Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Hanatarash, translating to "the snot-nosed" or "sniveler" was the noise project of EYE, the frontman of Boredoms
"There may be no other band in the world that has traced a quite like Japan's Boredoms.
Across over 20 years, founder and leader Eye, along with frequent collaborator Yoshimi, has taken the band on a cosmic road trip, from the early swamps of chaos through times of tribal frenzy, oceanic tranquility, and massive sonic constructions. Perhaps most remarkable is the unceasing commitment to vision above all else, and the effects of that Commitment. The influence of Boredoms in underground, experimental, noise, and performance-based music cannot be overstated.

The early Boredoms seemingly harnessed that chaotic energy and began melding it into a No Wave-influenced rock format. The first release under the name Boredoms appeared in 1986.
The frenetic, maniacal live show cemented their reputation. The incredible rhythmic power, clever melodic punches, and sheer chaotic intensity of the band to play off each other in ways that had perhaps never been heard or seen before. The result was both well-earned rising popularity and something unheard-of: a major label deal, in Japan, for an incorrigibly independent band that demanded full control. Outside Japan, the Boredoms have made their mark as well. From their associations with bands like Sonic Youth to their explosive tours through the U.S. and Europe, the Boredoms were partially responsible for opening the eyes of listeners in this country to the possibilities of the Japanese music scene.

After the release of Chocolate Synthesizer, the Boredoms began to evolve away from the chaos-rock of their past. 1998's Super Ae evoked tribal rhythms as well as electronicized krautrock…a trance-inducing set of songs filled with tribal elements. In their Super Roots series of records (1993-1999), Boredoms expanded their ideal of ecstatic, thunderous, repetitive music, steeped in power rock, electronic rhythms, and psychedelic incantations. At the time Eye also became more involved in DJing and dabbling in Japan's rave culture, resulting in the Rebore series of Boredoms remix EPs. After a prolonged absence, their records "Seadrum/ House of Sun" were finally being released in 2005.
In 2007, released their first live album as "Super Roots 9" and made an already legendary 77BOADRUM show came to real with 77 drums and 77 drummers on 07/07/07 in NYC. They also released their first live DVD "Live at Sunflancisco". In 2008, 88BOADRUM show with 88 drummers on 08/08/08 in LA, the documentary film of 77BOADRUM has shown in the movie theater and the CD book about 77BOADRUM has released. In 2009, the last one of super roots series "Super Roots 10" has ranched. BOADRUM has changed its style to EYE with 9 drummers and performed BOADRUM9 on 09/09/09.

After nearly two decades of noise, chaos, post-rock before there was such a thing, tribal Experimentation, remixing, trance-inducing feats of rhythmic intensity, lineup changes, Continued collaborations, and doing what they want regardless of trends and fashion, the Boredoms continue, and remain as vital as ever."
The end of the eclipse video is the best part.

Boa drum 9 on 9/9/9.
The first was Boa Drum 7 on 7/7/7 under the brooklyn bridge, with 77 drummers. #8∞ happened in both new york and L.A. Boredoms played with 88 drummers at 8:88 for 88 minutes in L.A. and Gang Gang Dance did the same in new york. I was lucky enough to attend Gang Gang Dance's performance.
I was also lucky enough to catch Boredoms perform in Philly earlier that same year. I think they are technically called "V∞rdoms" now but i think on paper they're still Boredoms... i guess to prevent confusion.
you can see eyes balls in this video.

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