BORIS with MICHIO KURIHARA (GHOST, WHITE HEAVEN, DAMON & NAOMI) - a not unlikely combination, but who thought it would happen? Yet they play with such fantastic harmony. Rainbow is not just a perfect combination; it is a meeting place, with all players aligned in a singular cause - to make a album that elevates us and them. For such a formidable combine of noise-making rock and rollers, there is much open space here. Sometimes akin to a topless chasm extending forth into the firmament, Rainbow is also a horizonless atmosphere, with Boris’ spacious trio creation scorched by traces of Kurihara’s skywriting guitar leads - make no mistake: the album is not without its moments of speaker-shredding intensity. Is elegance a word for Boris? They array their rock with great care, and Kurihara’s encyclopedic habit of guitar tones accompanies them with great sensitivity - ranging from Mesozoan stomps to near-static meditations to concise melodies rendered with precision.