Boomkat Product Review:
As is suggested by its title's mixing of Spanish with Swahili, Armonico Hewa is a clash of ideas and cultures. Stepping out of her role in Boredoms momentarily, Yoshimi P-We returns with her all-girl quartet OOIOO and delivers an album that thrives on surrealist impulses and injections of all-round nonsense whilst juggling musical influences from various mismatching corners of the globe. 'Sol' introduces the album with a needling sine tone before an explosion of percussion and celebratory faux-tribal chanting takes over. From here on you'll encounter the Afro-punk urgency of 'Konjo', the no-wave disco of 'Polacca' and the neon psych-funk noodling of 'Ooiah', all finding Yoshimi revelling in her band's heavily rhythmic universe, which arrives as a joyous break for freedom compared with the heavily structured noise-pop Boredoms specialise in. Recommended.