ONEIDA

POSITIONS EP (ROCKET RECORDINGS)

ONEIDA - POSITIONS EP 95307
Format:
1 12"
Release:
25.03.2016
Label:
ROCKET RECORDINGS
Genre:
Rock
Kat.-Nr.:
95307
Barcode:
4024572953072
Possessed of a restless spirit and an uncompromising approach, Brooklyn's peerless experimental rock iconoclasts Oneida have been delighting and perplexing the wider world for some eighteen years now, never once settling into a recognisable style on a continuing mission that has blown minds, furrowed brows and spun heads at every turn.

Informed by the art-orientated mindset of krautrock, the chutzpah of post-punk and the radical ethos of minimalism, yet never falling prey to cliche or homage along the way, this is a band who've always seen predictability and comfort as sworn enemies, relentlessly forging forward with a fierce experimental drive.

With this in mind, the fact that their new EP 'Positions' on Rocket Recordings sees them hammering out two cover versions might initially seem like a look backwards for the band, as they take on work from those artists whom they've drawn succour and inspiration.

They selected songs by This Heat and Chrome - two bands who have affected the band as much in reckless adventure and synapse-shifting innovation as in revolutionary sonics.

Yet as ever with Oneida, things are not that simple, and this 29-minute opus is anything but.