Absolutego

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Absolutego
Absolutego.gif
Studio album by Boris
Released 1996
Recorded July 1996 (original)
Sound Square 1997 (Reissue)
Genre Avant-garde metal
Length 60:15 (original)
73:24 (Reissue)
Label Fangs Anal Satan
Southern Lord (SUNN10)
Producer Boris
Boris chronology
Boris/Barebones
(1996)
Absolutego
(1996)
Boris/Tomsk 7
(1997)
Alternative cover
2001 re-release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rate Your Music (3.74/5.0)[2]
SputnikMusic (4/5)[3]

Absolutego is the debut studio album by Japanese avant-garde metal band Boris. It was released in 1996 by Fangs Anal Satan. This album shows inspiration from the Melvins and, most prominently, Earth. Excluding the Merzbow collaboration Sun Baked Snow Cave, it is the only "one-long-song" Boris album that is not broken down into multiple parts.

In 2001 Southern Lord Records re-released this album remastered with an alternative cover and relabeled as Absolutego+ (Special Low Frequency Version) in homage to Earth 2. This reissue included a bonus drone track recorded in 1997; its title would be reused 4 years later for an album also called Dronevil (a trend which continued with two albums titled Heavy Rocks, one in 2002 and another in 2011). Southern Lord also released the 2001 remaster on vinyl in 2011 with new artwork, splitting the title track arbitrarily with cutoffs to fill the first three sides; the fourth side contains the final 9:35 and bonus track "Dronevil 2."

Track listing[edit]

Absolutego
No. Title Length
1. "Absolutego" 60:15
Total length: 60:15
Absolutego+
No. Title Length
1. "Absolutego" 65:34
2. "Dronevil 2" 7:50
Total length: 73:24

Personnel[edit]

Notably, up until Amplifier Worship, Takeshi had been called "Ohtani" and was credited as such on the original release. This would be later corrected in the reissue of the album. The origin of this name is unknown.

  • Takeshi Ohtani - Bass, Vocals
  • Atsuo Mizuno - Drums, Vocals
  • Wata - Guitar, Vocals
  • Kakinuma - Engineer
  • Boris - Producer
  • Just Play Design Uechi - Artwork and Typography (Logo Type)

Pressing History[edit]

Year Label Format Country Out of Print? Notes
1996 Fangs Anal Satan CD Japan Yes Cover depicts a girl holding a large snake; sound quality is tinny and more trebly than future releases
2001 Southern Lord CD-R U.S. Yes Orange jewel box; new cover depicting Wata and guitar; U.S. bonus track
2001 Southern Lord CD U.S. Yes Same cover as limited U.S. pressing, includes bonus track
2010 Southern Lord Vinyl U.S. Yes 2000 Black vinyl, 1000 red vinyl; New cover; Includes bonus track

References[edit]

  1. ^ York, William. Absolutego review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-24.
  2. ^ "Absolutego+". RateYourMusic. RareYourMusic. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Hoch, Anthoney. "Boris Absolutego". Sputnik Music. Sputnik Music. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 

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