Released in 2000 on Norway's Ohm Records the same year that the legendary "Merzbox" was unleashed on Japanoise and underground electronic cultists worldwide, this hard to find album from Masami Akita seemed to have become lost in the shuffle. That's a crime, as this features some of MERZBOW's first forays into digital, and it's exciting, earbending stuff. Constructed using a Mac along with theremin and "noise electronics", Collapse 12 Floors is comparatively laid back, with it's glitchy bursts of energy and liquid fractal tendrils whipping out from slabs of quasi-techno powernoise rhythms and warp speed cassette garble. Frozen ancient jazz murmurs are blasted out of a wah-wah cannon straight into the sun. There are some brutally loud and abrasive moments on here for sure, but compared to most of MERZBOW's other turn-of-the-decade work, these three tracks of computer based sound manipulation are more psychedelic and fluid. The CD jewel case itself is assembled nicely,too, with a weird, eyecatching red/green color scheme for the insert and disc tray.