Jump to content

Michio Kurihara (with Boris) Fuzz


andtrea
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Members

Hello to everyone.

It's about two weeks that I can't stop to listen the new Boris album. I love it but now I'm desperate 'cause there are incredible (and for now) unique sounds.

I knew the mega-sludge-drone-stoner power of Boris but reading over webzines and album reviews everyone was speaking only about the "legendary japanese guitar player Michio Kurihara", that I never heard before.

Well, in this record Boris are strangely quiet and at about 2:10 of the second track (Rainbow, like the album title) I had the illumination.

 

Listen to the tracks Rainbow and Starship Narrator, or the You Laughed Like a Water Mark solo HERE...

 

So I start searching all over the web and the only picture of Michio's gear is THIS

and that little stompbox with 5 knobs...mmm :wink: Fuzz Factory? Scrambler?

 

I already own a hand-made fuzz pedal (the italian t-fuzz), and I am very satisfied about it, but I can't get "octave interpolation" (fantastic english, I know).

Do you think it is possible with Fuzz Factory to get that incredible sound? Or is a combination of different effects?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Wow, I already knew the Boris setup. but thanks anyway for the great pics.

 

The mystery for me is the ultra-acid fuzz (with octave modulation sometimes, I can't really understand) of Michio Kurihara solos that I linked.

 

* Does anybody know if there are real sound or realibility differences between the Vexter and the Handpainted series? (over the official words of Z.Vex 'cause I am thinking to buy a Vexter one veeery seriously.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

i've had vexters and handpainted - no difference other than the paint. go vexter.

 

thanks for the post with the clips of that album - i liked it enough to order it. i had always been a bit lukewarm about boris' collaboration cd's (merzbow, keiji haino, even the one with sunn), but that one pretty much seems like it rules.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

The album with Michio Kuihara rules. I'm a huge fan of both artists.

Michio plays in Ghost and he used to be in a couple of bands in the 90s (White Heaven, Marble Sheep). The Japanese made the BEST psych rock in the 90s.

 

If you like this collaboration, get Michio's solo album from last year. It's called Sunset Notes. Awesome guitar playing on it.

 

And Drag City is putting Rainbow out in May. Right now it's a pricy Japanese import.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Various incarnations of her rig:

 

I think he was referring to Michio Kurihara's gear, not Wata's.

 

When he played with Ghost and Stars, he was known to use a Bee-Baa pretty frequently. Some of the tones on Rainbow sound to me like they could be from a Bee-Baa. Others sound like fairly standard Muff tones, but I'm guessing those are mostly from Wata.

 

That's such a great album, one of the few Boris collaborations that's as good as, if not better than, their solo stuff.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

voerking: Boris are fantastic, they change musical genre and partners every three months, but every record is a new masterpiece :) .

 

Fuzzinator: I'll get that album, for sure.

I know Ghost too, they made the best record of 2004 according to the mad hitlist of Piero Scaruffi (link) , one of most important (and discussed) italian rock critic).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...