SuperDeluxe & Pioneer Works present an international presentation of OOIOO and Marijuana Deathsquads in Japan.
Originally started by YOSHIMIO (BOREDOMS) in 1995. In the years since, the group has coalesced into a proper tribe of its own, yet continued to evolve in its unique way. In 2012, they brought a new ancient spirit into the fold – the gamelan – and transformed themselves into a super tribe one-stepping the road between the past and the future. Distance and time, light and shadow. Air and color, the earth and the universe. OOIOO freely weaves all of these into a tapestry of sound with a sharp, keen sense of color. Hear the music begin to flow on borrowed strength from you, the listener, as you encounter for the first time the sound of this imaginary OOIOO tribe, and it feeds back between us.
Marijuana Deathsquads is a Minneapolis-based noise band with an electronic, improvised, experimental sound that that defies listener expectations and easy categorization. Their ear-bending improv/dance grooves have been steadily blowing eardrums, breaking drum heads and tearing at the seams of conventional music-making since the Deathsquads semi-mysterious inception in 2009. The Deathsquads lineup is a loosely defined and mutating structure, its core consists of long time Marijuaners Ryan Olson, Ben Ivascu and Isaac Gale. These names are constants amidst a blur of collaborators.