Communication with nature is not a new theme for OOIOO. Visually, album art designs and
band photos bare hidden repetitions of “o-o-i-o-o” and videos have visually featured woods of
the forest above any member of the band. Much of the band’s past music has incorporated tribal
rhythms and wild sounds, but an even more prominent focus on nature is clearly stated on the
new album, TAIGA, right from the title, which means “big river” in Japanese and “forest” in
Thrill Jockey Records
OOIOO’s earliest music was minimal...