Dual bassist prog trio The Omnific
release new single ‘Fountainhead’
Debut LP Escapades released 8th October via Wild Thing Records
Melbourne progressive instrumental trio The Omnific – featuring the unique line-up of two bass players and a drummer – have streamed their new single ‘Fountainhead’, from their forthcoming debut record Escapades.
The Australian trio’s much anticipated first LP Escapades will be released 8th October, via Wild Thing Records. Since releasing the initial single from the album, ‘Wax & Wane’, in May, the band have more than doubled their monthly listener count.
Stream the song here: https://smarturl.it/theomnific
Bassist Jerome Lematua comments: “If The Omnific had a track that displayed pure emotion, pushing past the absolute worst of everything, ‘Fountainhead’ would be it. For me, this song represents how anyone can push past their demons and succeed no matter the situation. Never giving up is a hard part in all aspects of life, that many people never get to see or understand, but to me this song gives me hope. If it can give me hope, then I’m confident it can give someone else out there the same hope.”
Escapades is the band’s most adventurous work to date, an instrumental mosaic that dances between the edges of progressive rock, djent, funk, nintendocore, and synth-driven electronic soundscapes, an aural experience akin to a journey to an alternate world through a dimension-hopping Tesla.
The album features a guest bassist performance from Clay Gober of Polyphia on the track ‘Antecedent’, with the record being brought to life by mixing engineer Adam Bentley (Felix Martin, Arch Echo), and mastering from Ermin Hamidovic (Periphery, Devin Townsend Band, Plini).
After releasing three stunning EPs the band have attracted interest and fans from all corners of the globe clocking in over 5 million Spotify streams and 2 million views on their Youtube channel. The Omnific’s accessible style is for all music lovers; from those seeking to be challenged to those who wish to be blanketed by atmosphere, creating an identifiable sound and diverse international fan base. With swirling textures, syncopation, euphoric highs and melancholic lows; The Omnific are truly captivating.
The band have established working relationships with reputable companies Darkglass Electronics, Neural DSP and Dingwall Guitars, seeing them represent the brands with performances at the Melbourne Guitar Show, bringing attention amongst the ‘Gear-Nerd’ community. Coupled with their online play-through, gear demo and music videos, the band’s reach is beyond what many would expect from this impressive Melbourne trio so early in their career.
They are also no stranger to the live circuit with a stack of domestic and international touring under their belt, having toured with Between the Buried and Me (Australian Tour) Cog (Sold Out Australian Tour), Intervals & Sithu Aye (European Tour), several of their own headline Australian tours as well as supporting Ne Obliviscaris, Galactic Empire, Circles and others.