- Audio CD (August 2, 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Allegro Corporation
- ASIN: B0007NA14K
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #513,472 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Boris At Last - Feedbacker
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So by calling Feedbacker one of their magnum opus albums, I mean to bring light to the fact that they have a few albums that play out as one long hour long song. They have albums that are more track by track oriented, such as their latest album Pink, but albums like Absolutego, Flood, Amplifier Worship, and this album Feedbacker, are musical mission statements...
I can spare youthe details if every album and tell you that A) they are all different from each other, and B) you should look them up and read the reviews that people wrote, and finally C) they are all amazing in their own way.
Feedbacker though is easily the most psychedelic of these albums. It is a 5 part ride through some of the most overwhelming feedback swells and also some of the most drugged out space rock on this, the darkest side of the moon. Yes the Floyd reference is there for a reason. This is a wonderful complete album bookended with feedback and filled with soaring gorgeous songs with a weight that belies this worlds own gravity.Read more ›
Just as a forewarning, this album does take patience to fully digest, as it's essentially ONE, 43 minute long song. It's definitely not for people who are looking for more song-oriented material, who may skip certain songs if they dislike them on first or second play-through. Feedbacker must be heard in it's entirety, otherwise the album won't make any sense and you'll belittle the experience you get when the album's closer tunes you out. It is split into 5 parts, although the five parts are strongly woven together.
I award this album 5 stars because of where the album takes you on its 43 minute quest. It opens silently, builds you up for a payoff throughout most of Part I, yet it teases you and never really explodes. Part II is so relaxing for the first half that you can easily daydream to it, go somewhere peaceful in your head. The other half of Part II is where Takeshi's vocals come in finally, and the guitars drown you out into almost a dreamlike place. The loud feedback ending Part II leads you into Part III seamlessly, and sends you off really quick for a true beating . This is where Feedbacker begins to take a more rock out-oriented mold. Part III begins with noise and distortion, and takes you on a quest to a truly amazing place with Takeshi on full vocals blaring his guitar, and Wata providing some truly chaotic wailing with her feedback. Atsuo only makes it better with his great, frantic drumming and vocals to complement the action.Read more ›
No wonder each of the previous reviewers gave this five stars - this album is one of Wata, Atsuo and Takeshi's best releases (this is certainly also the case for lower-case boris' as well). "Feedbacker" is reproduced in a somewhat shorter version on the live-with-Merzbow "Rock Dream," it's one of that double disc's standout tracks as well.
The swells and crashes of feedback are worth the admission alone but MY favorite "movement" is PartII. Beautiful, dreamy music that does ultimately end in a carsh is what I picture in my head as my "Life Theme" music.
ALSO do NOT miss a chance to see Boris live. They are not to be missed! If you dig Boris at all be sure to search out Acid Mother's Temple, Kinski and Bardo Pond just to name a few equally talented Psychedelic experiences!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Requirements: Heavy vinyl... Analog amp... Very f$%*ing LOUD! Brilliant!
Boris at their best.
UNBELIEVABLY GREAT CD. GORGEOUS VOER OF WATA. GUITARISTS EXTREME EXCELLENCEPublished 22 months ago by the Citizen
Just mind-blowing, brilliantly executed music mixed with feedback.
Drone at its best.
Just for the excellent sleeve I would get this.
Feedbacker at last
Just get it
no it aint boring
No its not just Drone. Read more
long builds with big payoffs... this is an album for guitar lovers. don't expect the speed and diversity of boris' excellent pink. this is epic psychedelia in five movements.Published on February 10, 2008 by Matthew D. McMahan
This is the best of the Boris 'epic' experimental albums that I've heard. If you love 'Pink' & 'Akuma No Uta' you'll love this..Published on November 29, 2007 by Luke A. Vanstan
This is quite possibly my favorite Boris album. Unlike some of their other one-song albums (Flood, Absolutego), this one manages to hold my attention for its entire duration. Read morePublished on August 13, 2007 by Scott Richardson