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OOIOO - Gold and Green

(Vinyl 2LP)

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OOIOO's seminal 2000 album Gold & Green is finally widely released on vinyl for the first time! The very limited 2001 single LP edition released only in Japan did not contain all of the music. Presented as a deluxe 2LP-set in a gatefold jacket with spot metallic ink and full color inner sleeves featuring glorious drawings (How many OOIOOs can you spot?). Both LPs are pressed on virgin vinyl and a download coupon is also included. Mastered for vinyl in 2017 by Sarah Register. Vinyl cut by Carl Rowatti at Trutone Mastering.

Gold & Green reveals the group's hard-to-categorize and refreshing avant-garde rock music, which adeptly incorporates elements of punk and more traditional tribal music. Their rhythms are unique and the organic interplay with the vocals is compelling. The music is complex and challenging and playful and childlike. Gold & Green includes guest appearances by Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), and Sean Lennon. The album packaging, designed by Yoshimi, is  filled with drawings and photographs by Yoshimi and other artists.

OOIOO began as a fictitious band for a photo shoot for Switch magazine in 1996. An all-female four-piece ensemble started by Yoshimi, the Boredoms' drummer, the band quickly gained attention by being the opening act for Sonic Youth in 1997. On Gold & Green, Yoshimi shows off her musical imagination and virtuosity with her songwriting, as well as by playing the guitar, flute, and trumpet, singing, and adding a number of percussive elements. Yoshimi is joined in OOIOO by the striking Kayano on guitar and vocals, the petite and powerful Maki on bass, and the amazing Yoshico on drums.

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