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Studio album by Merzbow
Released March 19, 2002 (2002-03-19)
Recorded 2000–2001
Studio Bedroom, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 47:52
Label Important
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Live in Germany 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Dusted favorable [1]
Musique Machine 5/5 stars[2]

Amlux is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow.[3] The cover depicts the Amlux building in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, which houses a Toyota showroom.

The album was used as source material for the remix album Ikebana: Merzbow's Amlux Rebuilt, Reused and Recycled. A remix by Jack Dangers appears as a hidden on the first pressing of Merzbeat.

"Takemitsu" samples "Kwaidan" and "Water Music", two tape music works by Toru Takemitsu.

Exterior of the Amlux building during the day

Track listing

All music composed by Masami Akita.

No. Title Length
1. "Takemitsu" 5:26
2. "Looping Jane" 15:41
3. "Cow Cow" 4:22
4. "Luxurious Automobile (Krokodil Texas mix)" 22:23


  • Masami Akita – performer


  1. ^ Jones, Mason. "Dusted Reviews: Merzbow - Amlux". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Faase, Justin. "Review: Amlux". Musique Machine. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Merzbow - Amlux (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
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