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Osaka, Japan (1986 – present)

Boredoms (sometimes known as V∞redoms) are a psychedelic/ noise rock group from Osaka, Japan. The band was officially formed in 1986, although some date the band to bedroom tape experiments from 1982.
In a career spanning over 20 years the group has undergone multiple changes in line-up, sound and philosophy. Beginning as a dada ‘no-core’ noise-punk outfit, transmuting into psychedelic krautrockers, their more recent records have been largely based around repetitive minimalism, ambient music, and tribal drumming , most recently appearing in a radically stripped down set-up featuring three drummers with singer Eye making interesting noises over the top.

The band has a vast and sometimes confusing discography. Many band members have rotated through the group over the years, often using a number of various stage names. Singer Yamantaka Eye is the closest the band has to a frontman; his style includes a range of baffling screams, babbling, electronic effects, and very heavy post-production. Drummer/singer/trumpeter Yoshimi P-We has also featured on most Boredoms recordings.

The group’s members have all taken part in myriad side-projects (Seiichi Yamamoto’s ROVO, Eye’s work with John Zorn and Yoshimi P-We’s OOIOO being the most notable) and the group itself divides it’s releases between ‘official’ Boredoms records and an experimental ‘Super Roots’ Series. Group members also soundtracked the notorious Miike film, “Ichi the Killer”, using the name “Karera Musication”. All of this makes a complete Boredoms discography nigh-on impossible. The one constant throughout is their virtually unclassifiable music and infectious sense of joy.

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  • JamesHippieKid

    Boredoming to Boredoms with Boredoms in the in Boredoms. What a Boredoms.

    14 Apr 3:17pm Reply
  • Abroxas

    Listening to Boredoms with Boredoms in background. What an experience.

    13 Apr 11:29am Reply
  • LukarioXO

    Listening to music with Boredoms in background. What an experience.

    7 Apr 3:05pm Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Playing SNES games with Boredoms in background. What an experience.

    30 Mar 4:32am Reply
  • deadite137

    leaking tattered notebook paper light stained overexposed shattered noise soaked broken butterfly kisses drone if.there.is.still.light https://spinalchord13.bandcamp.com/album/if-there-is-still-light

    22 Mar 1:21am Reply
  • the_Bloody

    Watching movies with Boredoms in background. What an experience.

    13 Mar 4:19pm Reply
  • comate11

    I recommend to listen soundtrack from "ICHI THE KILLER" awesome stuff !!!

    11 Mar 8:54pm Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    More people need to listen to Z-Rock Hawaii! They only have 2,000 listeners on here?! Ween + Boredoms = Yessss.

    27 Feb 4:11pm Reply
  • Wondermoose

    Shrooms prolly would help tho. Anndd "Iwonder if Eye ever wakes up at night and thinks, "Today could be the day I could start a brand new album that would be amazing and make the world an all-around better place," then goes "nah," and goes back to bed" [4]

    26 Feb 9:29pm Reply
  • plaschik

    I wonder if Eye ever wakes up at night and thinks, "Today could be the day I could start a brand new album that would be amazing and make the world an all-around better place," then goes "nah," and goes back to bed. [3]

    6 Feb 4:26am Reply
  • Rezzo64

    I wonder if Eye ever wakes up at night and thinks, "Today could be the day I could start a brand new album that would be amazing and make the world an all-around better place," then goes "nah," and goes back to bed. [2]

    16 Jan 2:39am Reply
  • Rezzo64

    You don't need to be on 'shrooms to enjoy the intensity of the SPIRAL

    16 Jan 2:11am Reply
  • Massive_Anus

    (spiral) confirmed for greatest headphone listen of all time on mushrooms.

    13 Jan 9:59pm Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    A band I'm mad at myself for not spending more time with.. Always loved Eye, I just don't know why I've neglected them for so long.

    3 Jan 10:28am Reply
  • oaquard

    "VCN is all texture and blip bloop woosh with no ideas (a bad thing)." ahaha what the heck does this even mean? But yeah no I don't see how any creative output could be lacking in idea, no matter how hard it tries to leave ideation behind (which boredoms are probably trying to do now that I think about it, interesting).

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • autumn-fall

    super! ♥

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • PolarVeal

    is all good, you know

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ElizaCummings

    <3

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    "Super Ae is the original (and I think far superior) VCN." Super ae is all ideas and very little coherency (not a bad thing). VCN is all texture and blip bloop woosh with no ideas (a bad thing).

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Yogurt-Stench

    Rebore volume 0 is so good!

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
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