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Trip Out on Boris’ “満ち草 -michikusa-” Music Video

Boris has dropped their new, animated “満ち草 -michikusa-” music video, a collaboration with award-winning director/animator Nalani Williams.



Boris, photo by Yoshihiro Mori

Boris has dropped their new, animated “満ち草 -michikusa-” music video, a collaboration with award-winning director/animator Nalani Williams.

The animated work is a depiction of an expanded surrealistic world visualizing a song off of Boris’ most recent album, fade, which is the third album they released last year for their 30th anniversary as a band. The video is a work of art made using scrupulous frame-by-frame stop-motion animation.

Squealing and warped by a tremolo arm, continuously surfacing and sinking, this is the world weaved from the composition titled “michikusa.” Squirming through a beautifully hellish landscape made of skin and bone, mysterious beings battle for dominance in the never-ending cycle of life and death… or perhaps in between.

The video imagery was made seamlessly with various techniques such as stop motion, hand-drawn animation and painting, conjures up a heteromorphic new world synchronizing with Boris, a band whose sound freely traverses genres.

Released digitally last December via Bandcamp, fade arrives on double LP format today. The deluxe, 180g vinyl release comes in pink and black variants with a laminated gatefold jacket. The albums were manufactured by Third Man Pressing and released by fangsanalsatan, and are available for pre-order through Sacred Bones.

The band comments on the album:

“[fade is]…not bound by concepts of rock and music in general, but could rather be said to be a documentary of the world plunged into the chaotic age of boris moving forward,”

Europe/UK Tour Dates:

29/04 – DE Karlsruhe, Dudefest @ Jubez *
30/04 – FR Paris, Les Cuizines Chelles *
02/05 – IR Cork, Cyprus Avenue *
03/05 – IE Dublin, Button Factory *
04/05 – UK Belfast, Black Box *
05/05 – UK Glasgow, Room 2 *
06/05 – UK Settle, Victoria Hall *
07/05 – UK London, Desertfest
09/05 – DE Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal *
10/05 – BE Antwerp, Trix *
11/05 – NL Haarlem, Patronaat *
12/05 – DE Hamburg, Hafenklang *
13/05 – DK Copenhagen, A Colossal Weekend *
15/05 – NO Oslo, Bla *
16/05 – NO Oslo, Bla *
17/05 – SE Stockholm, Debaser *
19/05 – FI Helsinki, Sonic Rites ^
20/05 – EE Tallinn, Sveta ^
21/05 – LV Riga, Tu Jau Zini Kur ^
22/05 – LT Vilnius, SODAS 2123 ^
23/05 – PL Warsaw, Proxima ^
24/05 – PL Krakow, Kwadrat ^
25/05 – CZ Brno, Kabinet Muz ^
26/05 – AT Innsbruck, Heart of Noise Festival
27/05 – CH Fribourg, Fri-Son ^
28/05 – IT Turin, Jazz Is Dead
29/05 – IT Bologna, Freakout Club ^
30/05 – IT Milan, Legend Club ^
01/06 – ES Barcelona, Primavera Sound
03/06 – PT Lisbon, ZDB
04/06 – PT Braga, Gnration
08/06 – ES Madrid, Primavera Sound

* w/ Pupil Slicer
^ w/ Asunojokei

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