Speak Onion
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Speak Onion

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The best kept secret in music


This band has no press


s/t- Self-titled, self-released full length.
"Trust Me, It Will Put You Off Your Lunch" saw some local and internet radio play.

Unrelated Sisters- split single with Anomalies on Tempo Blaster Records


Feeling a bit camera shy


Speak Onion began in Summer ‘05 in Dan Abatemarco’s basement apartment in NYC. Having grown up on Digital Hardcore and Wax Trax, Dan had always worked under different names on various forms of noisy electronic music, but when a friend who worked in a soda plant started to bring home case after case of experimental soda (serioiusly), Dan’s sugar/caffeine/carbonation binges produced ever more intense beats and basses. Speak Onion was the name for the strange and often threatening tracks that resulted. A bedroom setup consisting of equipment that would be more at home in a circa 1995 hip hop studio than the lair of a seething breakcore fiend is the epicenter of all the madness. Drum machines and samplers ultimately send their output to a laptop running unique audio processing software written in MATLAB (something for engineering nerds that no one in their right mind would use for music), adding another layer of chaos. Speak Onion’s goal now is to leave no eardum unmolested, branching tentacles into breakcore, illbient, grind, industrial, doom, and whatever else is applicable. Live shows around NYC have caused heads to turn, middle ears to clamp down, and blood to curdle. Having shared the stage with Edgey, Enduser, Blaerg, Haxan, Hallowed Butchery of The Son, Electrocutionerdz and more, Speak Onion is notorious for using a popcorn popper in his setup as a live sound source. What is more rhythmically chaotic than popcorn popping? Speak Onion is hellbent on answering that question.