OOIOO’s seminal album Gold & Green is finally widely released on vinyl for the first time*! Presented as a deluxe 2xLP 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 free download coupon is included.
Green vinyl now available! (limited LP1 on gold vinyl and LP2 on green vinyl sold out)
Mastered for vinyl in 2017 by Sarah Register. Vinyl cut by Carl Rowatti at Trutone Mastering. Special guests on Gold & Green include Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), and Sean Lennon.
*The very limited 2001 single LP edition released only in Japan did not contain all the music
2005 Bio :
Imagine a feather floating from outer space and landing on earth. What's going on? Which bird did this feather come from? That's what OOIOO's (pronounced oh-oh-eye-oh-oh) music is like? so colorful and shiny that you can't even see what is happening.
OOIOO's 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. Previously released only in Japan, Gold & Green includes guest appearances including Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), and Sean Lennon. The album packaging, designed by Yoshimi, is a beautiful miniature gatefold album jacked 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 percussion 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.