Sunday, April 24, 2016

BOREDOMS (London Scala, 18/04/16)

It appears austerity has even avant-garde Japanese noise bands feeling the pinch, for Boredoms seem to have lost 84 members since I saw their cymbal-centric spectacular at the Barbican. But overall this was a better performance, despite an interminably slow intro involving metal poles being scrapped ad infinitum - once the drumming kicked in and Yamantaka Eye started wailing like a prophet of doom over various electronic blasts, it became as transcendentally hypnotic as their peerless Boredrums shows a few years back. Plus, there was a bit where they poured kitchenware into a speaker cone for percussive reasons, and that was kinda cool.

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