Absolutego (Bonus Tracks) CD (2001)

Artist: Boris

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Product Overview


Label Southern Lord
SKU 60463979
UPC 711574424726
UPC 14 00711574424726
Format CD
Release Date 2/20/2001
Author Boris
Associated Artist/Work Asobi Seksu
Associated Artist/Work Astbury, Ian
Associated Artist/Work Boris (Latin)
Associated Artist/Work Joe Volk
Associated Artist/Work Kurihara, Michio
Associated Artist/Work Merzbow
Associated Artist/Work Torche
Technical Info
Producer Boris
CatalogID SUNN 10CD
Lable Name Southern Lord Records
Released 02/20/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 72m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00711574424726
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Sound Square (07/1996-??/1997).
Recorded in 1996, this album was Boris' full-length debut, and it showed right away that this band wasn't messing around. In its original version, it consisted of one 65-minute track of oozing, slow motion, Melvins-inspired drone rock. (The U.S. release, put out in 2001 by Southern Lord, adds an additional bonus track, the 7:50 "Dronevil." And talk about buildups, this thing starts with a full 25 minutes of heavily down-tuned bass rumblings and doom-instilling guitar feedback before the drums and vocals finally kick in with the big payoff. From there, the band moves through about 15 minutes of thick, fuzzed-out trance rock (again, mostly instrumental) before the drums exit again, leaving in their wake a howling, droning mass of layered guitar feedback. The sound of this is truly massive and unsettling. It takes a good 25 more minutes for the wreckage to clear and the track to finally wind down to a close -- it seems strange to say it, but anything less would have seemed like an abrupt halt, such is the magnitude of this track. The aptly titled "Dronevil"'s oscillating, distorted sub-bass drones are also menacing and impressive, although arguably a bit anticlimactic in this context. In any case, suffice it to say that this album is not for novices, but for anyone whose record collection includes Sleep's Jerusalem, Earth 2, Naked City's Leng Tch'e, and/or more than a couple of the Melvins' earlier LPs, this Mt. Everest of droning doom is probably a necessary addition. ~ William York
Disc 1
1 Absolutego
2 Dronevil
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