OOIOO, the group led by Boredoms drummer Yoshimi P-We, is coming to LPR on July 20th. They also have a new album called Gamel on the way, and what they’ve shared so far has us very excited.
Give “Jesso Testa” and “Atatawa” a listen and you’ll see why:
Here’s more on the gamelan-inspired Gamel from Thrill Jockey Records, who will release the album on July 1st:
“Four years of work went into making Gamel, their bold new album inspired by the Javanese style of gamelan and the first new music from Yoshimi in over five years. Gamelan is an ancient form that has inspired a great many composers and musicians over the past century, from Erik Satie and Claude Debussy to Mouse on Mars and Sun City Girls. The introduction of this traditional form transformed the group into a super tribe, side-stepping the road between the past and the future. Their focus is not to replicate these ancient styles, but to incorporate them into their consistently inventive, constantly shifting musical frameworks. They take their love of indigenous music into an entirely new dimension by freely weaving organic and electric tones into a vivid tapestry, employing their keen sense of color and texture.”
Here’s a closer look at the album’s awesome cover art:
And OOIOO’s Yoshimi P-We is also on the cover of the July issue of The Wire!
Get your tickets for OOIOO’s 7/20 show at LPR here.
posted by John