From Felte, the label founded by Ghostly label manager Jeff Owens, comes Odonis Odonis.
Toronto underground staple Odonis Odonis broke out in 2011 with their scrappy, blown out debut, Hollandaze. The dynamic trio instantly began turning heads with their haze filled live shows and unique combination of influences. On their Polaris Prize nominated follow up Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, Odonis Odonis masterfully crafted a sonically divergent record that pushed them into groundbreaking territory.
Odonis Odonis’ latest epic, Post Plague, delivers a powerful blend of industrial, electronic and science fiction. OO’s post-apocalyptic anthems construct stark soundscapes and saturate them with layer upon layer of industrial grime. They do this with an enhanced sense of melody and willingness to push the boundaries of traditional pop structure. Dean Tzenos’ vocals sit clear and upfront, delivered with a foreboding intensity that matches each songs dystopian reality. Denholm Whale’s bass lays demolition charges nimbly sidestepped by Jarod Gibson’s futurist rhythms.
Lyrically and conceptually, Post Plague is inspired by the technology-enhanced relationships of the very near future. Specifically, Iranian-American philosopher Fereidoun M. Esfandiary who In the 1970s, changed his name to the avatar-like FM-2030 and after his death in 2000, became the first person to be vitrified – a process one up from cryofixation. FM-2030 was also a huge proponent of transhumanism, the notion of the utilization of technology to overcome human limitations.
On Post Plague, Odonis Odonis delivers a hypnotic pulse that leaves a lasting impression. Post Plague forces us to realize what we are: vulnerable, frantic creatures yearning for authenticity.
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