Boris Archive

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Boris Archive
Boris archive 1.jpg
Live album by Boris
Released 2005
Recorded 1996–2001
Genre Drone doom, noise rock
Length 131:25 (total)
46:00 (volume one)
47:57 (volume two)
37:28 (volume three)
Label aRCHIVE
Producer Scott Slimm
Boris chronology
Sound Track from Film "Mabuta no Ura"
(2005)
Boris Archive
(2005)
Pink
(2005)
Volume Two cover
Volume Three cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
(volume one)
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
(volume two)
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [3]
(volume three)

Boris Archive is a three disc compilation of live material by Japanese band, Boris. The first disc comprises various live renditions of older songs and material from Amplifier Worship and the Boris/Barebones split EP. The second disc is three drumless drone songs. The third disc is a live set consisting of the 65-minute Absolutego and the 70-minute Flood played back-to-back in 37 minutes. Altogether, 600 copies of each disc were pressed with the intention of being sold individually. However, due to strong demand for all three, a set consisting of an obi-style horizontal slipcase enclosing the three discs was created and limited to 320 copies.[4]

All 3 discs of this compilation were re-released together in 2013 through Daymare Recordings with new artwork.[5]

Disc 1: "Live 96-98"[edit]

  1. "Huge" - 10:34
  2. "In Hush" - 0:52
  3. "Soul Search You Sleep" - 8:47
  4. "Vacuum" - 1:43
  5. "Mosquite" - 3:16
  6. "Mass Mercury" - 8:05
  7. "Scar Box" - 4:14
  8. "Hama" - 8:29

Recording[edit]

  • Tracks 1-2 recorded December 21, 1996 at Koenji 20000V
  • Tracks 3-5 recorded June 21, 1996 at Koenji 20000V
  • Tracks 6-7 recorded October 4, 1997 at Shinjyuku Loft
  • Track 8 recorded August 2, 1998 at Koenji 20000V

Disc 2: "Drumless Shows"[edit]

  1. "Huge" - 17:24
  2. "Mosquite" - 20:10
  3. "Vomit Yourself" - 10:23

Recording[edit]

  • Track 1 recorded August 9, 1997 at Nagoya Music Farm
  • Tracks 2-3 recorded August 8, 1997 at Koenji 20000V

Disc 3: "2 Long Songs"[edit]

  1. "Absolutego" - 15:06
  2. "Flood" - 22:22

Recording[edit]

  • Recorded May 3, 2001 at Koenji 20000V

Pressing history[edit]

Year Label Format Country Out of print? Notes
2005 aRCHIVE 3CD U.S. Yes Ltd. 600. 320 have a striped OBI strip to hold them together

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Archive Volume One: Live 96-98 - Boris : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Archive Volume Two: Drumless Shows - Boris : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Archive Volume Three: 2 Long Songs - Boris : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Archive1-6 - The aRCHIVES". Archivecd.com. 2009-02-26. Archived from the original on 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  5. ^ Daymare Recordings listing for Archive I reissue

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