Over the last year, Patrick Gregoire and his friends have been exploring texture in a series of singles. The latest, “O.M.O.”, is the biggest sonic leap to date.
It’s hard to describe the progression - the most potent arrows in the quiver are still synths, sax, bass and programming - but the output is looser and much more technical. A cavern of dub that engulfs the ’80s melody and the distorted, rough edges that develop on the second half of this song eliminate any sense of comfort. Some how, the song is as infectious as it is unsettling.
This is the last installment of a singles before the band drops LP #2. If these are the type of songs we can expect, look out.