Release Date: May 10, 2005
Record label: Vice
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Experimental
After a long silence -- their last album, Vision Creation Newsun, was issued in the U.S. in 2001 (although it came out in Japan in 1999) -- the Boredoms return with Seadrum/House of Sun, a monolithic two-track slab of cosmic rapture. Packaged in a minimal yet lavish sparkle blue jewel case with silver and gold printed artwork that will break the heart of any buyer unfortunate enough to damage it, the album feels like a release from Sun Ra with Fela as bandleader, and that's without even listening to it! On to the music: the first track is "Seadrum." It opens with a simple vocal that rises and falls like a tide.
Just as they hit warp speed cresting for take-off from Earth’s pull on 1999’s Vision Creation Newsun, Osaka’s Boredoms disappeared in smoke. Remerging on the other end of the telescope as V?redoms, a tribe of drummers under the stewardship of lead Bore Yamatsuka Eye, they have enigmatically issued the new Seadrum/House of Sun long-player under the moniker of Eye’s former terrestrial incarnation. A Japan-only release, it is the group’s first transmissions from their interplanetary sit-in.