Thursday, January 09, 2020

OOIOO: "jibun"

Yoshimi's OOIOO is releasing a new album via Thrill Jockey called nijimusi. A single from the album titled "jibun" reveals exactly what is to be expected from OOIOO: playful instrumental navigation anchored by remarkable rhythmic acuity. It's like dreamy, minimalist academia. There's a glorious swell of instrumentation that breaks up the track midway, swinging low end and rapid snare fills carrying this melodic blanket of guitar sound. The latter half of the song is more vocal and exploratory, OOIOO leaning into a few more ideas that don't deviate too much from "jibun"'s initial melodic theme.

You can check out the track below. All info is provided by Thrill Jockey.



Japanese avant-rock innovators OOIOO (ft. YoshimiO of Boredoms) share new single "jibun":
https://ooioojp.bandcamp.com/track/jibun


New album nijimusi out Jan. 17th

OOIOO touring Europe this spring, including a set at Rewire Festival 2020 alongside Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ex Eye and more

YoshimiO, frontwoman of OOIOO, is a musical force of nature. The multi-instrumentalist is best known for her drumming Boredoms and work with SAICOBAB, and has collaborated with Susie Ibarra, Kim Gordon, the Flaming Lips and many more


Just over a week out from the release of their new album nijimusi, OOIOO have shared new single “jibun”. Shifting between technicolor acid-tinged guitar melodies and tight rhythmic interplay, OOIOO channel the raw energy of early punk, no wave and psychedelia balanced with a masterful command of their instruments. OOIOO will be touring Europe this spring, including a set at Rewire Festival 2020 in the Netherlands alongside Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ex Eye, The Caretaker and more, with further worldwide tour dates to be announced.

OOIOO has always created a musical language all its own. Under the leadership of Japanese expertimental music figurehead YoshimiO, also a founding member of Boredoms and Free Kitten with Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), the group has recorded six albums that have subverted expectations and warped perceptions of what constitutes pop and experimental music. After a six year hiatus, OOIOO return to the roots of being a four-piece band on new album
nijimusi. Recorded mainly using a conventional rock ensemble of two guitars, bass, and drums, OOIOO took a primitive and basic approach to creating the music. The arrangement of tones seems to be almost ancient, transcending the notion of a musical ensemble, suggesting the connectivity and oneness that is inherent in all living creatures.

Listen to OOIOO's
nijimusi single "jibun":
https://ooioojp.bandcamp.com/track/jibun

Listen elsewhere:
YouTube - Spotify - Apple Music

Pre-order OOIOO's nijimusi:
http://thrilljockey.com/products/nijimusi


Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead

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