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The Omnific release teaser video for new album Escapades

The Omnific
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Melbourne's dual-bass playing instrumental prog trio The Omnific will release their debut album, Escapades, through Wild Thing Records on September 10. The band have released a video trailer for the album which you can watch below.

"Writing music is always full of opportunity," the band say. "As a band, we feel like Escapapdes explores a diverse range of moods that represent who we are and where we’re going."

Depsite the two-bass player sonic approach the range of sounds and styles the band (bassists Matthew Fackrell and Toby Peterson-Stewart and drummer Jerome Lematua) deliver using instruments not typically regarded as carriers of melody is nothing short of breath-taking. From the groove-laden funk of lead single Wax & Wane to the ominous, grandiose closing track Posterity, the musicianship on display here is undeniably impressive. Polyphia's bassist Clay Gober guests on Wax & Wane as well. 

The Omnific have released three EPs and having toured with Between The Buried & MeNe Obliviscaris, Galactic Empire, Circles and others.

Wild Things Records General Manager, Tibor Gede adds: ‘“The Omnific achieve with their new record the unimaginable by simultaneously pushing the boundaries of the genre with their pulsing syncopated rhythmics and intricate harmonies whilst also writing fantastic songs accessible to ears far and wide… pulling it off simply with just two bassists and a drummer, no vocals, or guitar whatsoever! Wow, what a pleasure to work with this act!” 

Pre-order Escapades.

The Omnific

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The Omnific: Escapades
1. Antecedent
2. Wax & Wane
3. The Labyrinth Chronicles
4. Scurryfunge
5. Merlin’s id
6. Matai
7. Fountainhead
8. Dwam
9. Ne Plus Ultra
10. Escapades
11. Posterity

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.