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Paradoxa Paradoxa

Paradoxa Paradoxa – Live at Kid Airak Hall
Released 1982
Recorded March 22, 1981 at Kid Ailack Art Hall, Tokyo
Genre Noise, free improvisation
Length 45:42
Label Lowest Music & Arts
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology

Expanded Music 2
Paradoxa Paradoxa
Solonoise 1

Paradoxa Paradoxa (パラドクサ・パラドクサ?), also known as Live at Kid Airak Hall, is the first live album by the Japanese noise group Merzbow.[1] It was recorded at Merzbow's first live performance.[2]

It is sometimes referred to as just Live at Kid Airak Hall because Paradoxa Paradoxa is only written in Japanese on the insert. They are also sometimes mistakenly listed as separate issues, but there was only one.[2][3] It was originally released on cassette in 1982, and reissued in 1989. It was included in the Merzbox in 2000. The Merzbox CD includes the complete concert, the original cassette on track 1, and the rest on track 2.[2]

Material from this tape was included on the album Tridal Production.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Part. I"   23:28
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Part. II"   22:14


  • Instruments: tapes, rhythm machine, organ, alto saxophone, electric violin, synare, drums, microphone, percussion, synthesizer, slide projection
  • Sound assemblage and performance by Merzbow

[from original cassette]


  • Masami Akita – Merztronix, tape, violin, Dr. Rhythm, alto saxophone, radio, feedback
  • Kiyoshi Mizutani – solar organ, violin, tape, piano
  • Masahiro Kurose – live recording

[from Merzbook]


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