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Boris - Releasing 'W' Album In January


On January 21st 2022, Japanese psychedelic drone collective Boris will put out their next studio album dubbed W. For a preview, give a spin to the first preview tune called "Drowning By Numbers".




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Boris
Posted: 01.12.2021 by Abattoir


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01.12.2021 - 10:57
baldur

The corona situation did them well, theyve been super productive in the last 2 years
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01.12.2021 - 11:11
Written by baldur on 01.12.2021 at 10:57

The corona situation did them well, theyve been super productive in the last 2 years


Looking at their overall discography, I am not sure if you're trolling or you really mean it. If it is the latter, it is unintentionally funny.

With this kind of music though, they can put an album per month and nothing will change.
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01.12.2021 - 12:16
baldur

6 albums in 2019-2022
2 albums 2016-2019

what i am trying to say is, they got time for recording, which they wouldnt if they had the possibility to tour!
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01.12.2021 - 12:19
baldur

But why would i even respond to someone with a name and avatar as yours!
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01.12.2021 - 13:18
Written by baldur on 01.12.2021 at 12:19

But why would i even respond to someone with a name and avatar as yours!


Did someone named Brandon bully you when you were a kid, or what?

Or the senile old man in the avatar scares you? He scares all of America actually so I don't blame you.

Back to Boris. In a bit less than 30 years of activity, this band has released 36 albums (give or take 1-2 as I counted them hastily). No serious band that has a semblance of musical quality and a sense of proportion dumps this much material in such a timeframe. Back in the 60s, 70s and less so in the 80s, bands were releasing albums fast because they were coerced by record companies for financial reasons. That is why there were so many tops and flops and/or uneven stuff within the same album. This is not the case since the late 80s and early 90s at the very least.

Only noisy drone bands do this today, and they do this for a reason. They dress their amateurism, hipsterism and dilettantism with labels such as 'experimental', 'avantgarde', 'psychedelic' or whatever. It gives them the aura of mystery, of novelty. A faux aura, but one nonetheless. It is like they record any studio jam and made an album out of it. If I were to compare this with a game, their albums would be like pre-alpha projects released as final products.

This is the kind of music one would enjoy after snorting a hefty amount of glue. Take 1-2-3 notes, and drag them for 40+ minutes and there you go! You have an album. You want more variation? Here you go, some random improvisation popping out of nowhere to wake you up from your sleep. Dang, we're avantgarde, experimental masters! I remember another guy doing similar shenanigans. Probably not quite the same as these hipsters, 'musically' speaking, just the same shitfest of dishing out albums on conveyor belt. Jute Gyte or something. Owh, and Nadja.
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01.12.2021 - 13:45
baldur

Written by Lets Go Brandon on 01.12.2021 at 13:18

Written by baldur on 01.12.2021 at 12:19

But why would i even respond to someone with a name and avatar as yours!


Did someone named Brandon bully you when you were a kid, or what?

Or the senile old man in the avatar scares you? He scares all of America actually so I don't blame you.

Back to Boris. In a bit less than 30 years of activity, this band has released 36 albums (give or take 1-2 as I counted them hastily). No serious band that has a semblance of musical quality and a sense of proportion dumps this much material in such a timeframe. Back in the 60s, 70s and less so in the 80s, bands were releasing albums fast because they were coerced by record companies for financial reasons. That is why there were so many tops and flops and/or uneven stuff within the same album. This is not the case since the late 80s and early 90s at the very least.

Only noisy drone bands do this today, and they do this for a reason. They dress their amateurism, hipsterism and dilettantism with labels such as 'experimental', 'avantgarde', 'psychedelic' or whatever. It gives them the aura of mystery, of novelty. A faux aura, but one nonetheless. It is like they record any studio jam and make an album out of it. If I were to compare this with a game, their albums would be like pre-alpha projects released as final products.

This is the kind of music one would enjoy after snorting a hefty amount of glue. Take 1-2-3 notes, and drag them for 40+ minutes and there you go! You have an album. You want more variation? Here you go, some random improvisation popping out of nowhere to wake you up from your sleep. Dang, we're avantgarde, experimental masters! I remember another guy doing similar shenanigans. Probably not quite the same as these hipsters, 'musically' speaking, just the same shitfest of dishing out albums on conveyor belt. Jute Gyte or something. Owh, and Nadja.


"amateurism, hipsterism and dilettantism" ...Boris?? the fuck is wrong with you?

well not gonna argue with you
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01.12.2021 - 14:15
Written by baldur on 01.12.2021 at 13:45

"amateurism, hipsterism and dilettantism" ...Boris?? the fuck is wrong with you?

well not gonna argue with you


Yes, Boris. Not Boris Johnson. He might be shit as a PM but he is a good writer and makes a hell of a good impersonation of Churchill. Boris the Band is good at grabbing shit, wrapping it in tin foil and release it advertised as chocolate.

Course you're not gonna argue. You can't refute the truth.
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01.12.2021 - 17:46
Dronewolf12

Written by Lets Go Brandon on 01.12.2021 at 14:15

Written by baldur on 01.12.2021 at 13:45

"amateurism, hipsterism and dilettantism" ...Boris?? the fuck is wrong with you?

well not gonna argue with you


Yes, Boris. Not Boris Johnson. He might be shit as a PM but he is a good writer and makes a hell of a good impersonation of Churchill. Boris the Band is good at grabbing shit, wrapping it in tin foil and release it advertised as chocolate.

Course you're not gonna argue. You can't refute the truth.



You've clearly never listened to Boris.
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01.12.2021 - 20:43
Written by Dronewolf12 on 01.12.2021 at 17:46

You've clearly never listened to Boris.


I did, although I want that time refunded. Of course, I did not go through all 36 albums. That's torture worse than waterboarding.
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01.12.2021 - 20:52
nikarg
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@Lets Go Brandon: Dear ManiacBlasphemer, TarannonFalastur, Hyamendacil1450, etc. goodbye. You will see this post when you log in with yet another new account which we will ban again as soon as we see it.
@baldur: I have edited your comment. We do not insult other members, not even that one.
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04.12.2021 - 22:52
Ag1975

He was not completely wrong.
17 out of 37 albums in their discography have negative ratings.
Maybe, and I said maybe, they could have published less albums and taken care of quality songwriting.
Plus, a lot of bands in the 'experimental', 'avantgarde', 'psychedelic' camp are not that good, honestly. And this is true, as well.
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06.12.2021 - 18:58
doez
Hallucigenia
Written by Ag1975 on 04.12.2021 at 22:52

He was not completely wrong.
17 out of 37 albums in their discography have negative ratings.
Maybe, and I said maybe, they could have published less albums and taken care of quality songwriting.

Out of these 17 albums, 14 have less than 20 ratings, with several of them not even having 5 votes. I think it's pretty fair to assume that these numbers do not mean much.
And of course, as is always stated when having this kind of discussion, music is entirely subjective and a lot of people do enjoy these albums. Just go have a look at their rate your music page, several of the albums negatively rated on metal storm had a good reception there.
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