillator
  • All tracks recorded on TASCAM Porta Two in 1990 & 1992
  • Mastered from 4-channel cassettes direct to DAT
  • Inner 'Paradise Pachinko' photo taken at Horiwari crossroad, Meiji-Street, Tokyo 1998


  • Masami Akita – bowed scrap metals, piano wired handmade cellos, turntables, feedback-mixer, loops, etc.
  • Tochnit Aleph – cover, packaging

Release history

Region Date Label Format Quantity Catalog Sold Out
Germany 1999 Tochnit Aleph CD-R 70 TA 012 Yes

Every copy is signed by Masami Akita.


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