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Approved: Bo Ningen (Best Of Approved 2010)

By | Published on Thursday 16 December 2010

Calling themselves “enlightenment activists”, Japanese (and now London-based) psyche-rock band Bo Ningen make sounds like what you might hear if you dropped a load of acid and played albums by Black Sabbath, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Polysics simultaneously.

Though I’m not recommending that you actually try that. It could go horribly wrong. You’re better off just getting hold of these guys’ eponymous debut album, which was released earlier this year, or catching them live. Expect long hair, garish colours and an overwhelming feeling that, while brilliant, what you’re hearing could actually be damaging your brain in some way. All the best music comes with a health warning.