Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Boredoms - Super Ae
Boredoms is a band of Japanese people who used to bang on shit and scream a lot back in the late 80s/early 90s, until some time around the mid 90s when they still banged on shit and screamed a lot, but in a much less chaotic sort of way. This album is the ULTIMATE PSYCHEDELIC FREAKOUT, minus the smelly hippyness. Some parts are tribal as fuck like a drum circle performed by ALIENS ON LSD DRUGS. Others are just brutal metal loudness. There are even some quiet parts.
When people talk about this album, they often mention that it sounds like heaven or nirvana or Sweet 75 or just some sort of blissful wonderfulness that they wouldn't mind hearing forever and ever and ever once they die and get to hang with Jesus and all those fuckers. I agree! The songs are really long and repetitive in an awesome, intense, hypnotic way so it's like being dead and having a bunch of awesome guitars and screaming Japanese people instead of a bunch of boring fellow dead people.
Another thing that lots of people like to point out is how Boredoms place equal emphasis on the "jam band" aspect of their music AND the "studio geniuses" aspect. In addition to the spontaneity that comes with Boredoms' wild prog-jazz guitar solos and zany a-capella covers of classic rock hits, they also take the time to make their work groin-grabbingly excellent in the "sonics" (?) department, so there's a bunch of weird panning, and awesome, sudden bits of vocal distortion, and tons of awesome editing shit that makes you say, "Wow!" I listened to this album last night, and I headbanged a lot.
Rating: Not BORE-ing at all! That's what this is! Why would you not have already heard this album, anyway.
Song: "Yes - Every Little Thing"... fucking awesome cover of one of the greatest songs the Beatles ever did! Probably the best song on Super Ae...I wouldn't know, I've never heard it, I just copied and pasted the Pitchfork review.