We’re go­ing a lit­tle off the beat­en track here; At­ten­tion Please is the ti­tle track from the 2011 al­bum of the same name by Boris, which Wikipedia de­scribes as an “experimental band”, what­ev­er that mean­s. They are from Ja­pan and play most­ly ex­treme­ly loud drone met­al, but with oc­ca­sion­al ex­cur­sions in­to soft moody stuff, for ex­am­ple this song; they are fab­u­lous mu­si­cian­s.

Attention Please by Boris

Most of Boris’ al­bums are most­ly at­mo­spher­ic gui­tar noise, but the sto­ry I read some­where is that vo­cal­ist/­gui­tarist Wa­ta want­ed to do some croon­ing and the band was OK with that.

Boris have sev­er­al al­bums I whole­heart­ed­ly rec­om­mend; my faves are Aku­ma no Uta and their col­lab­o­ra­tion with Sunn O))), Al­tar, which has an all-star cast and al­so some slight­ly less metal­lic stuff.

I’ve blogged about Boris be­fore in Pho­tos of Wa­ta of Boris and (just last year) Live Me­tal is Bet­ter. Both have some groovy pic­tures, and Wa­ta is su­per pho­to­genic; she just oozes charis­ma.

If they’re com­ing near your town, run don’t walk, go see them. Wear earplugs to pro­tect your hear­ing.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on iTunes, Spo­ti­fy, Ama­zon. As for live video, this per­for­mance is a lit­tle sharper, but this one has a bet­ter look at Wata.

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