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  • Summary: Originally released in Japan in 2000, 'Gold And Green' finally reaches U.S. shores at a non-import price on Thrill Jockey. Yuko Honda and Sean Lennon guest.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Gold and Green finds its mark far more consistently than Kila, despite being a far more expansive and rambling album.
  2. Fortunately, the huge elemental diversity on G&G is more spread out than on previous efforts, leaving breathing room and allowing each well-crafted sound to sink in.
  3. Magnet
    80
    Casts Yoshimi as a manic priestess espousing the various virtues of the universal religion of rhythm. [#69, p.105]
  4. 'Gold And Green' is such a joyous rattlebag of a record, so untrammelled by convention and received wisdom that it tends to make Keiran Hebden's last effort sound a bit like mid 90s stoner trip hop.
  5. It is arguable that Gold & Green is the link between Super AE and the Bores’ much feted neo-psych masterpiece, Vision Creation Newsun.
  6. Mojo
    70
    OOIOO instill Boredoms' cosmic clatter with an air of genre-bursting adventure and mischief. [Nov 2005, p.108]
  7. Gold and Green may be the band's most approachable album, but as with all their releases, it's a charming reminder that experimental music doesn't have to sound like it was hard work to make.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. LeonardoF
    Feb 9, 2006
    9
    OOIOO are truly creative. This album has a strong psychedelic and krautrock touch and sparse melodies that could go on forever. If you like OOIOO are truly creative. This album has a strong psychedelic and krautrock touch and sparse melodies that could go on forever. If you like german rock or free jazz, this is for you. Expand
  2. JohannT
    Nov 3, 2005
    8
    No wonder Sonic Youth asked them to open some of their concerts : it's noisy, crafted, with big hints of jazz. It's also the most No wonder Sonic Youth asked them to open some of their concerts : it's noisy, crafted, with big hints of jazz. It's also the most astounding psychedelic record I've heard in long times. Sometimes it sounds like old school Herbie Hancock mixed with loads of ethnic sounds and noisy guitars ("I'm a song"). OOIOO is far superior to the Boredoms, and that says how gifted and original these four Japanese girls are. Brilliant. Expand
  3. JosephS
    Dec 4, 2005
    7
    This CD is trippy. Kind of.

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