Black: Implication Flooding
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Artwork by Fangs Anal Satan.
Live album by Keiji Haino with Boris
Released October 1998
Length 72:41
Producer Boris
Keiji Haino with Boris chronology
Boris / Tomsk-7
Black: Implication Flooding
Amplifier Worship

Black: Implication Flooding is a live album by Keiji Haino in collaboration with Boris. Recorded at 20000V in Tokyo on 30 August 1997 and released in October that year on indie label Inoxia.

Background[edit | edit source]

The flyer for the performance.

As part of Boris' FANGS ANAL SATAN live series the band performed live in a one-off improvised collaboration with Keiji Haino in August 1997, with Haino serving as the bandleader and Boris as backing musicians/improvisers. Originally the set had spanned over two hours (With the original recording even circulating among various trade circles) but the CD cuts down a significant portion of the show to specific edited cuts.

Following Haino's aesthetic of observational, nihilistic song titles and deconstructed drone sounds the sound here deviates into avant-garde, drone, freeform noise and open experimentation. Notably it also serves as Boris' first published collaborative effort.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

  • 1. "A Rise, A Moment Before Something Unexpected Is on the Verge of Starting" (15:24)
  • 2. "Not Knowing If It Will Be Agony or Comfort for Us" (1:28)
  • 3. "Wonder What Colour Would Be Suitable for the Dwelling" (1:50)
  • 4. "The Decision of a Dream Which Will Never Be Completely Red" (2:12)
  • 5. "It Should Be Watched, Not to Fail to Notice These Flashes of an Accusation from Inside" (9:58)
  • 6. "Offer It All Up, Our Madness, That Will Be Crushed on This Land That Has Come to Be Called Chaos Unzipped" (11:43)
  • 7. "From the Distance, With Their Own Gentle Eyes Always Fixed on Us, They Are Affectionately Gazing at the Black: Implication Flooding" (6:28)
  • 8. "Don't Be Cheated by the Oozing Silt from Both of the Accuser and the Accused Which Is Always There, Saying 'Something Have to Be Done'" (11:07)
  • 9. "The Person Who, What Is S/he Like, The One Who Has Been Determined and Prepared" (12:31)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Keiji Haino - electronic sruthi box(1,6), guitar (7,8,9), wave drum (5), ethnic oboe (6), vocal, marshall
  • Wata - guitar, echo, e-bow, orange, matamp
  • Ohtani - bass, vocal, ampeg
  • Atsuo - drums, vocal

References[edit | edit source]

  V·T·E Boris
Current Members WataTakeshiAtsuo
Past Members Nagata • Michio Kurihara
Albums AbsolutegoAmplifier WorshipFloodHeavy RocksAkuma no UtaBoris at Last: FeedbackerThe Thing Which Solomon OverlookedPinkSoundtrack From Film "Mabuta no Ura"DronevilVeinThe Thing Which Solomon Overlooked 2The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked 3SmileAttention PleaseHeavy RocksNew AlbumPräparatNoiseWarpathAsiaUrban DanceDearLφVE & EVφL1985NO
Selected Other Releases Barebones / BorisBoris / Tomsk-7More Echoes, Touching Air LandscapeDamagedScion A/V Remix: Buzz-InJapanese Heavy Rock HitsThe Thing Which Solomon Overlooked ExtraMr. ShortkillHeavyblindPhenomenons DriveSecretsAbsolutego Studio Session 2018
Live Albums & Videos e.prayLive at Shimokitazawa ShelterBootleg - Feedbacker -Wizard's ConventionArchive IHeavy Metal MeLong Hair and TightsSmile -Live At Wolf Creek-Smile Live In PragueLive In Japan: "Smile" World Tour FinalBoris Performing "Flood"Archive IICrossing WaltzBoris Live at Third Man RecordseternityFutomeido
Collaborations Black: Implication FloodingMegatone04092001Sun Baked Snow CaveAltarWalrus & GroonRainbowRock DreamCloud ChamberBXIKlatterEROSGensho2R0I2P0
Associated Bands and Artists Sunn O))) • Merzbow • Keiji Haino • GhostEnsemble PearlInoxia RecordsDiwPhalanx RecordsDaymare RecordingsShe's So Heavy
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