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OOIOO Arminico Hewa

OOIOO's superkinetic music is subject to the subtle changes and smart inconsistencies of a band with enough ideas to think three albums ahead, yet focused enough to remain totally committed to the present. Arminico Hewa follows in the densely percussive style of 2006's Taiga but initially sounds a little more cluttered—the earlier album's taiko-like floor-tom patterns move over in favor of rushing punk snares on AH. But when these four ladies slow their roll, as they do on Okinawa disco jam "Honki Ponki" and during the extended post-post-rock guitar breakdown of "Uda Hah," they reveal incredible vistas that develop Taiga's cosmic punk vibe even further.

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