OOIOO was founded by YoshimiO in 1995. The members came together as musicians who move freely between the audible and inaudible, rhythm and non-rhythm, noise and silence. The music they create is a collection of the moments and essence of their favorite sounds that they captured, as they come into being until they disappear into the ether. When MISHINA joined the band in 2016 as the new drummer, OOIOO gained more freedom in their rhythmic approach and overall sound. Just as each cell in the body consists of a microcosm of its own, the vibrations of each of the members resonate together to create a new life form.
A true Japanese experimental super group, Saicobab’s spiraling 'grindcore raga' will awaken you to the realm of the super-organism that envelopes the ego. Performing since 2001 the ensemble has expanded beyond their initial improvisations and into an ensemble as formidable in talent as it is in originality. Saicobab masterfully blends traditional Indian music with melodies and unexpected rhythms, using unorthodox instrumentation to create utterly distinct modern ragas. The band consists of renowned sitar player Yoshida Daikiti and YoshimiO (from the mighty Boredoms!), together with bassist Akita Goldman (Soil & "Pimp" Sessions) and gamelan player Tomoyuki Hamamoto.