Keywords: experimental pop, electronic pop, improvisation, live, other
01 - Over The Lust And Greed - 13:14 (320 kbps)
02 - Respectful Restriction - 6:33 (320 kbps)
03 - Excited Lobo Crown - 2:31 (320 kbps)
04 - Song - 9:31 (320 kbps)
05 - Mojoyama - 0:54 (320 kbps)
06 - No Feelings - 2:38 (320 kbps)
07 - I Want To Breeze - 2:51 (320 kbps)
08 - The End Of Song - 1:53 (320 kbps)
09 - Ra - 1:18 (320 kbps)
10 - The PumpRoom - 5:57 (320 kbps)
11 - Pecussion Breaks - 2:34 (320 kbps)
12 - Relive The Jam - 3:56 (320 kbps)
13 - With It - 7:43 (320 kbps)
14 - Hiway Code - 5:53 (320 kbps)
15 - The End Of Song - 4:14 (320 kbps)
16 - The Incase - 4:18 (320 kbps)
17 - Bells - 0:25 (320 kbps)
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"Ooo-Doo-Sigh" is a collection of live recordings taken from NOWs Japan tour in May 2009. It features unique & stripped down version of songs from their albums "Ooodipooomn", "The Hepadaboo" & "Frisbee Hotpot", as well as new improvisations & short sound experiments. These recordings also feature guest Japanese musicians: percussionists Chica Inoue & Viva Sherry, avant-garde guitarist Akira Toyonaga, vibraphone-player Izumi Misawa and energetic drums from Yoshiyuki Ichiraku.
NOW (on this tour/recording):
Angela Last - bass, synthesizer, voice & percussion
Justin Paton - voice, guitar, synthesizer, percussion, drum machine, piano & bass
Richard Thomas - melodica, synthesizer, percussion & voice
Akira Toyonaga (guitar on "With It" & "Hiway Code")
Chica (percussion on "The Pump Room", "With It" & "Hiway Code")
Izumi Misawa (vibraphone on "Over The Lust And Greed")
Viva Sherry / Hime & Satoko (percussion on "With It")
Yoshiyuki Ichiraku (drum kit & sampler on "Over The Lust And Greed")
Founded in 1998, NOW have released 5 albums, contributed exclusive tracks to many compilations & collaborated with underground musicians such as Damo Suzuki (one of NOWs 5 albums was with him), Charles Hayward & The Go! Teams' Kaori Tsuchida.
They have also attracted support slots with bands such as Faust, Circle, Tunng, Psapp, Rothko, Plaid and A Hawk And A Hacksaw and in February 2009 The Stooges’ Mike Watt dedicated an entire radio show to their music.
Live, NOW move between melodic songs and energetic improvisation.
The band has played inside and outside the UK, most recently completing a Japan tour to promote their latest album, "Ooodipooomn", of which Plan B magazine writes:
"Pursuing their offbeat, off-kilter and occasionally off-the-wall mashup of lo-fidelity experimental pop music and uptempo kosmik grooves at the fringes of undergound and overground success, NOW continue to demonstrate the tireless heart of their being is something close to an unsung national treasure."
NOW could be described as catchy, contemporary, inventive, exotic, melodious, harmonious and disharmonious 21st century pop music.