OOIOO

Eye Remix

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On the wittily named U.S. Taiga tour souvenir EP OOEYEOO, the Boredoms' Eye offers remixes that take the album's sound to even trippier and more volatile heights. "Eye Mix 1" loops "UMA" and "UMO"'s chanted vocals and fearsome drum rolls into a pummeling, precise, but undeniable groove; when the intimidating repetition of the track finally gives way to loping guitars and tympani, it feels like reaching a clearing in a thick jungle. "Eye Mix 2" covers similar territory, this time with a more processed feel that lends the mix a darker, almost industrial vibe to its feral, tribal intensity. In fact, both of these mixes feel like commentary on the ritual feel of dance music past and present. The CD version of OOEYEOO also includes "UMA" and "UMO," rounding out a fun addition to OOIOO's body of work -- especially for Eye and Yoshimi fans who want to hear them work together in a different context than the Boredoms.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
5:34
2
5:20
3
3:30
4
3:38
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