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Boris @ Newtown Social Club

Posted June 4, 2015, 6:09 p.m. by T

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Boris

Newtown Social Club

Sydney, AUS

May 29, 2015

 

 

And then there was Boris.

The Japanese unikum named after a Melvins song.

Cue labels that span the spectrum from “doom metal,” “My Bloody Valentine-style dream pop,” and “experimental” via “psychedelic,” “post-modern,” and “citation-heavy rock.”

Add smoke machines, a gong, custom effects pedals, atmospheric lighting, meticulous attention to detail and accomplished musicianship.

Songs at times so hypnotically and painfully repetitive that is gets borderline annoying, before the trio unleashes a tidal wave of heaviness that changes the dynamics, which make your intestines resonate in unison with the bottom-heavy frequencies emitted from the Orange amplifier stack, the rhythm section majestically hovering above it all.

Heavy.

Melodic.

Dancey.

Ebbing and flowing.

Unpretentious.

A rich tapestry that pays homage to the who-is-who in rock without feeling the slightest need to employ a hint of irony.     

The band itself: restrained, composed and detached, making it all look too easy.

Few bands are able to amalgamate such an array of influences into a coherent whole.

Boris does.

The show was sold out.

The audience left in awe.

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