8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2002
Yoshimi P is wonderful. It has to be said. Her contributions to modern punk have been huge. And now, she's bringing it all back home by mixing things up with traditional Japanese sounds to create a form of psychedelia comparable only with, in this reviewer's opinion, Acid Mothers Temple, that other Japanese freakout showpiece of guitars and wailing. If you 're looking for warm, summery tunes, you're in the wrong place - this is music to mess with your head. And that can be a very very good thing.
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2006
This was a massive dissapointment to me. I took a gamble on this after buying (and loving) ooioo's album from 2000, 'Gold and Green', which was only released in the UK in 2005. Oddly, that older album is far superior to this in every way. Of course, 'Gold and Green' has its moments of whimsy and excessive goofiness - but it also has five or six monster tracks, space-rock you wouldn't be embarrassed to play loud, suffused with endlessly inventive jazz and funk overtones. I assumed that 'Feather Float' would be a step forward, given that it had warranted a release in the West and garnered some positive column inches. On the contrary, it is slight, uninspired and at times tedius. Opener 'Be Sure to Loop' awakens in familiar fashion but the mantra-like repetion of the title quickly starts to grate after the 20th repetition. 'Oizumio' is better, but doesn't quite hit its stride, and the vocal chanting is a little bit lame. 'Ina' is another version of one of the weaker tracks on 'Gold and Green'. '1000 Frods and 3 Sun in a House' spends 10 minutes meandering but not reaching the exciting psych-jams we know them capable of. 'Ring Ring Lee' is nice, swirling, prog, with pleasant vocal touches, but doesn't last for long. Many of the other tracks are too inconsequential to mention. Its all a bit of a shame. However, now that you've read this review you can look up my review of 'Gold and Green' on Amazon and be sure you will get value for money.