Various Artists / Ikebana: Merzbow's Aml
Album:Ikebana: Merzbow's Aml Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Apr 2003
Label:Important Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-02 Pull Date:2003-08-04 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Aug 3Jul 27Jul 20Jul 13Jul 6Jun 29Jun 22Jun 15

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 01, 2016:Life Aquatic
Digital Hardcore Mix
4.Mar 18, 2006:The Sleaze Hour
Untitled, Takemitsu
2.Mar 21, 2009:Music Casserole
5.Mar 11, 2006:Carpetbaggers!
An Actual Attack
3.Sep 20, 2007:Day Of Noise
Revolved Jane
6.Oct 12, 2005:Br**nian Motion
An Actual Attack

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-01 
Ikebana: Merzbow’s Amlux Rebuilt, Reused, Recycled

Remixes of songs by Japanese noise artist, Merzbow. This condensed promo version of the double album has half pure noise based remixes and half beat based remixes. I prefer beat based music, so I tended to pick beat based tracks as my favorites. If you like purer noise, be sure to listen to those tracks yourself. I don’t think there is a bad track on here, and I’d play all of them. Oh god I wish they had sent us the full double cd.

(((1)))) DJ Spooky – Great sound collage, beat based piece, scratching take on Merzbow. I really like this track, but he had to include a “fucking” at -3:13. play it anyway, just bleep out the FCC.
2) Plug – fast paced piece incorporates (at times, funny) vocal samples, synths and uses noise samples to create a beat. IDM/DnB beat comes in around 1:30.
((3)) Alec Empire – heavily distorted beat, synths, off tune keyboard melody. Swirly noisy sounds. oh yeah!
((4)) Nau-Zee-Aun – beat-oriented noisy landscapes. Beeps, swirly electronic sounds, guitar, crunchy beats.
((5)) Mouse on Mars – rapid directed noise. (some parts sound like a dentists drill!) noise full of synths and distortion runs over MoM’s type of bubbly electronic melodies.
(((6))) Negativland – Blip ridden distorted noise interrupts the reading of a radio attack warning by an “official” announcer and some sick guy reading the same transcript.
7) Atom - slow, alternating beats, noise hiccups, light repeatative electronic melodies. (((8))) Cornelius – natural recording of a rainstorm is slowly broken up by noisy blocks that overtakes it.
9) Bola – very pretty dark synths, slowly works up to IDM beats with electro sounds and the same dark synths.
(((10))) Kawabata Makoto – starts with cricket sounds and crackles that get louder and becomes accompanied by clicking drones. Breaks into underwater sounds that cycle from left to right making me go cross-eyed.
11) Nobukazu Takemura – Some printer style noise and other sounds interrupts the constant squirly squishy noise.
((12)) Abstinence – scratched up vocal samples about noise, heavy noisy discordant beats.
13) Jack Dangers – scratchy noise that gets added to by lots of noisy crunchy sounds and low synths.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Dj SpookyTakemitsu
2.Plug (Luke Vibert)Untitled
3.Alec EmpireDigital Hardcore Mix
5.Mouse on MarsSuperstar
6.NegativlandAn Actual Attack
10.KawabataRevolved Jane
11.Nobukazu TakemuraAssembler Mix
13.Jack DangersAvailable Memory Edit