Saturday, May 21, 2011

Boris' new albums "Attention Please",『New Album』& "Heavy Rocks" released May 24

Yeah! Some Summer tunes! Do I dare announce such a thing? Are we actually gonna see more than one week of Sun now that it's the end of May?? ...So who else is rocking this hard? Nobody? Ha. By rocking, I mean just that, there's all kinds of bros and chicks doing the Metal that are bringing the heavy these days, just about nobody thinks to make the rock as blastingly 'from the sun' as Boris. Not only that, but three albums of such rock blasting released simultaneously. "Attention Please" being their full-on exploration of all things Shoegaze and fuzzed-out heavy pop, yeah, pop. It's light and airy and fluorescent in exactly the way many of the "Japanese Heavy Rock Hits" 7"series was, but more substantial in the variables played with and a good bit more rich in it's construction... and then of course there's the ladies. Wata in all her subtle, breathy Japanese is the vocal focus of this one. Curious tale in the construction of this album, as the recording sessions it was drawn from produced the Japanese-only raved-up J-pop of "New Album" and then as a bi-product, the seriously Metal/Bro Rock stylings of "Heav(ier) Rocks" which acts as a brilliant companion piece of sorts, as 'Heavy' is exactly that. A counterpoint of sorts to the fuzzed-out high altitude glide of 'Attention' where the dynamics have been turned Waaaaaaay up and the drumming, juxtaposition of the rhythm section, the Otoko on vocals and just pure riffage take front stage. Check that: "Attention Please came to be following Boris touring the world in 2008 in support of their last album, Smile. The trio set about recording new material and a new album was completed, then abandoned. The band sought to challenge themselves further, and the end results are two new albums of dramatic growth and the most powerful extension to Boris' unparalleled creativity, Attention Please and the all new Heavy Rocks (not to be mistaken for their earlier 2002 release, Heavy Rocks)." - Taken together, these albums are damn near perfection. Can't think of a better release to hit first thing as the season changes.
All three of them.