November 9, 2012
We are super jazzed to host our first music show! Yup, Umami Mart is turning into a venue for one night on Tuesday 11/20 for Oorutaichi, a free-form, improvisational electropop artist from Osaka. Inspired by The Doors and The Residents, Oorutaichi has been performing in the underground scene to critical acclaim, both solo and with his former band Urichipan-gun.
Here’s a single Yoko and I love, from his new album Cosmic Coco:
Japan Times says, ”Attracting attention since 1999, Oorutaichi began creating music loosely (key word) inspired by dancehall reggae, with improvised lyrics sung in an invented language. His latest album… Cosmic Coco, Singing for a Billion Imu’s Hearty Pi, exists somewhere between the forceful pounding of Battles and the tribal pop of Animal Collective. Cosmic Coco ends with remixes courtesy of experimental beatmaker Daedelus and the often-eccentric Eye Yamataka of Boredoms, and Oorutaichi’s style certainly bears a resemblance to both of those artists.”
A music show with electropop artist Oorutaichi. Complete with disco ball, wall projections and all!
WHEN: Tuesday 11/20, 8pm
WHERE: Umami Mart
Oakland, Pop-Up Hood
BART: 12th Street
TICKETS: $3 at the door
LET’S DANCE! See you there, Umami Martians!