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The Rebirth of OOIOO: Armonico Hewa
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By: Spacelab Research Staff

The OOIOO rebirth happens this October with the release of their sixth full-length album, titled Armonico Hewa. The Japanese band gets internationalist on the tile, with Armonico Hewa being a combination of the Spanish word "armonico" and Swahili "hewa" that come together to mean "air in a harmonious state."

Although a separate project from Yoshimi's other band the Boredoms, OOIOO share a similar but kind of different take on making avant music. Check out some of the words used to describe their sound: tribal rhythms, wild sounds, minimal, digital, angular, irregular, progressive, and free-folk screaming. Sounds all over the map, right? What's interesting about OOIOO is how that their abstract take on music floats in and out of a semblance of structure. They flirt with chaos as much as they do with organization and vibe.

Yoshimi P-We is also known for being the Yoshimi in the Flaming Lips album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

Armonico Hewa will be released on both vinyl and CD in late October from Thrill Jockey Records.



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