Bo Ningen: the best Japanese band you’ve never heard

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By S.C.U.M in New Music on Friday 22 July 2011

They all met in London, but are from different parts of Japan. The first time I saw Bo Ningen was in a basement in King’s Cross and I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears; beautiful psychedelic guitar noise that went from intense Boredoms and Branca-like repetition, to deathly quiet bouts of creepy Japanese wailing and […]

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Sigh

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Saturday 20 February 2010

Sigh sound like a black metal demon that fell out of a box of Fruit Loops. Listen to their latest album, Scenes from Hell, while watching the Olympics. You won’t regret it. [Listen to a Sigh song now]

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77BOADRUM, a documentary by Jun Kawaguchi

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 4 February 2009

77 BOADRUM, directed by Jun Kawaguchi, documents the now-legendary 7/7/07 performance in Brooklyn, New York, by the iconic Japanese band The Boredoms, along with … wait for it … 77 guest drummers. We spoke with Kawaguchi and asked him how difficult it was getting the audio sounding right with so much percussion going on: ‘It was just like doing 7777 pieces of a puzzle! It was the hardest, but also the happiest time ever. I wanted to show this “once in a lifetime” event to everyone who could not be there. And I wanted to show everyone how The Boredoms is the most special group in the world’.

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Funeral Moth

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 29 January 2009

Funeral Moth are a weird funeral doom band from Japan with growly, death metal vocals. They’re slow. They’re heavy. They’re sun-extinguishingly dark. They’ve got weird atmospheric noises and really off-kilter song structures that meander like a half-dead prisoner shuffling about in a dungeon. Their current vocalist used to be in a grindcore band called Brob […]

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