Taiga is the fifth studio album by Japanese experimental rock band OOIOO. It was released on July 4, 2006 by the labels Felicity, Polystar and Shock City. It is an avant-rock and experimental pop album that blends numerous world music influences, particularly African music.
Taiga is the first OOIOO album to feature Ai on drums, while Aya returns on bass after her debut on the band's previous album Kila Kila Kila (2003). The songs "UMA" and "UMO" were remixed on OOIOO's 2007 EP Eye Remix.
The English word "taiga" refers to a subarctic zone of evergreen coniferous forests, while the Japanese word 大河 means "(great) river". One reviewer described these as "apt descriptions" for OOIOO's "jungle-like music".
Taiga is centred on percussion, with guitar, keyboard and horn bedrocks being flavoured by conga drums, steel pans and xylophone. While the album takes influence f