As Diana in Performing Arts can attest, due to my periodic and nerdy nagging, I am really excited about the upcoming Sunn/Boris show at the Walker. Whether you will like it or not, I can’t say, but it does indeed promise to be an experience the likes of which you never have had.
Musically, Boris (making a rare trip to the US from Japan) is all over the map. They certainly tend towards the noisier side of rock, but often offer incredibly beautiful melodic moments as well as some songs that channel all of the best parts of Black Sabbath. Their Akuma No Uta record (Currently available in the Walker shop) covers all of the aforementioned bases and would be a good place to start if you haven’t heard Boris yet.
Sunn is something completely different. If you haevn’t seen Sunn, you haven’t seen anything like Sunn. As their records indicate, “Maximum Volume Yields Maximum Results.” Their live show promises to demonstrate this. Through volume and manipulation of the low-end of the sonic spectrum they create music with a physical presence in the room.
Sunn is just returning from a European tour. Stephen O’Malley, one half of Sunn’s core, has posted some images and video from the tour in the “WORDS” section of his website. Take a look, and you will get a sense of what will grace the Stage at the McGuire on May 25. I can’t wait.
SUNNO))) images courtesy of www.ideologic.org