Yet another blissful tune from The Omnific!
The Omnific’s instrumental-prog, duelling bass approach obviously draws many comparisons towards the likes of Evan Brewer and Victor Wooten, yet there’s always been a pristine duality to the Melbourne trio’s sound. Both pulsating rhythm and sonic beauty; an awesome mid-point between intricacy and intimacy. Which is exactly the case with their latest single, ‘Erin‘. The star-gazing new track takes on a calming mood and serene textures, with some lovely synths and virtual strings adding to the instrumentation. While still rhythmic, isn’t as gymnastic as other tunes of theirs (like ‘Ersatz‘ or ‘Objets de Vertu‘). For just like the delicate nature of songs like ‘Bugbear‘ from their 2017 EP, ‘Kismet‘, this thoughtful, well-produced and soothing new single retains a sweet sense of harmony and melody; all with some solid tapping parts included too!
‘Erin‘ was produced by the one of the group’s bassists (yes, they have two) Toby Peterson-Stewart and then mixed by Forrester Savell (Dead Letter Circus, Cog, Karnivool), with some additional programming done by Jamie Marinos (ex-Sentinel, Wither). While Toby has kept the band’s personal story for this track close to their chests, he did reveal to us that: “The inspiration for ‘Erin’ came from being admitted to hospital and needing a creative outlet to cope with the stress and boredom. The story is entirely interpretive as the music can represent a variety of aspects in life.”
I can understand why some people don’t like The Omnific. For some, instrumental prog just isn’t their thing, and it never will be. For others, they think that a two-bassist band is just really gimmicky. Yet every time these guys release a new song, I’m just over here thinking to myself, “…this is fucking sick“. So check out the gorgeous ‘Erin‘ below, familiarize it all, and then catch The Omnific performing it live on their upcoming tour with Brisbane’s always-eccentric and loveably weird Osaka Punch this November!