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Heavy Rocks (2011)

Heavy Rocks (2011)

May 24, 2011

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 24, 2011
  • Release Date: May 24, 2011
  • Label: Sargent House
  • Total Length: 52:02
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  • ASIN: B004XO23YA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,203 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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This album is well balanced, and it changes gears just when you're getting used to the sound.
Philip Atherton
Halfway through the song, everything bursts open into a huge two minute-long squeal-a-thon with that is going to sound amazing for anyone who gets to hear it live.
Surferofromantica
This is a great piece of music by Boris, and a great "starter" record if you are not familiar with the band.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Surferofromantica on June 11, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Boris has released four discs this year: they put out Klatter (February 23rd), New Album (March 16th), and on May 24th they put out both Heavy Rocks (2011) and Attention Please. I guess they are making up for a relatively quiet three years - since the Smile madness of 2008, they've mainly only released and co-released singles, as well as an EP with Ian Ashbury of the Cult. But if you take away all of the covers on these four albums (one) and re-recordings of older songs (four), or the doubling of songs across two releases (seven songs appear twice across three of these discs), it's more like 23 songs instead of the 35 that are listed on these four releases. Yes, very confusing. But that's Boris.

This album of mixed genre songs has the same title of a rockin' 2002 release and the same album art concept, except in a different colour scheme (this one is purple, the previous one had been orange) to tell them apart. Heavy Rocks 2002 had been Boris' first attempt to collaborate with outside musicians, and opening track "Heavy Friends" had guest vocals from Lori of Acid King, as well as musical meetings with Masonna ("Dyna-Soar"), Merzbow ("Wareruraide" is the first of their many collaborations), Eddie Legend of Mad 3 ("Koei"), and Komi of Abnormals ("Kane - The Bell Tower Of A Sign-"). This time around, they work with Ian Astbury on one track (possibly a leftover from the BXI sessions that produced three songs), regular collaborator Michio Kurihara (three songs), and musicians Kensuke Saito, Yoshiko Kawakita and pianist Faith Coloccia and her husband, Hydra Head Records founder and Isis guitarist and vocalist Aaron Turner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barb on June 22, 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I am going on a Field Trip to Montana and need this for my studies. It is exactly want I need.t.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Philip Atherton on June 3, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I understand that this album has only been in existence for about two weeks, but I'm shocked that this is the first review.

Unfortunately, I suppose that means that I've accepted the task of selling these songs to you.

Finding a place to begin with this album is difficult as it's tough music to categorize. It's raw, it's loud, it's high energy, but it's strangely beautiful all at once. It's post rock, punk rock, metal, and shoegaze simultaneously. It's really nothing that hasn't been done before, yet Boris makes it sound new.

I'm sure I haven't told you anything you haven't already figured out for yourself by the samples.

The truth is, good music is getting more difficult to find (that, or I'm getting old (probably a little of both)). And you have to admire a band that doesn't get caught in the current of trends and can do what they do by defying genres to make an album that will still sound fresh when the day comes that Lil' Wayne has to start applying for food stamps (again).

The production is minimal enough to make it sound honest but good enough to make you want to turn it up. And if any of these other vague reasons don't make you want to buy this album, then just remember that you could have something that NONE of your friends have... and that will make you cooler than ALL of them. FOREVER.

This album is well balanced, and it changes gears just when you're getting used to the sound. There's never a dull moment, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with this album. I rarely give an album 5 stars, but this Japanese trio deserves it. Buy this album, take a long drive one night, and let it embrace you.
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By Max M. on August 6, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Heavy Rocks IS heavy DOES rock. Contains everything a Boris fan could want, has lots of variety and is recorded/mixed perfectly. I can't stop playing it. Great packaging too.
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