Thursday, January 11, 2007
Music I Liked And Didn't - 1/11/07
BORIS (WITH MICHIO KURIHARA): Rainbow CD (Pedal) - Japan’s heaviest are back (and, man, am I relieved, as it’s been at least six weeks since, “Vein”, was released and I was starting to get “sick” waiting for another Boris fix!), this time collaborating with guitarist extraordinaire, Michio Kurihara, whose numerous credits include stints with Japanese underground legends White Heaven and Ghost. As one might suspect, given this pairing, the material on this release focuses on the psych spectrum of Boris’ diverse sonic pallette, rather than the hard core punk/metal or experimental/noise aspects of their sound. So, there’s a couple of lazy, vaguely lounge-influenced psych tracks (my favorite being, “You Laughed Like A Water Mark”), that, in fact, sound very similar to material released by the Stars, Kurihara’s current project with former White Heaven leader, You Ishihara. There’s also a couple of excellent heavy psych scorchers (the best of which is, “Sweet Number 1”), a cool
kraut-drone-raga, “Fuzzy Reactor”, and the stoned acid folk of, "Shine". Perhaps, not quite as mind blowing, overall, as what one might have hoped for given the assembled powers, but still an enjoyable and worthy addition.
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Running Count For The Year
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On The Horizon:
New Releases -
VANDERMARK 5: Four Sides To The Story: Recorded At Alchemia Nov. 23, 2005 2LP (Not Two) - Limited edition, double LP boxset (with 16 page, 12” x 12” book of color photos and a Ken Vandermark interview), which documents the V5's 2005 gigs in Poland, on their "Color Of Memory" European Tour. Yow!