Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Boredoms

I've always thought that Japanese experimental music might be a good fit for my musical tastes, but I've never really been able to get into it. Japan's a pretty weird place, and their experimental musicians tend to be even weirder. I heard some really cool stuff from a band out of Osaka called The Boredoms last night on WRIU. It was a 20+ minute long jam called Seadrum that featured a lot of throat singing on top of droning jazz/rock beat. It was so cool that I altered my route home so I could hear the end of the song. They're on the Warner Music label in Japan, so I don't know if this can really be considered Japanese experimental music, but their #2 myspace friend is Sun Ra, so that definitely gives them some good experimental music virtual street cred.


Michael David said...

What is your opinion of Captain Funk? Also, what is your opinion of futons?

dhodge said...

Hmm, I had never heard of this Captain Funk fellow until I read your comment. I didn't hear anything on his myspace page that sounded all that interesting. As far as futons are concerned, I ain't have me no futon, I have me a big, king-size bed.