Odonis Odonis

Since​ ​their​ ​blown-out​ ​2011​ ​debut​ ​​Hollandaze,​ ​Toronto​ ​trio​ ​Odonis​ ​Odonis​ ​has​ ​continued​ ​to​ ​push​ ​their​ ​sound further​ ​into​ ​the​ ​depths​ ​of​ ​post-apocalyptic​ ​experimentation.​ ​Following​ ​2016’s​ ​foreboding​ ​​Post Plague,​ ​​No Pop ​is the​ ​band’s​ ​starker,​ ​more​ ​dance-floor-friendly​ ​fourth​ ​LP. 
 
Executed​ ​with​ ​precision,​ ​every​ ​sonic​ ​component​ ​of​ ​​No Pop ​​commands​ ​attention.​ ​Stripping​ ​down instrumentation​ ​to​ ​a​ ​handful​ ​of​ ​synths​ ​and​ ​an​ ​electronic​ ​drum​ ​kit,​ ​the​ ​band​ ​worked​ ​quickly​ ​to​ ​write​ ​and​ ​record, bringing​ ​demos​ ​and​ ​improvised​ ​takes​ ​into​ ​the​ ​studio​ ​and​ ​completing​ ​the​ ​recording​ ​process​ ​over​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of three​ ​days.​ ​The​ ​result​ ​is​ ​a​ ​focused​ ​blend​ ​of​ ​hard-hitting​ ​industrial,​ ​techno,​ ​and​ ​noise​ ​–​ ​but​ ​each​ ​track​ ​on​ ​​No Pop ​is​ ​never​ ​just​ ​one​ ​of​ ​those​ ​elements.​ ​Pulsing​ ​rhythms​ ​lay​ ​the​ ​ground​ ​for​ ​textural​ ​soundscapes​ ​masterfully woven​ ​together​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​palpable​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​doom​ ​that​ ​is​ ​thick​ ​and​ ​satisfying.
 
Taking​ ​its​ ​name​ ​from​ ​the​ ​anti-commercial​ ​No​ ​Pop​ ​movement,​ ​which​ ​infers​ ​that​ ​there​ ​”is​ ​no​ ​expiration​ ​date​ ​on music​ ​nor​ ​is​ ​it​ ​limited​ ​by​ ​geographic​ ​or​ ​regional​ ​boundaries,”​ ​​No Pop is​ ​raw​ ​with​ ​emotion​ ​that’s​ ​elevated​ ​by​ ​deft production.​ ​Each​ ​hypnotizing​ ​meditation​ ​captures​ ​an​ ​uncomfortably​ ​honest​ ​cynicism​ ​with​ ​a​ ​brush​ ​of​ ​humor, emphasized​ ​by​ ​sparse​ ​vocals​ ​that​ ​taunt​ ​the​ ​current​ ​dystopia​ ​of​ ​technology,​ ​human​ ​emptiness​ ​and​ ​the mundane.​ ​​No Pop ​is​ ​the​ ​soundtrack​ ​of​ ​a​ ​sinking​ ​ship,​ ​and​ ​we’re​ ​all​ ​happily​ ​aboard​ ​to​ ​go​ ​down​ ​with​ ​it. 
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