8/24/2016

Odonis Odonis share sci-fi video "Needs" on NPR - Announce tour w/ Tobacco

ODONIS ODONIS 

SHARE NEW VIDEO "NEEDS" VIA NPR

ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR WITH TOBACCO

POST PLAGUE OUT NOW ON FELTE



"industrial music clangs and bangs, capturing the nightmare of an increasingly cold world where technology severs us from humanity, leaving us awash in narcissistic nihilism. Bringing to mind the work of fellow retro-synth artists Perturbator and SURVIVE NPR

Director Scott Cudmore explains Needs is about "Old, entitled, white men and the system of oppression and exploitation that they've created to serve their...well...needs, which are usually money and power. I'm looking at this through the lens of science fiction, but I wanted to depict that power structure breaking down finally. Breaking down internally. There's no linear narrative and you are free to think of that aspect in any way, but each image is a depiction of this breakdown as well as of repression, exploitation and desperation."

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. It was released on felte earlier this summer to high acclaim from Pitchfork who gave it a 7.9, THUMPFader and more. 

Today the trio release the first episode of multimedia short films based on Post Plague. They'll continue to blend VR and traditional video to tell a larger fictional story. The viewer, begins in Needs by taking the trans-human leap transferring their existence into a barely functional AI robot and from there are pulled into an epic post apocalyptic journey into the not so distant future.

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.

OO announce a full U.S. fall tour with Tobacco in support of Post Plague - full list of dates below.
Odonis Odonis Live Dates:

08.25 Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
08.26 Montreal, ON @ Analogue Addictions
09.28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
09.29 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
09.30 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
10.01 Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet *
10.03 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
10.07 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
10.08 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
10.10 Oakland, CA @ TBA ^ 
10.11 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
10.13 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
10.14 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
10.15 San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
10.16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
10.18 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
10.20 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
10.21 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi *
10.22 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
11.29 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl *

* w/ TOBACCO
^ w/ Chasms

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