Masami Akita may be the specific name of japan power consumer electronics composer, article writer, editor, cultural theorist, environmentalist, and pet privileges activist Merzbow. He offers recorded more than 400 albums. Akita, deeply affected by Dada and surrealism, keeps an ever-shifting desire for found objects, free of charge improvisation, and sound. He started “officially” liberating albums under his personal name in 1983. Many of these recordings are collaborations — however the actual reason behind the differentiation from “Merzbow” is usually unclear. In 2016, Kouen Kyoudai, a collaborative documenting with Japanese multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and indie pop designer Eiko Ishibashi, was released on Editions Mego. It had been recorded and combined by Jim O’Rourke. Comprising two long songs, it is just the eighth recording in Akita’s catalog to seem under his personal name.