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3 stars The transitional album.

Whether you like it or not the Boredoms universe will never be the same again since the release of this album. The zany noise rock of their early years is no more and now they take their avant-prog from an over-the-top weirdness to a repetitive, tribal and psychedelic approach. Its even hard to notice that they are the same band that made Pop Tatari, but for better or worse the new Boredoms are here to stay.

The mayor influence in this new sound is taken from the Krautrock genre and the mayor characteristics of it is the motorik grooves and the sonic (or psychedelic) feel around it. Yamatsuka Eye while still being the main vocalist in this album he also uses many electronic sounds that is the cream of their sound from here onward. The rest of the band work perfectly as a unit to create some very interesting and energetic rhythm sections that will stay in your head for days to come.

The songs revolve around a simple beat and everything else is created around it. There isn't much of a variety in the songs like in their early years and this can be a bad thing for you, but if you're used to repetition and enjoy bands like Neu! or songs like Can's Halleluwah then you'll feel right at home. There are also songs that still echoes Boredoms in their early years like "Super Coming" and "Super Are You" (by the way all of the songs have "Super" in their title) with the former sounding like the overtly-pompous (in a good way) "Acid Police" from their Chocolate Synthesizers and the later sounding very similar to their Pop Tatari songs. The problem with this album is that while there are some interesting parts and great rhythms, there are also parts that could be better left off. Also that the album starts to pick some steam after 15 minutes into the album. While the first 2 songs may be great, within the context of the rest of the album they fall short.

While still being a transitional album of sorts they don't get it right the first time. Their follow up, Vision Creation Newsun, will be an improvement adding more interesting rhythm sections and even more trippy sound effects. This album, as opposed to the ones prior to this release, will be better suited for krautrock or even Zeuhl fans or to rephrase that for people who enjoy repetition, minimalism and drug influenced music. While still being an avant-garde band they don't have the characteristics that people normally relate to the avant-prog genre. You'd be surprise how accessible this album is.

chamberry | 3/5 |


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