Osloh
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Osloh

South Australia, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

South Australia, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo EDM Experimental

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For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been tossing around ideas as to how to best capture this track in words. But for the life of me, I haven’t been able to bring myself to it. There’s so much existentially beauty resting beneath this song, I don’t think I could ever do it justice; in fact, I don’t think anyone could. “Tides” is more than just music—it’s an experience. And no matter how cliché that may seem, there’s no denying that this song is a thing of pure, adulterated bliss.

Unlike many of their contemporaries, Osloh has quite a few hands at their disposal. With five band members in total, they are able to expend much more energy in making their music and focus on every little detail. By utilizing a much wider palette of sounds, styles and textures, these boys have spawned a truly euphoric masterpiece that is both rich and natural in tone. But while many of the sonic elements that the band incorporate into “Tides” are electronic in nature, what really helps separate this song from the rest of the pack is the bright acoustic guitar that propels it forward.

Clear in tone, it provides the song with a much needed backbone while sticking to the core features. Building upon the rousing backdrop that has been splayed out, the guitar effortlessly intertwines with the soothing atmospherics and crystal-like bells. In short, “Tides” is one lush piece of electronica that is sure to brighten your day, regardless of how relaxing (or not relaxing) it may already be. - Indie Current


This coming weekend, Moving Music will once again lead the Adelaide public on an urban safari where they will be presented with some great locally grown art, music, design and more along the way. It's a popular concept that has truly changed up the way you perceive art in all its forms and how it can be experienced and in 2014, the program is one of the best yet. Osloh and the talented folk behind Capital Waste Pictures have come together in producing a special piece which will incorporate both the elements of live performance and visual art and will close the Moving Music tour.

Edward Cavanough from the band gave us an idea of what we can be expecting and how this process has been for him as a creative to be a part of.

Describe your involvement in Moving Music and what spiked your interest in being involved in the project in 2014?

Moving Music has given us the opportunity to create a one off, tailored performance in an incredibly unique performance space. We’ve been working with the film production company Capital Waste Pictures to create a collaborative audio-visual performance that will be played for the first, and only, time at Moving Music. Being offered such an excellent opportunity, to create a performance in collaboration with so many other talented individuals, is what enticed us to get on board with the 2014 tour.

Moving Music has been a great launchpad for not only local musicians, but local creatives in general, whether it be from the fields of music, fashion or visual arts and design. Why is that it’s only really over the last few years that these new, pioneering events have really started to take off? A change in public mindset?

I think that’s difficult to answer. But central to the success of any idea as risky and as interesting as Moving Music is the drive of the individuals involved. The guys running this event have a strong vision and a will to create something memorable and different, and I think any event with that kind of passion behind it will resonate with audiences.

Working with Capital Waste Productions in fusing music and visual arts for this must’ve been an interesting process – can you tell me a bit about how your ideas for this collaboration formed? What kind of paths are you heading down, as a music maker?

The fusion of music and film has been a central component of Osloh since our first performance in August. So in that sense, working with Capital Waste on the visual element to this show has been a really natural process. Our music tries to blend really modern technologies with a certain sense of nostalgia, and this is the central concept to the films which Capital Waste have been creating for this project.

Have you had to have the visual aspect in mind when working on the music for this project, or have you come to the table with sounds already formed, and have worked with Capital Waste from there?

We came to Capital Waste with some basic concepts in mind, and some sketches of some demo tracks we had lying around, but we’ve been really keen to let Capital Waste take control of the entire visual element, having been fans of their previous work. Although we have bounced off each other, we’ve certainly given each other independence when coming up with concepts both musically and visually.

What has been the biggest challenge/highlight of the process so far, for you?

Logistically, creating a completely synced AV performance has been tough. It has been a first for all involved; creating music and film simultaneously – traditionally, one aspect is laid over the other. The highlight has certainly been working with Capital Waste, who possess an ability to incorporate outside ideas into their already strong vision.

For people being introduced to Osloh through this event, what can you tell them to expect?

Our show at Moving Music will be our most significant yet and we’ve put a lot of work into creating a unique set that will only be performed in its entirety at this festival. We will be performing for the first time songs that will be on our debut release, due early in 2014. Expect a lot of different instruments, heavy sampling and live percussion, in one of the nicest physical spaces Adelaide has to offer.

As we see out 2013 and enter into 2014 with Moving Music and other creative ventures, how would you describe the past 12 months for you as an artist? What else are you working on that you can tell us about?

2013 has been an exciting year for me personally as well as Osloh as a whole; it has seen the project shift from just a concept into something tangible, and we’ve had the opportunity since first performing in August to play some great shows at home and interstate. 2014 will see the release of our first single, ‘Tides’ in late January, as well as the release of the entire audio-visual collaboration with Capital Waste created for the Moving Music tour. We’ll be supporting these releases with a lot of shows in Adelaide and around the Eastern seaboard throughout the Summer and into Autumn, which we are excited to be announcing very soon. - The AU Review


Sure, working in hospitality can be a blast, but it usually means a lot of late nights being on the less fun side of the bar and missing out on some great gigs. So, when a night off comes up, I like to grab the opportunity with both hands to check out some local talent. Last week I was lucky enough to check out Adelaians Osloh at the new Jade Monkey – which by the way is adorable – and let just say my night off wasn’t wasted.

Their style is experimental electronica with sounds similar to that of Bonobo and Oisima, but with more pairs of hands and less vocal work. The group seamlessly put together a mix of synth, samples and live instrumental work into super smooth, slow, lengthy tracks. They have also further concreted my stance on saxophone. Which is that they are delicious and under-used.

They held the audience completely captivated and had many punters seated comfortably on the ground front and centre watching in awe. If it wasn’t the music people were getting lost in, it was definitely the video back drop. Imagine vintage home videos being played through a kaleidoscope, somehow leaving you feeling emerged in a nostalgic high.

Recently Osloh were the closing act at Moving Music this year, in which they worked with Capital Waste Pictures to provide a treat for the ears and eyes. To those who were able to go, I am so very jealous.

This my friends, is music to melt to. - Hhhhappy


There isn’t typically a lot of jazz at Rocket Bar on Friday nights, but BadBadNotGood aren’t your typical jazz trio. In the country for Sydney’s boutique Outsidein Festival, they were kind enough to stop by Adelaide.

Local newcomers Osloh kicked off the night with their spatial and dreamy instrumental rock. Showing no sign that it was only their second show, they engaged the already-strong crowd with visuals and an array of keys, sax, guitar, bass, non-lyrical vocals and electronics to build layers of lush sound. - Rip It Up


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