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Ooioo: Taiga

Read "Taiga" reviewed by Brad Glanden

A basic principle of science is that experiments are bound to fail as often as they succeed, a point usually glazed over by devotees of experimental music. Because the cookie-cutter recording industry thrives on the preservation of niche markets, artists who refuse to play it safe receive automatic approval from many outsider music enthusiasts.

Take the Japanese outfit OOIOO: they're weird enough to guarantee a dedicated audience of fringe listeners, but even with a vast supply of unusual sounds at ...


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