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Boredoms

In their current incarnation as a Krautrock-influenced psychedelic drum circle, Osaka’s Boredoms are one of the planet’s most transcendent live bands. Originally, though, they were one of the most splenetic, as these three reissues from the their labyrinthine catalogue prove. Onanie Bomb (1986), their Western debut, is a hilarious endurance test involving gibbering hardcore, no-wave skronk and?unusual for the avant-garde?an extended burping sequence. By 1992’s fine Pop Tatari, Yamatsuka Eye and his charges are incorporating funk into the exuberant, increasingly musicianly chaos. Chocolate Synthesizer (1994) is, if anything, better still, with elements of the trance-riffing that would come to the fore on 1998’s Super