Boris / Smile
Album: Smile   Collection:General
Artist:Boris   Added:Jun 2008
Label:Southern Lord Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-07-06 Pull Date: 2008-09-07
Week Ending: Sep 7 Aug 10 Jul 20 Jul 13
Airplays: 1 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 17, 2009: Orangeasm in a Bohemian Cafe
4. Aug 06, 2008: A2Z (with Ross)
Laser Beam
2. Sep 06, 2008: Lost and Found
Laser Beam
5. Jul 19, 2008: On The Warpath
Flower Sun Rain
3. Aug 09, 2008: Nag Champa DroneGasm
Laser Beam
6. Jul 16, 2008: Brownian Motion
Laser Beam

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-07-01
Heavy Japanese psych. The results vary from excellent to meh- it’s been done before and better (and usually by Boris themselves!). Addable for the better moments on the album. Generally good but seems like most “post Metal” Otaku nerds will go totally apeshit for this (as usual).

((((1)))) Reverb-y, Japanese sung “slow burn” psych with some nice guitar work – eventually gets louder near the end. Like Japanese psych crossed with Dino Jr.
((((2)))) Blown out thick riffin’ raw but clear psych-metal confusion. Great riffs & drums but the vocals are kinda meh.
((((3)))) Fast, “psych-punk” with a nice amp destruction.
(((4))) Pedal stompin’ guitart madness, tight riffs and tons of wah-wah. Again, the vocals are just “there”.
((5)) Dodgy indie pop shite.
(((6))) Chaotic, super-fuzzy overdriven, overkilled distrorted and hazy vocals. Not bad but often done much better by others. (see Bardo Pond)
(((7))) Huh? Murky slow, mellow psych with lazy vocals. Their usual doom/fuzz comes in later. This doesn’t rise above “OK” unfortunately.

Track Listing
1. Flower Sun Rain   4. Statement
2. Buzz-In   5. My Neighbor Satan
3. Laser Beam   6. Ka Re Ha Te Ta Sa Ki - No Ones Grieve
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