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Kila Kila Kila
Thrill Jockey

That "We" at the end of Yoshimi P-We has always seem'd so inclusive, in the same way that the communal spirit of the unstoppable Boredoms space-caravan reached we-are-one-one-all-in-one fever pitch when they set up as that ecstatic drum-troupe beating up a rhythmic rejoicing in our joined hands, the high-priestess of all this seeming to draw you closer to her with the purity of her musical spirit, Yoshimi rarely intuitive, sensitive, talented, and humble all at once. In her own band, OOIOO, the Osakan soul-sister has communed a combo that started out with punk intent, flowered into florid percussive colorings, and has now taken on an ad-hoc shape with no discernible driving influence. Perhaps taking inspiration from her fabulous collaboration with Yuka Honda on the gloriously/environmentally freeform Yoshimi and Yuka record of last year, Kila Kila Kila starts off playing with all sorts of toy-orchestra and hand-percussion sounds, its opening title-track lurching through staggering syncopations of Hoahio-ish gibberish, before giving way to the tension/release fun-and-games of "Ene Soda." Here, things mill around random clanks of wood/metal that include wacked soft-drink cans, only to be suddenly punctuated with truncated flanges of swiped electric guitar, each of which promises to usher in the hot rhythmic rock on appearance, only to recede swiftly back into the percussive clatter, with only a lingering trail of decay left behind. It's not until the third track, "Sizuku Ring Neng," that Yoshimi and crew tackle something close to songform; and, even then, it's not until the next tune, "On Mani" — a song indulging in surf guitar, sinuous strings, and spaghetti-Western horns — that things kick into some sort of consistent rhythm. 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. And, to some degree, this is true, with Kila Kila Kila caught in between the kraut-rockist focus of Feather Float and the darling spontaneity of the Yoshimi and Yuka set. Yet this should hardly be grounds to dismiss a work as irrepressible and capricious as this; it's one that can deliver romantic post-rock-ish polyrhythms filled with cowbell tonking and intricate hand-percussion ("Northern Lights"), and an arrhythmic dance of samples/drums/steel-drums/piano-figures pirouetting like dizzied dervishes ("Anuenue Au").

by Anthony Carew

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