Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A lot of what's contained on this disc reaches for the transcendent and often attains that lofty goal. Even when it doesn't, though, it's still very much worth the listen.
  2. The Wire
    80
    More choppy and scattered than its predecessor but equally compelling. [#241, p.61]
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    Moves from intense free jazz to gamelan to Boredoms-like (Ger)manic trance rock to fusionoid Tortoise-style meanderings-as played by psilocybin-gobbling aliens. [Feb 2004, p.93]
  4. This is music that is both lovely to hear and challenging to ascertain at the same time.
  5. Uncut
    70
    Yoshimi's ebullience is inescapable on Kila Kila Kila, from the gymnastic drumming to her ecstatic, Bjorkesian yelps. [Apr 2004, p.106]
  6. 70
    A collection of chaotic - yet charming - avant-pop rooted in Japanese culture both martial and precise, like letting blood in a rock garden.
  7. For those who had grown used to Boredoms' percussion-orgy period -- from Super Ar through to Vision Creation Newsun, with OOIOO's Feather Float in the middle -- such intermittence will give the album a broken feel, making it feel like its indulgences in improvisation and its ad-hoc demeanor are acts lacking discipline.
  8. Because of its unexpected instrumentation and fine songwriting, “on mani” is the only track on the album that can be praised as anything more than above average.
  9. Kila Kila Kila contains numerous pristine sounds and rich textures that show subtle moments of ingenuity and progression.
  10. Most of Kila Kila Kila is heavy in all the wrong ways and strangely earthbound.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. nashh
    Dec 29, 2004
    8
    yeah, had it been nothing but on mani, it would have been a 10. then again, aster does have it's groove moments around the 11 minute yeah, had it been nothing but on mani, it would have been a 10. then again, aster does have it's groove moments around the 11 minute range. i saw these ladies in PA in november 04. it was awesome. my only regret is not picking up on them sooner. Full Review »