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LP released: Jul 01, 2014
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Tracklisting:
1. Don Ah
2. Shizuku Gunung Agung
3. Pebarongan
4. Gamel Ninna Yama
5. Gamel Uma Umo
6. Gamel Kamasu
7. Atatawa
8. Jesse Testa
9. Gamel Udahah
10. Kecupat Aneh
11. Gamel Ulda
OOIOO
GAMEL
Label: THRILL JOCKEY
Cat No: THRILL371LP
Barcode: 0790377037111
Packaging: LP Regular

OOIOO has always created a musical language all its own, Under the

leadership of Yoshimi P-We, also a founding member of Boredoms, the

group has recorded six albums that have subverted expectations and

warped perceptions of what constitutes pop and experimental music, 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.

While previous OOIOO albums have been largely studio creations, Gamel

is the most accurate portrayal of the band's overwhelming, forceful live

presence they have released yet, Yoshimi leads her minimalistic rhythm

ensemble by making quick, impulsive shifts in tone and attack, the group

acting as one mind under her expert instruction, While the gamelan

elements will be brand new to many listeners, the band offsets the bizarre

with familiar, at times even nostalgic and childlike, melodies, Gamel is

euphoric, bursting at the seams with an exhilarating frenzy that is universal

yet uniquely their own, OOIOO's music is reflected in the ear of the

beholder, with each listener taking away something different.

Yoshimi began her music career in 1986 playing drums in UFO or Die with

vocalist Eye, and later joined him in the revolutionary noise-pop group

Boredoms, Her explosive drum performances captivated audiences and

even inspired Wayne Coyne to name a now-famous Flaming Lips album in

her honor, While the band's tours of the United States are infrequent, they

are as The New York Times has stated, transcendent.

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