Last month, I posted about OOIOO's upcoming new album, Gamel, and its first single, "Atatawa." Today, a new single called "Jesso Testa" hit the web and it previews another upbeat and perfectly strange performance from the album, some excellent guitar phrasing alongside rallying vocals and odd moments of haphazardly slung bass tone worked into the traditional style of Javanese gamelan. I'm really interested to hear Gamel in its entirety.
You can check out the track here:
All info comes courtesy of Thrill Jockey Records.
OOIOO RELEASE ANOTHER TRACK OFF NEW ALBUM 'GAMEL'
STREAM/DOWNLOAD 'JESSO TESTA' BELOW
GAMEL OUT 30TH JUNE VIA THRILL JOCKEY
Japanese experimental group OOIOO, lead by Yoshimi, will release their new album 'Gamel' in Europe on 30th June.
Gamel incorporates a new found gamelan influence into their brand of euphoric and chaotic rock music. After making 'Atatawa' available last month on Soundcloud, you can listen to another fabulous track called 'Jesso Testa'. The song instantly hits with its blasting guitars and breakneck speed percussion. While its chaotic-ness makes it oddly beautiful and damn right fun.
Four years of work went into making Gamel, the bold new album inspired by the Javanese style of gamelan and the first new music from Yoshimi in over five years. Gamelan is an ancient form that has inspired a great many composers and musicians over the past century, from Erik Satie and Claude Debussy to Mouse on Mars and Sun City Girls. The introduction of this traditional form transformed the group into a super tribe, side-stepping the road between the past and the future.
Yoshimi is this month's The Wire Magazine July cover story, where she talks to writer James Hadfield about the making of Gamel, Boredoms, collaborating with Kim Gordon, and even how insect sounds are one of her sources of musical inspiration.
OOIOO will be embanking on a rare US tour in July. Full dates are below:
JULY US TOUR DATES:
Tue July 15th Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Thu July 17th Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Fri July 18th Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade Brooklyn
Sat July 19th Boston, MA - Cafe 939 w/ Black Pus
Sun July 20th New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
Mon July 21st Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's w/ Buffalo Stance
Tue July 22nd Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
Wed July 23rd Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
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