Taiga (OOIOO album)

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Taiga
Ooioo-taiga.jpg
Studio album by OOIOO
Released July 4, 2006 (2006-07-04)[1]
Genre Experimental rock
Label Shockcity, Thrill Jockey
OOIOO chronology
Kila Kila Kila
(2005)Kila Kila Kila2005
Taiga
(2006)
Armonico Hewa
(2009)Armonico Hewa2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media(4.8/10)[4]
Stylus(B)[5]

Taiga is the fifth studio album by the Japanese rock band OOIOO. The tracks "UMA" and "UMO" were remixed on OOEYヨOO -EYヨ REMIX.

Title meaning[edit]

The English use of the word taiga refers to a subarctic zone of evergreen coniferous forests, while the Japanese word taiga (大河) means "(great) river".[3][6] It's also possible for taiga to be the romaji form of the English word tiger (タイガー, taigā).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Yoshimi P-We.

No.TitleLength
1."UMA"3:40
2."KMS"9:02
3."UJA"7:52
4."GRS"3:46
5."ATS"8:10
6."SAI"15:05
7."UMO"3:34
8."IOA"6:51

Personnel[edit]

"Taiga" marks the debut of Ai on drums, joining Yoshimi and longtime guitarist Kayan. Aya returns on bass after her debut on the previous album, Kila Kila Kila.[6]

  • Yoshimi P-We
  • Kayan - Guitar
  • Aya - Bass
  • Ai - Drums

Guest Performers[edit]

  • Yo2ro Tatekawa - drums
  • Thiam Misato - percussion
  • Tonchi - steel pans

Technical Personnel[edit]

  • Yoshimi P-We - Production
  • Koichi Hara - Engineering
  • Mitsuo Koike - Mastering
  • Shoji Goto - Artwork

Releases information[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
 Japan July 4, 2006 Felicity
Shock City[1]
CD cap-60
SHOCKCITY-009/ MTCD-1068
 USA October 2006[7] Thrill Jockey[6] CD 161

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ooioo". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Taiga by OOIOO". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b https://www.allmusic.com/album/r854571
  4. ^ "OOIOO: Taiga Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ a b c Taiga at Thrill Jockey
  7. ^ "ooioo". Retrieved 3 October 2016.