Not to be confused with either Boris' 2002 album with the same title or their Attention Please album released on the same 2011 day, this slab o' sludge opens with a lowdown monster-riffed downer-pounder called "Riot Sugar," then oozes from there: Sabbath chords wed to hardcore hoots and hollers, mournful funeral croons exploding rocketship-like into the stratosphere, modernized drag-race rock slowing to a standstill under kitschy "doo doo doo"s, maddeningly sluggish plod-metal disintegrating into the Radiohead ozone. To close, "Czechoslovakia" accelerates from classic doom to murderous thrash.
Probably the least aggressive, most atmospheric music these Japanese iconoclasts have coughed up, Attention Please is mainly a vehicle for the sleepy, breathy, Bjork-y murmuring of guitarist Wata. She's always in the forefront, variously mixed atop billowing trance-tronics (title cut), flushed-toilet machine swirls ("See You Next Week") and reverberating lounge pulsations ("You"). Even the guitars tend toward shoegaze metal, though "Tokyo Wonder Land" punctuates its relaxation session with buzzsaw noise spurts and "Les Paul Custom '86" gets some blurry glam-punk gurgle going