Archive for the Boe Category

Review from Foxy digitalis

Posted in Boe, Review on August 8, 2012 by boesounds

Boe “Low Harbour”
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Boe is one Borre Myklebust, a solo artist employing an ofttimes raucous, frenetic percussion technique, punctuating those simultaneously angular and flowing skin pops with a conversational but sparse guitar and rumbling, volcanic bass eruptions.  Those bass bits often distort, leaving me to wonder if that was purposeful or part of the recording process.  I like to think the former because it gives the music, a free-jazz oriented record, an extra dimension of industrial character.   There’s also a fair share of metallic scrapes abrasive enough to send the kinder running into the next room to play their Jonas Brothers records and double-check that they have their purity rings on and that Boe isn’t using them as an orifice of aural fucking.
But back to the guitar.  Do we have a burgeoning Nels Cline on our hands?  No, this isn’t on that level, but the aesthetic sensibilities suggest that, with work and developed chops, these guys could be kindred spirits.
Plenty of outitude here to please improve junkies and free music enthusiasts of various ilk.   7/10 — P. Somniferum (16 June, 2009)

Boe – “Low Harbour”

Posted in Boe, Review on August 7, 2012 by boesounds

From Cracked


Boe – “Low Harbour”
The one thing that keeps repeating in my head while listening is a line from a Tom Waits song: “All I am asking is: How’s it gonna end?” In a more and more frenzied storm of noise, actually. And from there it becomes worse. What a wonderful ride!

Last Breath

Posted in Boe on August 3, 2012 by boesounds

Boe – Last Breath

01 Sea Of The Dead (6:52) 02 Current (6:40) 03 Dead Master (6:57) 04 Untertow (5:26) 05 Storm Is Coming (7:02) 06 Last Breath (8:27)
With “Last Breath” Boe concludes his trilogy of maritime madness that started with “Low Harbour” in 2009, followed by “The Haul” in 2010. Rusted clutter shifing through a restless black sea of improvisation based around guitar and percussion, flawlessy executed by Børre Myklebust, who through these three albums proves himself as a master of cinematic sounds.
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The Haul

Posted in Boe on August 3, 2012 by boesounds

Boe – The Haul

  01 The Haul (3:45)   02 Last Fight (3:07)   03 On The Docks (3:43)   04 Blacksmith (6:18)   05 K-278 Komsomolets (7:48)     06 Fog Horn (7:26)
With “The Haul” Boe continues his saga of nautical nightmares. Through innovative use of drums and percussion he conjures up images of creaking ships drifting across a black sea to meet their certain doom. A malevolent presence lurks beneath the surface, and as you’re pulled under, from somewhere in the deep you can hear the muffled chant of damned souls trapped in sunken ships. There is a strong sense of the open vastness of the submarine world, but at the same time a claustrophobic feeling of being totally engulfed and devoured by the bottomless darkness. Enjoy this atmospheric and brilliant piece of improvisation.
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Low Harbour

Posted in Boe on August 3, 2012 by boesounds

       Boe – Low Harbour


01 Black Sea 02 Sounds From Low Harbour 03 Sauls Barrow 04 Seven 05 Thieves 06 Transmission (1946)

We are very happy to be presenting an album from a local artist. “Low Harbour” is the debut album from Bergen’s very own Boe. His main devices are percussion, bass and guitars. The album is a collection of 6 improvised tracks.  Lean back and evoke black and white images of stormy weather, looming shadows and a misty old seaside town.

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Posted in Boe on August 3, 2012 by boesounds

Boe (aka Børre Myklebust) is a multi-instrumentalist from Bergen, Norway