OOIOO

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OOIOO
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OOIOO performing at All Tomorrow's Parties, 2004
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres Experimental rock, electronica, alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, noise pop
Years active 1995–present
Labels Trattoria Records, Thrill Jockey
Associated acts Boredoms
OLAibi
Website ooioo.jp
Members Yoshimi P-We
Kayan
Aya
Ai
Past members Kyoko
Maki
Yoshiko

OOIOO /ˌˌˌˌˈ/ is a group founded by Boredoms drummer (and occasional trumpeter and vocalist) Yoshimi P-We.[1]

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"[2] or a "witchy, tribal side".[2] Either way, at any one time it may incorporate chanting and punchy drums,[2] dancey polyrhythms[3] atonal composition[3] or psychedelia.[4]

History[edit]

OOIOO was allegedly founded as a "fake band for a magazine photo shoot" and would later open for Sonic Youth in 1997 with "stickers on their fretboards to indicate where their fingers should go".[5]

Music[edit]

The majority of OOIOO's music originates from improvisations.[6] When asked about OOIOO's songwriting process in an interview with Pitchfork.com Yoshimi (P-we) Yokota stated,

When asked to compare this with Boredoms songwriting process she said,

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Kyoko — guitar
  • Maki — bass guitar
  • Yoshico — drums (Her real name is Yuka Yoshimura. She is currently a member of CATSUOMATICDEATH, METALCHICKS, and a former member of DMBQ)

Guest musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McCarthy, Kieran. "((( OOIOO > Biography )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Phares, Heather (2005-09-13). "((( Gold and Green > Overview )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 
  4. ^ "Interviews: OOIOO". Pitchfork. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  5. ^ "Interviews: OOIOO". Pitchfork. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  6. ^ a b c Interview:OOIOOPitchfork Media interview with Yoshimi, April 5, 2007

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