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OOIOO performing at All Tomorrow's Parties, 2004
|Genres||Experimental rock, electronica, alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, noise pop|
|Labels||Trattoria Records, Thrill Jockey|
|Past members||Kyoko (deceased)
According to AllMusic's Kieran McCarthy "It's next to impossible to describe their sound, because — by design — it rarely follows consistent patterns". Some of their music has been described as having "a majestic ebb and flow that suggests natural wonders" or a "witchy, tribal side". Either way, at any one time it may incorporate chanting and punchy drums, dancey polyrhythms atonal composition or psychedelia.
|“||When you transform improvisation into a song that people can listen to, it is difficult to recreate the initial improvisation each time because you have to play in a different time and space.
In order to utilize the initial impulse of improvisation, we restructure improvisation into songs. Once the song is structured, it is no longer improvisation."
When asked to compare this with Boredoms songwriting process she said,
|“||Actually, the Boredoms songs are more structured even to the smaller details compared to OOIOO. It's almost as if our breathing is even decided on beforehand."||”|
- OOIOO (1997)
- Feather Float (1999)
- Gold and Green (2000)
- Kila Kila Kila (2003)
- Taiga (2006)
- Armonico Hewa (2009)
- Gamel (2013)
- OOEYヨOO -EYヨ REMIX (Eye Remix EP) (2007)
- Shock City Shockers 2 (2000)
- COCOCOOOIOO: The Best of Shock City 1997–2001
- highlights from their first three albums, with a remixed track from the Shock City Shockers 2 compilation
- Kyoko — guitar (died July 19, 2015, from an undisclosed illness)
- 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)
- McCarthy, Kieran. "((( OOIOO > Biography )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- Phares, Heather (2005-09-13). "((( Gold and Green > Overview )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- 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.
- "Interviews: OOIOO". Pitchfork. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- "Interviews: OOIOO". Pitchfork. 2007-04-05. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- Interview:OOIOOPitchfork Media interview with Yoshimi, April 5, 2007
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