After a few years of experimenting in different industrial tones, Toronto’s Odonis Odonis have become pretty comfortable within the realm of coldwave since releasing Post Plague back in 2016. Yet that experimental agenda is far from behind them as proved with their latest release, an EP called Icon which sees the duo teaming up with a handful of collaborators over the course of six tracks. With A Place to Bury Strangers, Tobacco, Terror Bird, Actors, SUUNS, and Patriarchy (not to mention a supplementary merch drop designed by Dreamcrusher) featured on the tracklist, the release promises to be a diverse listen without venturing too far beyond the realm of comfortability Odonis Odonis have established for themselves.
Ahead of the EP release slated for June 9 via Pirates Blend and Felte Records, the band is sharing the first single which sees them pairing with the distinctive sounds of Tom Fec, a.k.a Black Moth Super Rainbow offshoot Tobacco. Beginning with an icy electronic beat, Fec soon makes his presence known with warped, buzzing electronics that sound like a pack of pitched-up motorbikes busting down the wall of an industrial rave. “The track started by just recording a bunch of jams with an Erica synth bassline and LinnDrum,” Odonis Odonis share. “We sent the jam over to Tom and he picked out his favorite moments. We used those parts to block out the song structure and some scratch vocals. Then Tom added a bunch of lead synth lines on top with a Juno. After that was mostly just polishing the track up until both parties were happy with it.”
Hear the results below, and pre-order the EP here.