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Boris With Merzbow

4092001 - 2023 Reissue

    Available on LP for the first time outside of Japan, experimental rock pioneers Boris & noise mastermind merzbow present 04092001, a collaborative album featuring live renditions of the original Heavy Rocks LP.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. It Continues Waiting For A Headrone Fish.
    2. Encounter With The Inside Of The Wavemotion Of Great Water Fuzz,
    3. Heavy Friends
    4. Death Valley
    5. Wareruraido
    6. Dyna-soar
    7. Koei

    Boris With Merzbow

    Klatter - 2023 Reissue

      Available on LP for the first time outside of Japan, experimental rock pioneers Boris & noise mastermind merzbow present Klatter, the third collaboration between the two groups.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Klatter 1
      2. Introduction
      3. Naki Kyoku
      4. Akuma No Uta
      5. Jane

      Boris

      Heavy Rocks - 2002

        Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billowing smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. This is the highly-requested, unbelievably-anticipated official vinyl release of Boris's 2002 album and first dive into the stoner rock idiom, originally released in Japan on CD only. Heavy Rocks (2002) is heavy, sure, but fuses sludge, noise, stoner rock and hardcore all together for a deeply bone-shaking and unforgettable trip. For fans of: Melvins, Kyuss, Fu Manchu, BORIS

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Heavy Friends
        2. Korosu
        3. Dyna-Soar
        4. Wareruraido
        5. Soft Edge
        6. Dronevil
        7. Death Valley
        8. Koei
        9. The Bell Tower Of A Sign
        10. 1970
        11. Rattlesnake
        12. Wareruraido (Demo Version)
        13. 1970 (Demo Version)

        Sunn 0))) And Boris

        Altar - 2023 Reissue

          The vinyl version of this album has been out of print for over 15 years. This version will be from a new vinyl lacquer cut by Matt Colton.

          Altar is a collaboration album between experimental music groups Boris and Sunn O))), originally released on October 31, 2006 through Southern Lord Records (SUNN62). in addition to major players Sunn O))) and Boris.

          Altar also boasts an extensive roster of guest musicians/collaborators such as Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Joe Preston (Earth, Thrones, Melvins, High on Fire), Phil Wandscher and Jesse Sykes (both of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) as well as long time Sunn O))) collaborators TOS Niewenhuizen and Rex Ritter.

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A : Etna
          Side B : N.L.T. , The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep)
          Side C : Akuma No Kuma, Fried Eagle Mind
          Side D : Blood Swamp

          Boris & Uniform

          Bright New Disease

            Boris and Uniform might have seemed like a strange pairing when they teamed up for a US tour back in 2019. Sure, both bands harness the power of big, blown-out riffs, but Boris’s rock heroics, lysergic sprawl, and monolithic sludge summon a different energy than Uniform’s mechanized bombardments and frenzied assaults. However, when Boris invited Uniform to team up on a reimagined version of their classic “Akuma no Uta” as a part of their encore, there was an obvious chemistry between the artists. The idea of a collaborative album came up, and the bands spent the next year swapping song ideas and recordings from their homebase studios until Boris and Uniform had an album that captured the fearless exploration and unbridled power of their live performances. Sacred Bones Records is proud to present the Boris & Uniform collaborative album Bright New Disease.

            Bright New Disease opens with the collaboration’s first single, “You’re the Beginning,” a ferocious thrash-inflected banger concocted by the Boris camp. From there the album continues its relentless assault with “Weaponized Grief,” a fevered mashup of Japanese D-beat and Boredoms’ deliberately mismatched sonic textures. There isn’t a moment to sift through the wreckage before the bands launch into “No,” a deliberate nod to the Japanese hardcore homage of Boris’s 2020 album NO. Respite finally comes with the glacial amplifier worship of “The Look is a Flame,” a Boris-penned song meant to evoke light and salvation over gloom and cruelty. Further heightened by the cosmic synth work of Randall Dunn and the groaning bass of Steve Moore, it retains the ominous timbre of the album while also hinting at the possibility of redemption. The album’s timbral pallete continues to broaden on the latter half of Bright New Disease, such as on the standout track “Narcotic Shadow.” Constructed around Berdan’s modular synth arpeggios, aided by Boris’s dark wave / new romantic-inspired vocals, and abetted by Greenberg’s warped studio manipulations, the song offers up a sleazy and woozy counterpoint to the unbridled rage of the album’s first half. Similarly, “A Man From the Earth” feels less centered on catharsis and more fixated on a gritty, buried-in-the-red spin on David Bowie’s glam years. But these deviations only serve to make the album closer and second single, “Not Surprised,” all the more bleak, anguished, and harrowing. 

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: An absolute assault on the senses here from NY's Uniform and Japanese noiselords Boris. Veering into thrash, classic rock and speed metal, 'Bright New Disease' is the perfect collaborative endeavour, with echoes of both bands but coalescing into a sound all of their own. Stormer.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. You Are The Beginning
            2. Weaponized Grief
            3. No
            4. The Look Is A Flame
            5. Angels In The Abyss (Abadon)
            6. Narcotic Shadow
            7. A Man From The Earth
            8. Endless Death Agony
            9. Not Surprised 

            Boris

            Heavy Rocks (2022)

              The legendary BORIS celebrate a 30 year career as one of experimental music's most forward-thinking, heavy, and innovative bands with the new album Heavy Rocks (2022). Continuing their series of Heavy Rocks records, BORIS once again channels the classic proto-metal sounds of the 70s into something all new. The album, 10 pulse-pounding tracks, highlight the very trajectory of BORIS and their storied career - from the driving, fuzzed out Rock N' Roll opener "She is Burning", to the punk, raucous "My Name is Blank", BORIS are heavier than ever before. "Question 1" is just kickass - D-beats give way to a doomed, spaced out and heavier-than-anything guitar wailing and feedback, before diving back into their Metal, sending the listener into a complete frenzy. This is unmistakably BORIS, and this is the band at the height of their powers. Elsewhere on the record, a more daring, "out there" side of the band begins to shine on tracks such as the aptly titled "Blah Blah Blah", the industrial "Ghostly Imagination" and the truly wild "Nosferatou". Noisy passages (not unlike prior collaborations with legendary artists like Merzbow,) collide with visceral vocal howls while a relentless, almost Zornian-saxophone shreds harder than any guitar solo ever could. In 2022, BORIS cement what Heavy Rock means to them, and release one of their most captivating records to date.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. She Is Burning
              2. Cramper
              3. My Name Is Blank
              4. Blah Blah Blah
              5. Question 1
              6. Nosferatou
              7. Ruins
              8. Ghostly Imagination
              9. Chained
              10. (not) Last Song

              Boris

              W

                In an effort to sublimate the negative energy surrounding everyone in 2020, legendary Japanese post-rock band Boris focused all of their energy creatively and turned out the most extreme album of their long and widely celebrated career, NO. The band self-released the album, desiring to get it out as quickly as possible but intentionally called the final track on the album “Interlude” with anticipation of a follow-up.

                The follow-up comes with W the band’s debut album for their new label Sacred Bones Records. The record opens with the same melody as “Interlude” in a piece titled “I want to go to the side where you can touch...” and in contrast to the extreme sounds found on NO, this new album whispers into the listener’s ear with a trembling hazy sound meant to awaken sensation.

                On all of W Wata carries the lead vocal duties. In general the styles on the album range from noise to new age, as is typical with one of our generation’s most dynamic and adventurous bands, but there is thread of melodic deliberation through each song that successfully accomplishes the band’s goal of eliciting deep sensation. Be it through epic sludgey riffs, angelic vocal reverberations or the seduction of their off-kilter percussion, Boris will have you fully under their spell.

                NO and W weave together to form NOW, a duo of releases that respond to one another. In following their hardest album with this sensuous thundering masterpiece they are creating a continuous circle of harshness and healing, one that seems more relevant now than ever and shows the band operating at an apex of their musical career.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. I Want To Go To The Side Where You Can Touch…
                2. Icelina
                3. Drowning By Numbers
                4. Invitation
                5. The Fallen
                6. Beyond Good And Evil
                7. Old Projector
                8. You Will Know - “Ohayo” Version
                9. Jozan

                Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way.

                Furiously recorded in the early days of the covid-19 pandemic and surprise-released in July 2020, NO was met with immediate and widespread praise. Meant to serve as a mirror that redirects the negativity of the global lockdown to something more positive, the content on NO can be characterized as “extreme healing music”.

                Musically, it draws from influential noise-heavy hardcore group Gudon, even including a cover of their song “Fundamental Error”. NO is a classic hardcore thrash record and is one of the band’s strongest efforts from start to finish. This will also serve as the release of NO on streaming services worldwide.

                "Their most compelling album in more than a decade." - Pitchfork

                TRACK LISTING

                SIDE 1
                1. Genesis
                2. Anti-Gone
                3. Non Blood Lore
                4. Temple Of Hatred
                5. Zerkalo

                SIDE 2
                1. HxCxHxC -Perforation Line2. Kikinoue
                3. Lust
                4. Fundamental Error
                5. Loveless
                6. Interlude

                Boris With Merzbow

                2R0I2P0

                  Relapse Records presents brand new record ‘2R0I2P0’, the new collaborative album from Boris and Merzbow. The 10-track album showcases every bit of the excitement and pulse-pounding rock and metal heard throughout the inimitable, expansive Boris catalogue, as it meets the signature harsh noise and soundscapes of the equally prolific Merzbow. This is far from their first collaboration – beginning with ‘Megatone’ in 2002 and extending to 2016’s ‘Gensho’, the two artists have worked together on eight album projects. An album that is at once familiar and unique for its time, melodic and harsh in equal parts, 2R0I2P0 aims to find sonic harmony. After all, 2R0I2P0 translates to ‘Twenty Twenty R.I.P’. "This year was a period of trial for everyone in the world," Boris comments. "This work becomes a monument to the requiem of the previous era. From here, a new world begins again."

                  For fans of artists such as Sunn O))), Melvins, Earth, Fushitsusha, Boredoms, Sleep, Full Of Hell.


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: Having been at the forefront of some of the most punishing and deep collaborative avant output of all time, Boris pair once again with Japanese noise-merchant Merzbow to GREAT effect. Stunningly rich and immersive.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Away From You
                  2. To The Beach
                  3. Coma
                  4. Love
                  5. Absolutego
                  6. Journey
                  7. Uzume
                  8. Evol
                  9. Boris
                  10. Shadow Of Skull

                  Boris

                  Love & Evol

                    2019's release from Japan's Psych Lords, Boris. In turns dynamic, droney, stoney, dreamy and beautiful, these albums contain multitudes. Boris continues to push their sonic palette into new mind-shreddy directions. Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billowing smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Buy if you dig: Sunn O))), Sonic Youth, shoegaze, shitgaze.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: Japanese dronelords Boris return to the unlikely, but 'thinking-about-it,-it-actually-makes-sense' home of Third Man for their latest excursion in hazy psychedelic distortion and arrhythmic cataclysmic heft. They've always been one of the most prolific and productive outfits on the scene, and that clearly shows on this mindblowing new opus.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    LP
                    Disc: 1
                    1. EVOL
                    2. Away From You
                    3. Coma
                    Disc: 2
                    1. Uzume
                    2. In The Pain(t)
                    3. Shadow Of Skull
                    4. LOVE

                    CD
                    1. Away From You
                    2. Coma
                    3. EVOL
                    4. Uzume
                    5. LOVE
                    6. In The Pain
                    7. Shadow Of Skull

                    History revealing compilation project centering around the legendary Front Club in Hamburg Germany that existed from the 80´s - late 90´s - a leading club in terms of music selection, mixing technique, rave culture - in a very important period of time.

                    Eponymous resident DJ´s Klaus Stockhausen and Boris Dlugosch take a close look back at that time, guide you through the history, the early beginnings and absolute key moments of house music club culture in Germany.

                    37 legendary tracks make up the CD release - many of which have not been on sale forever and a day while the vinyl, set across two volumes, selected 16 of the hardest hitting numbers for an unmixed selection for the DJs and collectors alike.

                    Hamburg’s Front club was already the stuff of legend, and the story is important now, 21 years later as not many peoiple know how house music infiltrated Germany to give techno some competition on the dancefloor. With Front you wouldn't have Robert Johnson or, to some extent, Parorama - house and disco simply were not celebrated in large numbers until Front, Stockhausen and Dlugosch opens minds and record boxes to the soulful sound. 


                    TRACK LISTING

                    CD Tracklist: 
                    Disc 1 (Mixed By Klaus Stockhausen)
                    1. Blue Moderne – Through The Night (Dub Mix 1)
                    2. Connie - Funky Little Beat
                    3. Skyy – Show Me The Way
                    4. KC Flightt – Let’s Get Jazzy (Dope Dub Mix)
                    5. Modern Romance - Can You Move (Midnight Mix)
                    6. Nitro Deluxe – This Brutal House
                    7. Shirley Lites - Heat You Up (Melt You Down)
                    8. Mark Imperial - J' Adore Danser (Club Mix)
                    9. Mario Reyes - Whatever Turns You On (Club Mix)
                    10. Wired - To The Beat Of The Drum (On The Burn Mix)
                    11. Toyin Agbetu Presents Nemesis – After The Storm (Boris DlugoschEdit)
                    12. John Beltran – Aquatic
                    13. The Wizard & The Prince – The Wiz Is A Genius
                    14. Val Young – If You Should Ever Be Lonely (Street Mix)
                    15. Syncbeat – Music (Boris Dlugosch Edit)
                    16. CT Satin – I Found A Friend (Underworld Version)
                    17. Temper – No Favors (Dub)

                    Disc 2 (mixed By Boris Dlugosch)
                    1. Üdytü Ützeltürk And His Male Harem – Kairo
                    2. Answering Service – Call Me Mr. Telephone (Street Dub Mix)
                    3. Simphonia - You And Me (Dub)
                    4. Sandee – Notice Me (Notice The House Mix)
                    5. The 28th St. Crew – I Need A Rhythm (Vocal Club Mix)
                    6. Solution – Feels So Right (Original Victor Simonelli Mix)
                    7. Housefactors – Play It Loud
                    8. Fortran 5 - Heart On The Line (Bassline Mix)
                    9. Ralphi Rosario - An Instrumental Need (Club Need)
                    10. Mood II Swing Feat Lee Smith Jr – I Need Your Luv (Right Now)
                    11. Nick Holder – Frantic
                    12. Dee Dee Brave – Can’t Get Over It
                    13. D.O.G. – The Key (Lunar Dub)
                    14. The Prince & The Wizard – The Music Is Kicking
                    15. Fila Brazillia – Mermaids
                    16. Station Q – That Special Melody (Club Mix)
                    17. Sensory Productions - Deep Introspection
                    18. Hot Streak - Body Work (Vocal Mix)
                    19. Steve Arrington - Dancin' In The Key Of Life (Special Mix)
                    20. Executive - Celebrate Your Love

                    Vinyl Part One: Gatefold 2LP Tracklist (Unmixed)
                    A1. Blue Moderne – Through The Night (Dub Mix 1)
                    A2. Modern Romance - Can You Move (Midnight Mix)
                    B1. Simphonia - You And Me (Dub)
                    B2. Answering Service – Call Me Mr. Telephone (Street Dub Mix)
                    C1. Wired - To The Beat Of The Drum (On The Burn Mix)
                    C2. Temper – No Favors (Dub)
                    D1. Steve Arrington - Dancin' In The Key Of Life (Special Mix
                    D2. Executive - Celebrate Your Love

                    Vinyl Part Two: Gatefold 2LP Tracklist (Unmixed)
                    E1. KC Flightt – Let’s Get Jazzy (Dope Dub Mix)
                    E2. Toyin Agbetu Presents Nemesis – After The Storm (Boris DlugoschEdit)
                    E3. Dee Dee Brave – Can’t Get Over It
                    F1. Mark Imperial - J' Adore Danser (Club Mix)
                    F2. The 28th St. Crew – I Need A Rhythm (Vocal Club Mix)
                    G1. CT Satin – I Found A Friend (Underworld Version)
                    G2. Ralphi Rosario - An Instrumental Need (Club Need)
                    H1. D.O.G. – The Key (Lunar Dub)
                    H2. Fila Brazillia – Mermaids

                    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

                    Fly By Wire

                    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin returned to the attic where they made their debut full-length Broom. Phil Dickey, Will Knauer, and Jonathan James spent up to twelve hours a day working on the songs that would become Fly By Wire. With James assuming the role of engineer, Dickey and Knauer wrote lyrics and guitar parts on a third floor windowsill and recorded vocals in the staircase. This laid-back approach to recording is clearly evident in the album’s warm, welcoming sound.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Harrison Ford
                    2. Young Presidents
                    3. Cover All Sides
                    4. Lucky Young
                    5. Ms. Dot
                    6. Loretta
                    7. Unearth
                    8. Bright Leaves
                    9. Nightwater Girlfriend
                    10. Fly By Wire


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