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Album Review: Boris - Noise

Album Review: Boris - Noise

Wednesday 2nd July, 2014 10:48AM

The 1990s were a watershed period for international interest in Japanese music. While bands such as Boredoms, Fushitusha and Guitar Wolf differed significantly in style, in common was their refocusing of Western tropes through their unique cultural lens and taking that to the extreme. Emerging from the Tokyo hardcore scene in 1992, Boris were no exception. Determined to defy easy definition, drummer Atsuo declared genre a 'crutch', vowing to maintain a distinctive eclecticism. As a result, their music has always been an unsettling mix of styles simultaneously juxtaposed. On Noise, album number nineteen, Boris have surpassed this aim, seamlessly blending styles and moods...

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