Boomkat Product Review:
Kila Kila Kila is the newest release from Japan's category spliting OOIOO (pronounced oh-oh-eye-oh-oh) and their first for Thrill Jockey. OOIOO features Yoshimi, one of the most interesting avant-rock artists making music today. Thrust into the spotlight in 2002 when she was made the "theme" of the Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Yoshimi began her music career in 1986 playing drums in the band UFO or Die, which also features Eye of the Boredoms. That same year she joined revolutionary noisepop experimentalists Boredoms, in which she still plays drums, trumpet, keyboard and sings. In the early nineties she became the drummer in Kim Gordon's Free Kitten, and released three Yoshimi solo 7" singles on Ecstatic Peace. Then in 1996 Yoshimi started OOIOO after speaking of it fictitiously in a magazine article. Yoshimi's music is constantly evolving from release to release, from one band to another. An intense performer and creator, drawing from a wide range of influences, she has invented a heartfelt musical language that is eclectic yet accessible and completely her own - dense and frantic. 'Kila Kila Kila' sees a combination of the chaotic poppy grooves for which Yoshimi is known, and the psychedelic freak-outs of the Boredoms - the perfect antidote to the legions of watered-down drone pop. Recommended.