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Released  June 1986 (1986-06)
Length  61:51 (reissue)
Artist  Merzbow
Producer  Merzbow
Genre  Noise music
Recorded  February–May 1986
Chant 2 (1985)  Antimonument (1986)
Release date  June 1986
Label  ZSF Produkt
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Antimonument (1986)  Batztoutai with Memorial Gadgets (1986)
Similar  Merzbow albums, Noise music albums, Other albums

Antimonument is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It was originally released as a picture disc LP and reissued on CD by Art Directe in 1991. The CD is now considered a bootleg since the label did not pay the artists.


The CD has a bonus track, taken from the cassette compilation Infidel Psalm Vol. 1 (1986 Mental Decay).

On October 13, 2014, it was reissued by menstrualrecordings as double picture disc LP with the bonus track included.


The album is "[...] a homage to the strange architecture of Étienne-Louis Boullée, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Goetheanum of Rudolf Steiner, Nishōtei, etc. – they all made their own pleasure domes."

The sides of the record are named after the two main shrines of the Ise Grand Shrine.

In an interview with Arthur Potter, Masami Akita explains how this LP and Batztoutai were inspired by his native culture:

Akita then explains how the sound of his music changed over time, saying that Batztoutai "uses lots of loops" and that on Antimonument he "expanded the loop sounds with harsh metal ones."

Track Listing

Vinyl version

All music composed by Masami Akita.

CD version

All music composed by Masami Akita.

(Note: the CD lists six tracks, but has only five index points.)


  • Masami Akita, Abtechtonics – paintings [LP]
  • Ad Suprex – art direction [LP]
  • Abtechtonics – artwerks [CD]
  • Songs

    2Bardo Song6:05


    Antimonument Wikipedia

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