Orsak:Oslo is a melancholic brew of Kraut, Psych and Post Rock with gentle fuzz-filled melodies and a noticeable nordic atmosphere. On the bands new release “Skimmer/Vemod,” out December 10, 2021 they investigate contrasting inspirational backdrops and methods.
Skimmer borrows atmospheres from dank forrest floors and midland flora, influences which are not commonly referred to by Orsak:Oslo. The songs’ fundamentals were written and recorded as a live jam, which has become sort of the band’s hallmark by now.
Vemod stands in stark opposition, as by time of creation the pandemic had the band separated in different countries. This called for some experimental songwriting and recording techniques, and Orsak:Oslo had to venture beyond their standard modus operandi. On the familiar side, the band cites Vemod’s influences as “nautical,” something that has also been of inspiration to some of their earlier work.
“Skimmer” is available on Bandcamp: https://orsakoslo.bandcamp.com
Orsak:Oslo was founded by Christian from Gothenburg, Sweden and Øyvind from Olso, Norway. On the July 1, 2014 they released their first EP “Torggata Sway,” named after the street where they had shared the flat. Soon after, they got a hold on Bjarne (keys then, now guitar). The final piece fit in 2016, when Peter joined on bass.
Now, less than 7 years after “Torggata Sway” Orsak:Oslo has released 11 digital EPs. The last two, “Skimmer” and “Vemod” will be released on limited edition vinyl and other formats via Kapitän Platte.
Pre-order it on the label’as official webshop: https://kapitaen-platte.de/shop/orsakoslo-skimmer-vemod/
Vinyl comes in gatefold-sleeve incl. senseless insert and download-code Limited to 300 copies, first 100 contain a LP-sized silkscreen print of the cover art.
CD comes in cardboard-sleeve
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