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 […]
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’.
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 […]