Warning: Last items in stock!
Joyful Noise - JNR268LP
Though both Stewart and Cunningham are still in their 20s, they've become established performers in the Chicago scene. Both have experience as veteran players in several projects (including Tweedy and Whitney), with some half-dozen albums under their belts and a fervent appetite for experimental live performance at local venues such as Constellation. Enlisting fellow Chicago cohorts Doug McCombs, Ken Vandermark and cellist Tomeka Reid, OHMME recorded and self-produced Parts from Cunningham's Logan Square home studio, Fox Hall. With Parts, OHMME "wanted to capture a moment in time instead of something perfect.' The results are thrilling: from the pure pop opening track 'Icon' to the candied sludge of "Peach" to the skipping rhythms of "Parts" and the dusky closer "Walk Me," Parts draws from influences as diverse as Kate Bush and Brian Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets to jazz and improvisational music, making for an electric debut listening experience.