Difficulty arises when one tries to articulate the shear brilliance of masters at work. The masters that I refer to in this instance are the musical geniuses that are the members of the band known as "BORIS." I've seen amazing things in my life and I've seen gifted musicians destroy time and time again. But I say, with the utmost sincerity and honesty, that the performance that I saw last night far surpassed any type of excellent performance I thought possible. BORIS is everything that a musical performance should be and in it is their idea of a average performance that true excellency is found.
The band walked on stage with nothing more that a few choice words to each other and the mandatory "Check! Check! Check, 1,2." Boris couldn't really talk given that they had to unload what seemed like 100 pieces of small musical equipment, each being completely unique and singular to each specific band member. The bits and pieces BORIS brought out were assembled before a truly ordinate stack of rare amplification systems ranging from "SUN O)))" stacks to "Fender Twin Reverb Amps", all of which are hella rare and damn near impossible to find in working condition these days.
After setting up a altogether legendary set up of weird pedals and cool switches, the band began to turn on their instruments. What happened in the next two hours completely blew my mind and left me with a redefined view of what a good performance is. BORIS went all out! Going from insanely groovy, rock and roll parts, to mind numbingly peaceful and serene slow jams. Fucking Unbelievable! The band acted as one, knowing when to slow down, speed up, and emphasize melodies. The drummer sat higher than the rest of the band, and from the high perch the drum-set he was using would shot clouds of eerie and epic smoke. The smoke only made the band seem cooler, as for good periods of time the only thing you could really make out was the awesome shapes of BORIS making sounds that I didn't even think possible.
Boris made music that I didn't think would work or even be played live. I rocked out and was star struck all at the same time. The band moved the crowd, while they them selves hardly moved at all. The entire performance consisted of BORIS making almost no facial expression what so ever...But I don't think they could have. Honestly, I am sure that they are just as captivated by their music as the rest of the crowd is. What BORIS does is fucking great. They are the answer to the world's problems and I am going to try as hard as I can to see BORIS as many times as I can before I die. Since that show I have become a fucking huge fan. I wish I could explain more, but it was something you had to see. The epic silhouettes of BORIS rocking, the mind obliterating sounds, the energy, the feeling of the hairs on your arms standing up in salute of the fucking colossal bass. It's a beautiful thing. BORIS is god!
Torche put on a performance that, in its own right rocked the shit out of anything. I feel that BORIS did a better job not because they are a altogether better band, but rather , what they do is a bit more spiritual and transcendent then what Torche does. Torche is an amazing band, literally inches away from BORIS status in my book. Its just BORIS is soo god damn good...WHAT THE FUCK! Torche put on a performance that has topped 98% of all performances I've seen this year. And everyone at that show would agree with me that the show wasn't a case of one band getting blown out of the water and and another band getting all the glory. The entire show was, instead, a immaculate collaboration of great artists blowing minds with effortless grace and style. Without question best show I've ever been to in my life. Rainbow-Boris