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Studio album by Boris
Released April 26 2002
Recorded 2000 - 2001 at Sound Squuare and Bedroom in Fukuoka and Itabashi, Japan
Genre Dark Ambient, Ambient, Japanoise, Avant-Garde, Drone
Length 61:26
Producer Enju Tanahashi, Boris, Merzbow
Boris chronology
Heavy Rocks

Megatone is the first collaborative effort between Japanese experimental rockers Boris and Japanoise legend Merzbow, listed as Boris with Merzbow. Recorded from 2000 to 2001 it was released on 26 April 2002, the same day as Heavy Rocks. The album's sound can be described as dark ambient and japanoise with occasional harsh noise, guitar loops and experimentation. It's also notable as a release devoid of any drumming as Atsuo performs as a "feedback conductor", serving as a later trend for other Boris with Merzbow releases such as Sun Baked Snow Cave.

Background[edit | edit source]

At some point in the 1990s the members of Boris had established a friendship with Merzbow and opted to eventually compose music together. The quartet would do a host of recording between 2000 and 2001, Boris recording at Sound Square while Merzbow recorded at Bedroom. Eventually Megatone would be mixed and mastered at Bedroom on 9 November 2001.


Boris with Merzbow-Megatone Full Album

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

  • 1. "It Continues Waiting for a Headronefish" (23:26)
  • 2. "Encounter with the Inside of the Wave Motion of Great Waterfuzz" (20:04)
  • 3. "…And Texas Spaceship" (17:56)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Masami Akita aka Merzbow - Powerbook, Producer
  • Atsuo - Feedback Conductor, Producer
  • Takeshi - Guitar, E-Bow, Producer
  • Wata - Guitar, Space Echo, E-Bow, Producer
  • Enju Takahashi - Executive Producer
  • Fangs Anal Satan - Design

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References[edit | edit source]

  V·T·E Boris
Current Members WataTakeshiAtsuo
Past Members Nagata • Michio Kurihara
Albums AbsolutegoAmplifier WorshipFloodHeavy RocksAkuma no UtaBoris at Last: FeedbackerThe Thing Which Solomon OverlookedPinkSoundtrack From Film "Mabuta no Ura"DronevilVeinThe Thing Which Solomon Overlooked 2The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked 3SmileAttention PleaseHeavy RocksNew AlbumPräparatNoiseWarpathAsiaUrban DanceDearLφVE & EVφL1985NO
Selected Other Releases Barebones / BorisBoris / Tomsk-7More Echoes, Touching Air LandscapeDamagedScion A/V Remix: Buzz-InJapanese Heavy Rock HitsThe Thing Which Solomon Overlooked ExtraMr. ShortkillHeavyblindPhenomenons DriveSecretsAbsolutego Studio Session 2018
Live Albums & Videos e.prayLive at Shimokitazawa ShelterBootleg - Feedbacker -Wizard's ConventionArchive IHeavy Metal MeLong Hair and TightsSmile -Live At Wolf Creek-Smile Live In PragueLive In Japan: "Smile" World Tour FinalBoris Performing "Flood"Archive IICrossing WaltzBoris Live at Third Man RecordseternityFutomeido
Collaborations Black: Implication FloodingMegatone04092001Sun Baked Snow CaveAltarWalrus & GroonRainbowRock DreamCloud ChamberBXIKlatterEROSGensho2R0I2P0
Associated Bands and Artists Sunn O))) • Merzbow • Keiji Haino • GhostEnsemble PearlInoxia RecordsDiwPhalanx RecordsDaymare RecordingsShe's So Heavy
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