Boomkat Product Review:
*Now Reissued At Midprice* Out of print for far too long and getting the deluxe treatment from those nice chaps over at Very Friendly (maybe they really are... who knows?) comes the seventh instalment in Japanese super-group the Boredoms' incredibly good collection of oddities entitled 'Super Roots'. This particular disc sees the band moving into a new and shockingly good direction, and after experimenting with drones and hiccupping radio-static on 'Super Roots 6', we now catch the band in full-on freak-out Kraut-rock mode. This is space rock as space rock should sound, all pounding percussion and triumphant synthesizers aimed squarely at stadium devastation. Seriously it's almost impossible not to get a kick out of playing the track '7' at high volumes with a cup of generic alcoholic substance in one hand, fist clenched on the other, and that's really what you want from the Boredoms. Visceral, enjoyable and occasionally tongue-in-cheek (yep the track does go into thrash metal for a while...) this is easily one of the finest moments in the band's huge sprawling catalogue and would be a damn fine place to start for those of you who maybe haven't tasted the illicit delights of Japanese space-rawk. Absolutely crackers, and all the better for it - get in!