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Boris – “W” – [Sacred Bones Records]

Mister S   8/3/2022   12-inch, A Library

Immersive. ASMR for Boris fans. A tonal tantric experience for all. Trademark distortion and delay guitar effects to create soundscapes from the ecstatic to that of thundering de-tuned dystopian dirge. Rhythmically diverse. Acoustic and electronic percussion used to contextualize each track. Each will pull the listener into its orbit.

Boris formed in 1992 and eventually arrived at the band’s current lineup of Takeshi, Wata, and Atsuo in 1996. 

Recently, the group ramped up during the pandemic and released the most extreme album of their long and widely celebrated career, NO. Boris self-released the album, desiring to get it out as quickly as possible but intentionally called the final track on the album “Interlude” while planning its follow-up. Its successor came with W. NO and W weave together to form NOW, a duo of releases that respond to one another. 

Released January 2022

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