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Founding Boredoms member Yoshimi P-We continues her OOIOO project in an album forging a new ancient traditional music by combining ritualistic gamelan elements, captivating vocal music, rock forms and electronics in unexpected and enthralling way.


OOIOO: Gamel (Thrill Jockey)

Label: Thrill Jockey    
Released in: USA    

"OOIOO has always created a musical language all its own. Under the leadership of Yoshimi P-We, also a founding member of Boredoms, the group has recorded six albums that have subverted expectations and warped perceptions of what constitutes pop and experimental music. Four years of work went into making Gamel, their bold new album inspired by the Javanese style of gamelan and the first new music from Yoshimi in over five years. Gamelan is an ancient form that has inspired a great many composers and musicians over the past century, from Erik Satie and Claude Debussy to Mouse on Mars and Sun City Girls. The introduction of this traditional form transformed the group into a super tribe, side-stepping the road between the past and the future. Their focus is not to replicate these ancient styles, but to incorporate them into their consistently inventive, constantly shifting musical frameworks. They take their love of indigenous music into an entirely new dimension by freely weavingorganic and electric tones into a vivid tapestry, employing their keen sense of color and texture."-Thrill Jockey

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Product Information:

UPC: 790377037128

Label: Thrill Jockey
Catalog ID: CD-THRILL-371
Squidco Product Code: 19188

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on February 2013 by ZAK.




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Track Listing:

1. Don Ah 9:53

2. Shizuku Gunung Agung 7:41

3. Pebarongan 5:12

4. Gamel Ninna Yama 4:34

5. Gamel Uma Umo 2:53

6. Gamel Kamasu 6:04

7. Atatawa 5:32

8. Jesso Testa 3:33

9. Gamel Udahah 5:33

10. Kecupat Aneh 4:27

11. Gamel Ulda 4:09

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