ANNOUNCE ALBUM SAB SE PURANI BAB
OUT 20 OCTOBER 2017 ON THRILL JOCKEY
The return of YoshimiO on the Thrill Jockey debut album release
OOIOO and Boredoms’ YoshimiO joins Yoshida Daikiti on sitar to create inventive modern ragas of unparalleled energy
Listen to SAICOBAB’s enigmatic and engrossing debut single – ‘Bx Ax Bx’
Double LP features bonus remix by Turkish artist and percussionist by Cevdet Erek
“In the seemingly impenetrable, fantastic murkiness of Japanese experimental psych pop, more often than not, Yoshimi has been a beacon.” – FADER (cover story)
On 20 October 2017, Japanese quartet SAICOBAB will release their debut album SAB SE PURANI BAB. Comprised of acclaimed musicians YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO), Yoshida Daikiti (sitar), Akita Goldman (bass), Motoyuki “Hama” Hamamoto (percussion, gamelan), SAICOBAB masterfully blends traditional Indian music with melodies and unexpected rhythms using unorthodox instrumentation to create utterly distinct modern ragas.
On SAB SE PURANI BAB, YoshimiO’s leaping, animated, effected vocal melodies dance fluidly through Daikiti’s intricate sitar patterns. The entrancing synergy of Goldman and Hama’s rhythmic pulse drives and shapes the aptly named SAICOBAB’s sound to one that is at once rooted in ancient tradition, and wholly new.
SAICO means “the most ancient”, and “BAB” stands for “baby” in Japanese. SAB SE PURANI means “the most ancient baby girl” in Hindi. The connections made are a reflection of the deep connections made musically between traditional Indian and Japanese music and spiritual practices.
Stream SAICOBAB’s debut single ‘Bx Ax Bx’ here:
SAICOBAB – SAB SE PURANI BAB
1. naa Ra naa
2. aMn nMn
4. Naam Chuulo
6. Bx Ax Bx
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