Boris Shine Bright on 2022 finisher, Fade
2022 marks the 30th anniversary Boris; a year of upheaval as the first post-pandemic year. This year, Boris put out the albums W and Heavy Rocks (2022) in succession, and, for the first time in three years, went on tour overseas, playing “rock-like” shows that garnered reactions from around the world exceeding those prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was also the year Boris realized that – along with music culture itself – they strive toward the future and have acquired new possibilities for heavy music. As a conclusion to these 30 years, Fade is released as the latest album under the moniker of Boris.
Informed by the massive sounds of drone metal, this new release is “…not bound by concepts of rock and music in general, but could rather be said to be a documentary of the world plunged into the chaotic age of Boris moving forward,” the band comments.
They continue, “Break into the present, post-pandemic era. Memories of the world wrapped in disorder and uncertainty already bring feelings of nostalgia. Every individual was cut off from society, but now have returned as one.
Among that disorder like a primitive scenery, did you have fear? Did you doze off? Or in an extreme state of mind, did you even feel some comfort in the solitude?
Among that disorder, did you make eye contact with yourself, or did you not experience such a moment?
Now, wrapped in a thunderous roar, your whole body will be caressed on the way to awakening. Morning comes.”
Fade track listing:
chapter 1: gekkou no irie -howling moon, melting sun
chapter 2: michikusa
chapter 3: (nanji, sashidasareta te wo tsukamu bekarazu)
chapter 4: marine snow
epilogue: a bao a qu -infinite corridor-
afterword: buried in marine snow
takeshi: vocals & guitar
wata: guitar, music box & echo
atsuo: drums & electronics
recording: fangsanalsatan at sound square 2020
mastering: soichiro nakamura at peace music 2022