OOIOO - Gold & Green 2xLP
Label: Thrill Jockey
This is the third album from OOIOO (say "oh oh eye oh oh"), the Osaka based, all-female quartet masterminded by Yoshimi P-We (drummer/trumpeter/vocalist for the Boredoms, et al.) At times playful and childlike, Gold And Green abandons the grating, no-wave dissonance of earlier albums for a more textural, atmospheric and melodic experience. It's much more Terry Riley's In C than the noise-punk deconstructions of early Boredoms / OOIOO material. "Mountain Book" (which seems to be the musical accompaniment to the lovely artwork for this record) is the beautiful standout track on which they are joined by many guests including Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto) and even Sean Lennon: epic, hypnotic, dreamy psychedelia with piano, dulcimer and tabla. So nice!
The 2017 Thrill Jockey version also features a beautiful gatefold album jacket and a full color booklet of children's psychedelic fantasy artwork by Yoshimi herself!
This long-time favorite finally gets its first ever US pressing on vinyl.