Bōkōyume presents their debut full length noise pop release on the obscure electronics label Lovecrypt.
“Main idea for this record was to make a subversion of modern “noise record” standards.
Most noise artists are just trying to be as abrasive and hardcore as possible, i think that they are doing it wrong. There’s lack of diversity and creativity within the genre.
To use elements of pop music, or to actually use pop music as a manifestation tool, i have only seen that on BiS階段 albums, but the problem with them was, there wasn’t any message behind it, just a way to profit on making an idol album that’s a bit more unique than the rest of idol scene. Well, my philosophy is to mash these things together and show that they actually work with each other quite well. It’s a very personal album, that’s in a way a continuation of my first ep, in themes as in feelings that i tried to subdue.”
From our premiere for the track “Lovebites”
Bōkōyume mutates j-pop melodies and media samples through overdrive and distortion effects, fed-back into themselves to create hypnotic layers of noise reminiscent of the more structured expressions of the Onkyo music movement (Onkyokei). I’m also reminded of the early works of industrial pioneers such as NON and Nurse with Wound in their destruction and reconstruction of pop music into layered abstract loops. Both “Lovebites” and “Instant Noodles Museum in Yokohama” showcase a more industrial element, with bass-heavy percussions and moments of arrhythmic stuttering. Listeners will find themselves phasing in and out of existential slumber with visions of exotic lands made unnerving through contaminated underwater transmissions. Settle into that awkward space between channels, signals intermingling like a sonic orgy, massaging your spine until they dig into a pain receptor, sending a sonic blast of aural pain.
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