April 09, 2009

Requiescat In Pace


















Band: Boris
Album: Absolutego+ ]Special Low Frequency Version[
Origin: Japan (Tokyo)
Genre: Drone, Doom, Noise, Experimental
Year: 1996

This post is dedicated to my cat Boris, who died last sunday at the age of 17. That's why I deemed it fitting to post this monolith of a record as a tribute to my wonderful feline friend. Enjoy...
(I'd review this amazing record myself but I'm not really in the mood, and it has been a while since I posted something. I also decided to use the Southern Lord artwork because this is the southern lord version, but you can find the original artwork over at stonerobixxx)

"OK, the glorious beginning (LP-wise, anyway). Earth`s Dylan Carson called this album the "sound of two slugs fucking," and he ain`t wrong. Not wholly unlike Electric Wizard`s "Supercoven" (the track, not the album), although it`s broken up a bit more structurally. While the frequencies are quite powerful, this is a low fi recording, particularly in relation to the drum sound. They`re really wearing their Melvins influence on their sleeve, although the super dry sense of humor isn`t in evidence (at least, not according to Western ears. If my Japanese was better, I might have a different take). 65 minutes of grunt and duh.

OK, that`s the first (title) track, which on the 2000 Southern Lord reissue is followed by "Dronevil" (not to be confused with the 2000 LP of the same name). This is maliciously ambient, kind of like the sound of a killer robot`s mind. A six-minute comedown." (stonerrock.com)

Boris - Absolutego

7 comments:

Lara said...

sorry about your kitty. ): I'm about to get a cat in the coming weeks. /excited!

RyGar said...

Sorry for your loss. I'm going to have to check out this Boris (boris? BORIS?). So far, I'm really liking "Pink", mostly for "Just Abandoned Myself". Some of the drone is too subtle to keep my attention, but these guys seem to have the chops to back up whatever directional choices they make. Thanks.

The Whale said...

Thanks.
Just abandoned myself is awesome.
Not sure if you're going to like this one, it's one long song full of heavy drone, noise and doom.

HUANSOAHN said...

this is a fucking monolith of an album and my fave boris album ever.
I even named my doom band after the song dronevil......
sorry for your loss buddy I know how it is to lose a pet friend....I still
think about my dog every day who died 10 years ago....
life goes on dude

TheChiefCommie said...

:C Sorry about your friend. Think about the good times!

The Whale said...

Thanks a lot.

fuzz pedal said...

sorry to hear about your cat brother. nice to be able to recall your boris when you hear the great Boris.