OOIOO

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OOIOO performing at All Tomorrow's Parties, 2004
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres
Years active1996–present
Labels Trattoria Records, Thrill Jockey
Associated acts Boredoms
OLAibi
Website ooioo.jp
Members YOSHIMIO
KayaN
AyA
MISHINA
Past membersKyoko
Maki
Yoshiko

OOIOO is a Japanese experimental rock band. The four-piece ensemble was founded by Boredoms drummer and occasional trumpeter and vocalist Yoshimi P-We (also known as Yoshimio). [1] The band's origin lie in a photo shoot that Yoshimi was asked to do for a magazine. She invited a few of her friends to join her, and they created a fake band for the shoot, which they later decided to make real. [2] The band quickly gained attention by being the opening act for Sonic Youth in 1997 on their Japan tour. [3]

Contents

According to AllMusic's Kieran McCarthy "It's next to impossible to describe their sound, because — by design — it rarely follows consistent patterns". [1] Some of their music has been described as having "a majestic ebb and flow that suggests natural wonders" [4] or a "witchy, tribal side". [4] Either way, at any one time it may incorporate chanting and punchy drums, [4] dancey polyrhythms [5] atonal composition [5] or psychedelia. [6]

Discography

Albums

EPs

Compilations

Personnel

Current members

Former members

Guest musicians

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References

  1. 1 2 McCarthy, Kieran. "( OOIOO > Biography )". AllMusic . Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  2. "OOIOO by Scott Davis - BOMB Magazine". bombmagazine.org. Retrieved 2022-04-12.
  3. "Gold & Green, by OOIOO". Ooioojp.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  4. 1 2 3 Phares, Heather (2005-09-13). "( Gold and Green > Overview )". AllMusic . Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  5. 1 2 Dodero, Camille (2007-03-21). "New York — Sound of the City — Live: OOIOO's Yoshimi Doesn't Let Those Evil Robots Eat Me". Blogs.villagevoice.com. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  6. "Interviews: OOIOO". Pitchfork.com. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
  7. "RIP: Kyoko, co-founder of OOIOO". Tinymixtapes.com. Retrieved 2020-03-16.