button BOOM BOOM SATELLITES @ Ebisu Liquidroom (9th May. '05)

A Final Episode More Than Satisfying...
Boom Boom Satellites' Latest Reality Of Elevating Pleasures

They do say it's not what happens to you that matter most, but it's what you do when things happen to you that really does. Life's tests, the handling of adversity, either real or imagined, whether obstacles or disappointments, duly require a resiliency of unwavering inner strength to pull through undoubtedly. Certainly something that all can relate to in some way shape or form in describing their latest realities found either by choice and/or combined with chance. And in conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Siths, much could be equally speculated about Boom Boom Satellites' 4th album 'Full Of Elevating Pleasures' as well as for their crucial tour finale.

After a slow, disappointing start as with the first 2 Star Wars episodes from the latest trilogy, Boom Boom Satellites aggressively launched a no-holds barred tempo-setting tour offensive this April amidst sluggish sales to raise the stakes. Never dissuaded in the face of skeptics that's become a hallmark of theirs since their inception back in the mid 90's, Masayuki Nakano (bass, programming) and Michiyuki Kawashima (vocals, guitar) along with longtime anchor Naoki Hirai (drums) simply put their combined skills into overdrive, once again showing that their opening night triumph that unleashed their latest burgeoning drum 'n' bass electro-rock rebellion was no one battle victory fluke. Their growing popular resistance, like any, created a liberating ruckus as word spread throughout and sold out shows ensued in their 10-date nationwide tour that ended this night in utter communal conviction and wild anticipation for a massive continual dispersion of their gospel at this summer's Fuji Rock (www.fujirockfestival.com).

With a bookend to bookend solidity an obvious modus operandi for Boom Boom Satellites, no filler nor idle chat were present once again with the square focus in taking you to their solar system as Liquid Room's overflowing floor into the outer perimeters ebbed and flowed in perfect hypnotic synchronization to this trio's sixteen cut tapestry. Opening with 'Pleasures' marching "Ride On," Satellites' long crusade to thread drum 'n' bass, funk seamlessly together began in earnest with no looking back as Naoki's repeating strikes to his snare led into Masayuki's chunky, digging lines as the troopers inside Liquid Room began their march as Michiyuki hurled his orders to stay the course.

Yet, if anything else, Boom Boom Satellites, purportedly like Revenge Of The Siths, drove further on, going heavier, deeper for maximum results. Channeling their coalescing strength swiftly into the searching drum 'n' bass sprawl of "Rise And Fall" with a further elongated, layered intro as Masayuki jumped about infectiously to the immense delight of all on the floor who followed suit relentlessly for tracks on end through the Gary Numanesque, stop-start manic electro drum 'n' bass convergence of "Spine" to then give a temporary relief with an octave up rendition of the acoustic and vocally-focused "Let It All Come Down." A short reprise on an otherwise full on advancement with successive waves of productive assaults, these three increasingly stirred subjects inside Liquid Room. While Michiyuki proclaims, "I got my back on the wall!" they mercilessly tear through "Moment I Count" in making it evident that every little counts in small amounts, but there is nothing small in the scale or scope of their assault on the senses in this finale. It is total and whole.
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buttonmag files : Boom Boom Satellites

buttonA Final Episode More Than Satisfying... (05/05/09 @ Ebisu Liquidroom) : review by michael
buttonダンスフロアで昇りつめろ! (05/05/09 @ Ebisu Liquidroom) : review by nob
buttonThe Little Things (05/04/29 @ Shibuya AX) : review by shawn, photo by saya38
button楽しみはこれから (05/04/29 @ Shibuya AX) : review by nob, photo by saya38
buttonphoto report (05/04/29 @ Shibuya AX) : photo by saya38
buttonAn Ongoing 8 Year-Old Reality Of Superfluous Elevating Pleasures... Boom Boom Satellites Christen Their Latest Most Welcomed Hedonistic Chapter (05/04/07 @ Ebisu Liquidroom) : review by michael
buttonこれはロックンロールですよ (04/11/30 @ Daikanyama UNIT) : review by joe, photo by saya38
button「コンピュータが作った音」なんて存在しない (03/12/24 @ Shibuya Club Quattro) : review by nob, photo by hiroqui
button音楽による未体験ゾーンでの戯れ.. (03/12/22 @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro) : review by nob, photo by hiroqui

The official site :



the latest album


previous works


(US import / UK import / 国内盤)

"Spine" (MAXI)
"アップルシード オリジナル・サウンドトラック"(通常盤 / 限定盤)
"Sloughin'" (MAXI)
"On The Painted" (MAXI)
"On the Painted Desert" (US import)
" OUT LOUD" (国内盤, US import, UK import)
" Push Eject(MAXI)" (国内盤, UK import)
" ジョイライド"
" 7 Ignitions : Auto Rebirth" (UK import)

check the albums?



buttonA Global-A-Go-Go Tune-Up In Effervescence For A Slightly Slimmed Down 26-Piece Shibusa Shirazu : Shibusa Shirazu (13th Apr. '05 @ Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe)
buttonAn Ongoing 8 Year-Old Reality Of Superfluous Elevating Pleasures... Boom Boom Satellites Christen Their Latest Most Welcomed Hedonistic Chapter : Boom Boom Satelites (7th Apr. '05 @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
buttonA 10 Plus Year Gestation Of International Minor Threats Collectively Hit Tokyo : The Dillinger Escape Plan
with Melt-Banana and EMOK (10th Mar. '05 @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonFilthy, Gorgeous And Utterly Magnifique In An Most Aptly Titled Venue... : Scissor Sisters (25th Feb. '05 @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonAn Inaugural Tokyo Come Together For Now And Forever... : The Delgados with Autour de Lucie(16th Feb. '05 @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonAnother Day, Another Earned... : Hatebreed (12th Feb. '05 @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonYou Can't Stop Thinking About Her... : Rachael Yamagata (31st Jan. '05 @ Shibuya Club Quattro)


buttonThird Time More Than The Charm Elvis & His Imposters Walk Freely As A Local City-Smashing Legend Would : Elvis Costello (14th Dec. '04 @ Tokyo Koseinenkin Kaikan)
buttonFREEWHEELIN' IN THE EAST : Cat Power and Women & Children (2nd Jun. '04 @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonBreaking From The Mold Of Bouncing Souls amp; Goldfinger : MEST and GOB (20th Jan. '04 @ Shibuya AX)


buttonAn Easy Peaceful Feeling Made Possible In Central Tokyo : String Cheese Incident (13th Apr @ Shibuya AX)
buttonTrue Seafarers: Vast, Vibrant And Everpresent As Their Name Befits Are The Coral : The Coral (20th Apr @ Shinjuku Liquid Room)
buttonFar From Lost Is This Enchanted Wizard Of Rhythm : BECK (1st Apr @ Nihon Budokan)
buttonno title : Johnny Marr amp; The Healers (1st Mar @ Shinjuku Liquid Room)
buttonno title : Sonic Youth with Metalchicks (18th Feb @ Akasaka Blitz)
buttonno title : The Parkinsons with Beehive, Wakusei, and Jig Head (20th Jan @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonno title : The Jeevas (14th Jan @ Shibuya AX)

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