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Old 02.07.2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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BORIS "FLOOD"
2000, MIDI Creative
If you were to ask me a Boris album to reccomend that kind of comprehensively sums up their sums up their output, I'd say Amplifier Worship... surely a masterwork of our time...

But THIS album is the one that just makes me think this band is full of fucking geniuses. I don't even know what to say -- there is a sound to this album that is just unbelievable. The production and the playing is incredibly inspired, whether ranging from doom style riffing to noisey outbursts to extended minimal solos......

But special recognition needs to be mentioned for the first song. Play this one on some amazing speakers full blast. When I first put it on, I was like "Oh shit, that's a cool riff." And then it kept going and going and going, becoming more delayed every 20 seconds or so, until the layers of the riffs are repeated on itself, making new structures as it goes along. Strangely, it seems to be more influenced by someone like William Basinski than any of Boris's "doom" contemporaries.

And I think that's what truely makes Boris special: They are intelligently employing artful leanings with their heavy sound, failing to make the same album twice. Though they may have some similiar albums (Heavy Rocks and Pink both rock out; Amplifier Worship and Absolutego are both mind-melting doom drone blasts, etc), their body of work is filled with so much intelligence and imagination that it's hard to imagine any band toppling them soon in their crowded genre. They constantly reinvent themselves yet remain themselves no matter what they are doing.

This album is amazing. I dunno if it's for everybody, as I'll be the first to admit it technically doesn't go "anywhere" -- but to me, it goes everywhere. A classic!

And if anyone has a tab for the first song on this, lemme know!

A little trivia that has nothing to do with this post but I was just thinking of it as I listened back to all the stuff Boris has recorded: I first heard Absolutego back in 2001 while at school. I had two study halls in a row at school, and I think it was the southern website that had Absolutego in streaming Real Media format. Their description of it made me check it out... "it starts with 20 minutes of feedback" Sounded cool! I put it on and listened to all 63 minutes of it on headphones full-blast and was like "the fuck was that?" Then, I didn't hear anything by Boris for a few years after that. Weird eh...
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Old 02.07.2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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i need to write a much extended post when i have time but for now i'll just say this is such an amazing album.
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Old 02.07.2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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this is my third favorite, or maybe fourth favorite, behind amp worship, pink, and possibll rock dream with international man of noise merzbow.
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Old 02.07.2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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I think it's 1. flood, 2. amplifier worship, 3. sun baked snow cave 4. akuma no uta 5. feedbacker 6. megatone 7. altar 8. black: implication flooding 9. pink 10. rock dream 11. heavy rocks 12. rainbow 13. altar 14. dronevil 15. vein (i've only heard the shorter version though)

I need to check out the thing which soloman overlooked series..
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Old 02.07.2008, 02:39 PM   #6
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this album is so great. the third song, as i have mentioned before s so perfectly perfect. the part at like six minutes when the main riff explodes into the speakers is one of the greatest in music of the last decade.
my favorite boris is amp worship
then this
then feedbacker

i used to like pink alot but a lot of the rockier songs bore me a bit.
the first song is amazing though. and heavy rocks is awesome...
i still need to hear absolutego and a few others...
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I think it's 1. flood, 2. amplifier worship, 3. sun baked snow cave 4. akuma no uta 5. feedbacker 6. megatone 7. altar 8. black: implication flooding 9. pink 10. rock dream 11. heavy rocks 12. rainbow 13. altar 14. dronevil 15. vein (i've only heard the shorter version though)

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id be a bold faced liar if i said ive heard everysingle one of those.
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everything i've heard by boris goes from great to brilliant.

the worst i've heard by them is walrus/groon and that split with stupid babies go mad. the only exceptions to what i typed above.
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