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Boris – Noise

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Boris, one band that for me it’s a hit or a miss. Some of their albums are orgasmic masterpieces in my humble opinion and others are as boring as spending an afternoon on a line at a crowded supermarket. Fortunately they release way more hits than misses (again, in my modest view). Well, if you don’t know this band already, but I believe of our readers are familiar with them, I’ll quote a statement about their sound: “they are known to regularly switch musical genres between albums, drawing influence from a huge variety of styles including psychedelic rock, punk, sludge, doom metal, drone, pop, noise, shoegaze and ambient.”

 

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It is so hard to explain this album, since all songs are very different from one another, but what I can say is that it has been a very long time since I’ve heard such an innovative and interesting sound, even when it comes to Boris itself. And you’ll listen to everything they’re known for, stoner, post-rock, pop, metal, hardcore, doom, ambient and shoegaze. The variety of the album is impressive! Just for comparison, if you’re also a Boris fan and are curious about my favorite albums, I respond to you that they are Pink and Smile (Japanese version).

 

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I believe that Noise will probably please both old and new Boris fans, as they indeed blend all of their works into this album. The way I’m talking about this release, you might think that Noise is a huge mess, but no, not at all, the Japanese trio managed to release an utterly enjoyable and cohesive album, featuring their entire “history” of sounds, turning Noise into an incredible and powerful release.

 

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This band, as we all know and I’ve mentioned before, is already a cult and respected act, well known around the world and very prolific, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need our support. I know it’s almost impossible to own everything released by them, but, if you like an album or two, buy them, and, if you have the time, as I always say, please, let your friends know about this amazing band.

 

Kind regards to all.

 

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Grade: 10/10

 

Band: Boris

 

Album: Noise (2014)

 

Label: Avex Trax

 

Tracklist (depends on the version you order):

 

Avex Trax 2 CDs:

 

Disc 1

1. 黒猫メロディ  Melody)

2. Vanilla

3. あの人たち (Ghost of Romance)

4. 雨 (Heavy Rain)

5. 太陽のバカ (Taiyo no Baka)

6. Angel

7. Quicksilver

8. シエスタ (Siesta)

 

Disc 2

1. Bit

2. 君の行方

3. 有視界Revue

4. ディスチャージ

 

Daymare Recordings  2 vinyls:

 

Disc 1

Side A

1. 黒猫メロディ (Melody)

2. Vanilla

3. あの人たち (Ghost of Romance)

4. 雨 (Heavy Rain)

5. 太陽のバカ (Taiyo no Baka)

Disc 2

Side A

1. Angel

2. Quicksilver

3. シエスタ

 

Sargent House CD:

 

1. Melody

2. Vanilla

3. Ghost of Romance

4. Heavy Rain

5. Taiyo no Baka

6.  Angel

7.  Quicksilver

8. Siesta

 

Sargent House  2 vinyls:

 

Side A

1. Melody

2. Vanilla

3. Ghost of Romance

4. Heavy Rain 06:13

5. Taiyo no Baka

Disc 2

Side A

1. Angel

2. Quicksilver

3. Siesta

 

Boris is:

 

Takeshi – Bass, Guitars, Vocals

Atsuo – Drums, Vocals

Wata – Guitars, Vocals

 

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/borisheavyrocks

Official Homepage: http://www.borisheavyrocks.com/top.html

 

All photos belong to their rightful owners.

June 26, 2014

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