Boredoms
Vision Creation Newsun


4.5
superb

Review

by DynamiteKyle USER (5 Reviews)
September 16th, 2012 | 17 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: ...should come as a delight to anyone searching for something different. It's loud, quiet, fast, slow and definitely exciting.

When I downloaded Boredoms' "Vision Creation Newsun", the only info I was privy to was that the band's frontman is Yamantaka Eye, and the weight his name carries. For the unitiated, Mr. Eye is quite the reoccuring figure in extreme music, having worked with John Zorn in Naked City and his own veritable noise disasterpiece Hanatarash (seriously, look up "hanatarash bulldozer") Eye has his wet-concrete footprint in the stuff. This being said, I went into this thing not knowing whether it was going to be a sludge-doom-jazz epic or a sonic barrage of breaking plate glass and shredding sheet metal. Vision Creation Newsun turned out to be what I'll describe as a kickass cross between This Heat, Can, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

The record begins with a whisper and reversed effects, within minutes transforming into a bright sea of cymbal-splashing-psych-guitaring-happy-chantingness and then again changing into tribal drum festivities. This sort of evolution/deconstruction is the thing Boredoms' dreams are made of. Parts on the album reveal hidden string sections, chorused percussive whatevers. The last track prominently features glitched-out vocals and beautiful guitar harmonics. The whole album serves as an aural planescape of psychadelia, and constantly surprises the listener with fascinating sounds and their modulations. I'm a fan.

The aesthetics of Vision Creation Newsun are alive and energetic, it definitely sounds like Eye and his gang had a blast making it. Like its cover art, it's very sunny and fun. It doesn't take itself too seriously, not soaked in the pretense that an experimental rock album of this sort tends to carry.

Vision Creation Newsun isn't a very difficult listen for the open-minded, and should come as a delight to anyone searching for something different. It's loud, quiet, fast, slow and definitely exciting.


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KILL
September 16th 2012


71957 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

hm

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BlueW
September 16th 2012


2102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

great album

SaneTBP
November 14th 2012


1726 Comments


much better than ok

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BigSimo
December 9th 2012


162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

incredible, unique, japan

foxblood
March 20th 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haven't jammed this whole thing in quite some time, stokedd

YankeeDudel
March 20th 2013


9313 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

its the best thing of things

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foxblood
March 20th 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

agreed. i haven't heard it with my new-ish headphones in flac so i might 5 afterwards

YankeeDudel
March 20th 2013


9313 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ha i have nothing in flac man it would take up so much space. is it really worth it?

foxblood
March 20th 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

definitely imo. but depends on how good your equipment is sort of. i have studio headphones and a headphone amp, so if i hear a mp3 in 192kbps i can immediately tell because it sounds like death. the difference between mp3s and flac can be pretty big. and i just really enjoy finding stuff in the best quality possible, just a preference. uses a lot of space for sure but i have the room for now

ProfessorVeerappan
July 3rd 2013


792 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fucking crazy album brings the beast out within
point is there has to be more diverse music like this which keeps the mind looking lurking and then eventually the satisfaction to the end of the search
a beauty a pure doom ish and gloom ish album that simply brings out a cough or wicked smile upon....
enjoy

ShitsofRain
January 24th 2014


5911 Comments


lol circle is godspeed-like

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TheBarber
January 24th 2014


1972 Comments


Cool album

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GrandpaSeth3000
April 4th 2014


367 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Very cool album.

- gs3k

Cygnatti
July 14th 2014


21353 Comments


jams hard

jefflebowski
July 20th 2014


8253 Comments


well this is pretty fucking good

Artuma
July 20th 2014


14333 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

r00lz

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jefflebowski
July 20th 2014


8253 Comments


maybe i'm just a pussy but the addition of actual rhythmic structure to this makes it so much more listenable than super ae



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