Super Boredoms! REISSUES

Super Boredoms! REISSUES
Pledging their allegiance to legendary Japanese noise rockers, Vice Recordings has gathered together the Boredoms’ first, third, fifth, six, seventh and eighth Super Roots releases for no reason other than unavailable in North America — oh, and they’re also mind-blowing works of art. This mix of albums, EPs and remixes across six discs captures the band’s commitment to stretching their sound beyond coherence and style. Super Roots 3 is an unrelenting 33-minute thrash jam, then Super Roots 5 doubles that length, demonstrating their hand in shaping the doom/drone metal scene. Meanwhile, "USED CD” closes out the first entry with lead Boredom eYe forcibly burping and barfing over top of a ragtime piano roll. Add Laughter Robot’s remix of "Jungle Taitei” on the eighth instalment, which actually proves that Boredoms’ music can be a lucid experience with the right people involved.