Japanese noise combo Ni-Hao! from Kansai once had an album on Tzadik. Haven’t heard of them for a while after that, here they are live at the Knockout, video shot by Kevin Brown. For fans of Afrirampo.
ONO is a unit of transcendent noise-ma king now in its fourth decade. Both notorious and neglected in their early years, ONO’s unholy bitches’ brew of noisy snarl, avant-garde R&B, gospel-heavy blackness, queer sensibility and extravagant, performance-art theatrics was in a whole ‘nuther galaxy from the macho Chicago punk scene that spawned them.