Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Boredomes - Super ae

Artist: Boredoms
Album: Super ae
Year: 1998
Length: 68 minutes, 26 seconds
Genre: Experimental rock/noise
Why I picked it up: Tom Milsom (hexachordal) blogged about the band
Favourite tracks: Super You, Super Coming
What I want to try next: Boredom's Seadrum/House of Sun (already own. very good. different but good.)
Random lyric: Not applicable
Purchase: Amazon | iTunes | Check your local music store!

Hmm, there isn't really a lot to say about Boredoms. They're a Japanese band that makes crazy love-it-or-hate-it-music. You kind of just need to hear it.

This isn't the kind of stuff I sit around listening to all day. The majority of my music library cannot be labelled experimental noise, or even just experimental. Every now and then, however, I like something different. Something that challenges everything I think I know and like about music. Boredoms definitely did that for me. Their music is different and crazy and could be called 'noise', but it doesn't annoy me like some music in this genre could. There are enough rhythms, melodies, beats - patterns or structures, if you will - that hold the music together and keep it listenable. I know it won't be to everyone's taste and who knows how long I'll keep listening to it. But for now, it's what I feel like listening to. :)

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