Onus is melodic lines of strings and winds supported in electronic beds. With synths in the background and saturated drum machines. Guitars that appear suddenly, distant. There are broken rhythms and kicks that hit you. The result of mixing dark electronica with dramatic orchestral arrangements.
Influences… Actress, snowy beaches, silence, Arca, Haxam Cloak, Andy Stott, Ben Frost, Björk, Clark, wrong expectations, homesickness, cold snap, Theo Parrish, Herbert, violins and cellos, broken instruments, Hans Zimmer, Debussy, Britten, Shostakovich, Brian Eno, Johann Johannsson, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, hugs…
12 songs, 27 minutes. Rock, garage, punk (for reference). 12 fresh and direct songs, without additives. With prominence of dirty guitar riffs and frenetic rhythms. Casual sounds and imperfect tricks. As if it was a first concert in a small club. Or we listened to a rookie rock group in one of his first reunions in a garage. When, musically, the intensity is above everything else.
Influences… Black Lips, The Clash, beer & public gardens, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, longboards, Eddy Current, Harmony Korine & Larry Clark, Black Flag, 4-string guitars and 2-string basses, The Cramps, Titus Andronicus, BMX, Ex Hex, Broncho, bad kids, caps and backpacks, Parquet Courts, hangovers, Sonics, Gonzo, OFF…
It is certainly a necessary pause just before publishing “Onus”. Faced with the melancholy sounds of the strings, saturated drum machines and the gray atmosphere that characterizes “Onus”, this song makes a brake, relaxed and fresh. Escape of “Onus” made me most easily find the sound I was looking for for this “DJ” and close the song successfully. I needed to party.
“In the near future, 2037, a few mega-corporations rule the world. There is a deadly Red-Flu epidemic and only one of these corporations can manufacture the drug to cure it — Omnisource.
A rival corporation, Dynacorp, contracted, you, a corporate spy to infiltrate and steal their trade secret. — This is your story.”
And to close 2015, a foretaste… “Natural Therapy”, coming soon…
Happy New Year!!