Following a couple of European tours, o13 has released its first album ‘Time Wave Zero’ on desire. Time Wave Zero glides through time and space like a lucid dreaming dragonfly, settling on songs, scenes, and improvisations from a new post-modern American songbook.
“Though some of the textures that made up Ike Yard and Live Skull are here, the sound is effortlessly contemporary. Minimal, hypnotic bass (courtesy the fantastic Kent Heine) and drum grooves (sometimes live, some times sampled, sometimes a machine) set a rain slicked tone for which the Ballardian sci-fi synths and occasional guitars skitter across like neon reflections of some dystopian city scape. The vocals are ghostly chants wafting through like Doppler from a black sedan with conspiracies plastered on its doors. ”
“[o13] are an entirely unique hybrid, steeped in NYC lore, a strange alchemical melding of electronic futurism, poignant frazzled and blitzed avant-rock and thick fluid basslines. A glacial, dubby, haunted and dangerous futuristic post-punk.”
“Layering guitar, bass, and occasional live percussion over laptop loops and electronic clamor, the New York trio painted soundscapes that were part sci-fi, part film noir … fold[ing] flailing guitar and floor-shaking pulses into surprisingly poised songs.”
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