Boris Launch Extensive 'Archive' Project

The six-volume series will bring back long out-of-print releases from the Japanese rock heroes
Boris Launch Extensive 'Archive' Project
If you've been wanting more Boris in your life, you're about to get some. In fact, you're about to get more Boris than you can likely handle.

Today the Japanese rock experimenters have announced a sprawling Archive series, which will be made up of six releases.

Boris will start rolling out the project on their Bandcamp on Friday (August 7). From there, the releases will flow out during the course of several months, bringing past limited releases back to life.

The project will run from Volume Zero to Five, with six releases in total making up the Bnadcamp project. Among the releases are rare demo sets, live albums and other hard-to-find Boris material.

"Getting a glimpse at a piece of the band from the Boris Book of Genesis to the present, these are some precious recordings indeed," a press release promises.

Down below, you can see an extensive breakdown of each volume of the series.

News of the Archive project follows the band's recent album NO.
 
Boris Archive Volume Zero "Early Demo"
 
9 songs selected and compiled from 3 independently produced demo tapes, from the early period of Boris's formation. The final 10th track, "Soul Search You Sleep," was recorded in 1996 during Boris's first tour of the US west coast, and has been brought out of a long slumber to complete Volume Zero.
(Originally released on March 5, 2014. Included in Archive 2, limited to 1,000 copies)
 
1. Loudd
2. AYA
3. Spell Down
4. Nods
5. Scar Box
6. Mosquito
7. Matozoa
8. Deep Sucker
9. Water Porch
10. Soul Search You Sleep
 
Track 1,2 from 1st Demo 1993
Track 3,4 from 2nd Demo 1993
Track 5-9 from 3rd Demo 1994
 
Recording Engineered by Kokage
Mixed by fangsanalsatan
 
Track 10 Recorded at Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA. Mar 1st & 2nd 1996
 
Takeshi: Bass & Vocal 
Wata: Guitar & Echo 
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal
Nagata: Drums(Track 2,3,4,6,7,8,9)
 
Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan 
Produced by Boris 
 
 
Boris Archive Volume One "Live 96-98"
 
Originally released in 2005 from the US label "aRCHIVE," limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. Compiled from live recordings during Boris's "Power Violence" period 1996 - 1998, including songs from the 1998 studio album "Amplifier Worship" and Archive Volume Zero "Early Demo."
(Reissued as part of Archive 1 on March 5, 2014. Limited to 1,000 copies)
 
1. Huge
2. In Hush
3. Soul Search You Sleep
4. Vacuuum
5. Mosquito
6. Mass Mercury
7. Scar Box
8. Hama
 
Track 1,2 Recorded at Koenji 20000V 21st Dec 1996
Track 3,4,5 Recorded at Koenji 20000V 21st June 1996
Track 6,7 Recorded at Shinjuku Loft 4th Oct 1997
Track 8 Recorded at Koenji 20000V 2nd Aug 1998
 
Takeshi: Bass & Vocal 
Wata: Guitar & Echo 
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal
 
Re-Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan 
Produced by Boris 
 
 
Boris Archive Volume Two "Drumless Shows"
 
Originally released in 2005 from the US label "aRCHIVE," limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. Includes 2 songs recorded live from Boris's 1998 studio album "Amplifier Worship" and 1 song from "Early Demo," all arranged for a drumless performance. The beginning of Drone Metal history in 1997.
(Reissued as part of Archive 1 on March 5, 2014. Limited to 1,000 copies)
 
1. Huge
2. Mosquito
3. Vomitself
 
Track 1 Recorded at Nagoya Music Farm 9th Aug 1997
Sound Engineer: Yukihito Okazaki (from ETERNAL ELYSIUM)
 
Track 2,3 Recorded at Koenji 20000V 8th Aug 1997
 
Takeshi: Bass & Vocal 
Wata: Guitar & Echo 
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal
 
Re-Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan 
Produced by Boris  
 
 
Boris Archive Volume Three "2 Long Songs"
 
Originally released in 2005 from the US label "aRCHIVE," limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. A precious live recording from their early days, of Boris's 1996 debut single song release, "Absolutego," and "flood," released in 2000, performed live together as "1 song, 1 production."  
(Reissued as part of Archive 1 on March 5, 2014. Limited to 1,000 copies)
 
1. Absolutego
2. flood
 
Recorded at Koenji 20000V 3rd May 2001
 
Takeshi: Bass & Vocal 
Wata: Guitar & Echo 
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal
 
Re-Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan 
Produced by Boris
 
 
Boris Archive Volume Four "Evil Stack Live"
 
Full set live recording that was broadcast on Japanese government-owned radio. The setlist is compiled from songs representative of their "Uppercase BORIS" distinction, including tracks from "Heavy Rocks" (2002) and "Akuma no Uta" (2003).
(Originally released on March 5, 2014. Included in Archive 2, limited to 1,000 copies)
 
1. Heavy Friends
2. Korosu
3. Ibitsu
4. Death Valley
5. Naki Kyoku
6. Furi
7. Akuma no Uta
8. Dyna-Sore
9. 1970
 
Recorded at NHK Tokyo 15th May 2003
Sound Engineer: Yasuaki Satake
 
Takeshi: Bass, Guitar & Vocal 
Wata: Guitar & Echo 
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal
 
Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan 
Produced by Boris  
 
 
Boris Archive Volume Five "Pink Days"
 
Recorded live in New York during Boris's 2006 US tour. Selections from  "dronevil" "mabuta no ura" and "Akuma no Uta" combined with songs from "PINK," during the period of its release that transmits wild enthusiasm; the songs in this full set recording could even be called their greatest hits.
(Originally released on March 5, 2014. Included in Archive 2, limited to 1,000 copies)
 
1. Blackout
2. PINK
3. Woman on the Screen
4. Nothing Special
5. ibitsu
6. Electric
7. A Bao A Qu
8. the evilone which sobs
9. Akuma no Uta
10. Just Abandoned My-Self
11. Farewell
 
Recorded at New York 31st May 2006 
Sound Engineer: Randall Dunn
 
Takeshi: Bass, Guitar & Vocal
Wata: Guitar & Echo 
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal
 
Mixing: fangsanalsatan
Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan 
Produced by Boris