SAICOBAB’s is releasing their second album in 11 years, “SAB SE PURANI BAB” which means “ancient (female) baby” in Hindi.
SAICOBAB (the band name means “ancient baby”) formed in 2001 when YOSHIMIO and sitar player Daikichi Yoshida started improvising together, and this year they started incorporating ragas and ancient numerology into their compositions to create a Grind Raga Core sound. In this band, YOSHIMIO is not playing any instruments which is quite rare, and is focusing on vocals and jumping around.
The cover artwork was created by Syoujou Ooido who is known for his microscopic drawings, and the artwork is his interpretation of an “ancient baby”. We named the baby “Bab-chan”. Bab-chan has a lot of friends, and we’re planning to introduce them to the world someday.
The album is being released from the new SHOCHY label which was started to release YOSHIMIO’s projects. SHOCHY is a sublabel of SHOCK CITY, which is headed by EY3 from the BOREDOMS and YOSHIMIO. The packaging of the Japanese version of the CD looks like a paperback book.
A double LP (with bonus tracks, Remix by Cevdet Erek) and a CD is being released on October 20 from Thrill Jockey in Chicago.
I’m sure that this will be music you’ve never heard before, so I hope you get a chance to hear it.
『SAB SE PURANI BAB 展』では、SAICOBABのライブと大井戸猩猩の作品展示/販売を軸として