Oooooh! No, oOoOO! That’s the name of a new, interesting New Band on the Blog hailing from San Francisco. And actually that’s already quite everything that we know about them, except that it has probably turned from a one-man project into a proper duo, since oOoOO only seldom openly appear(s) in public. They (he) is a mystery finding its completion in highly symbolic artworks and promiscuous non-pop-but-pop songs. Mystical, hazy, somehow strange. Attributes, that awaken one’s interest. Too, there’s even something quite frenetic in oOoOO’s tracks. For instance, the female voice of his song ‚Seaww’ appears as a ghost sailing in from the off, battling with the mighty bass.
Video | “Seaww” by Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never)
Then again, pop elements cut their figure as well, temporarily reminding of the glory days of the Pet Shop Boys & Co. But it’s the apparent improvising with elements of the music’s meta level oOooO accents himself the most. And it’s what leads us to associations with Fever Ray, Demdike Stare and Salem, to the inscrutable term of ‘goth electro’.
Currently the band’s working with the labels Emotion and Bathetic Records. For the latter they recently participated in the cassette mini compilation Dark As Night, the first released a split single of them and White Ring. Current news are that on September 27 oOoOO will release their debut EP of the same title via Tri Angle Records. We’ll keep an eye on it.
oOoOO oOoOO EP track list:
2. Burnout Eyess
5. Plains Is Hot
6. Burnout Eyes (Visions of Trees Remix)
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