Taiga - OOIOO
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  • Summary: The all-female Japanese experimental rock outfit led by The Boredoms' Yoshimi P-We returns with a fifth album.
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  1. Their inspired, eclectic mix of sounds and textures is always playful, but Taiga's powerful playing and sophisticated arrangements make it OOIOO's most mature album yet.
  2. I’m not saying this is the easiest music to deal with; those with more vanilla tastes will not want to come anywhere near this. But for avant-garde multi-genre music from Japan, it’s awfully cuddly and adorable.
  3. All of its tracks are kila kila killer.
  4. The language barrier and discord makes the record incomprehensible, but nearly everything is still as intoxicating and entertaining as hell.
  5. Mostly Taiga is about sensation, playful and wild and smart but moving way too fast for contemplation.
  6. Taiga is a surprisingly approachable album.
  7. Taiga is OOIOO's broadest, busiest, and furthest reaching album to date. Strangely, those same characteristics ruin it.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Nov 7, 2011
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    The title of this album might suggest some cold ambient territory but you could not get more wrong. Think of Hokkaido in winter and four crazy Japanese girls dancing and chanting on the frozen lakeside. Fronted by Yoshimi P-We, OOIOO move on a thin ice of psychedelia, experimental and tribal. All tracks have strange acronym titles, impenetrable to decipher. The brilliant opener UMA would be a primordial hymn from ancient times if it did not end with a power drill sound (more oddly, it is still awesome). UJA is the witch doctorâ Collapse

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