"There's no need to argue. Merzbow stands as the most influential figure in noise music." -- All Music Guide
Author, activist, painter, and sound artist Masami Akita has been at the foreground of experimental music for over 25 years. Inspired by psychedelic rock, free jazz, early electronic composition, and physical arts--especially Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau--Akita has created a musical language all his own. Dolphin Sonar is Merzbow's full-length protest album against the annual brutal slaughtering of some 2,500 dolphins in Japan. This is an angry album full of beats, blasts, and broken glass. Clattering smashes are pursued by pulsing analog whirls like the heart of a dolphin being chased through the bloodied water. Another Merzbow classic with the finest cover art money can buy by Jenny Akita. Liner notes by activist group Sea Shepherd.