Vision Creation Newsun

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Not to be confused with Vision Creation Newsun (EP).
Vision Creation Newsun
Studio album by Boredoms
Released October 27, 1999 (1999-10-27)
Genre Experimental rock, krautrock, post-rock, psychedelic rock
Length 65:51
Label Birdman, WEA Japan
Boredoms chronology
Vision Creation Newsun (EP)
Vision Creation Newsun
Rebore, vol. 1
Box set cover
Cover for the box set version of Vision Creation Newsun.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
NME (9/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10.0)[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Vision Creation Newsun is a 1999 album by Boredoms released by WEA Japan. The standard one-disc edition was released in Japan December 10, 1999 and in the United States the following year by Birdman Records. Vision Creation Newsun was rated #39 in Pitchfork's Top 200 Albums of the 2000s.[5]

Track listing[edit]

With the exception of track #9, each song's title is represented officially by a symbol. When referring to these tracks in print and in MP3 tags, the alternate names (including parentheses) are often used.

No. Title Length
1. "◯" (circle) 13:42
2. "☆" (star) 5:22
3. "♡" (heart) 6:51
4. "Ҩ" (spiral) 6:33
5. "~" (tilde) 6:19
6. "◎" (two circles) 7:21
7. "↑" (arrow up) 6:26
8. "Ω" (omega) 7:36
9. "ずっと" ("Zutto" ("Forever")) 7:31

Limited edition[edit]

The album was originally released with alternative artwork, a second disc, a T-shirt, a sticker, and an electronic device that played sampled frog noises when the box was opened. The second disc contains a 30+ minute live track consisting of an unreleased song and the opening track from the studio disc. The track is bookended by two short edits of tracks from the studio disc.[6]

Disc 2 tracklist
No. Title Length
1. "⊙" (circle with dot) (remix of "☆") 1:28
2. "Boredoms-vcn-disc2-track2.svg" (hourglass/ Boretronix logo) (Live Nov '98 (Osaka City Univ. Outdoor Free Concert)) 35:38
3. "◌" (dotted circle) (remix of "♡") 5:33