Friday, June 13, 2008
CD Review: Omni - Ghosts
Omni - Ghosts
2007, Faux Pas Records
Omni comes from Seattle's burgeoning Experimental Melodic Rock scene, which is as relevant and prolific as the grunge scene that rose from that city's streets in the late 1980's. Omni add an element of Progressive Art-Rock to their compositions, eschewing predictable turns of melody for more interesting twists and turns. Ghosts is a journey the band hopes you'll accompany them on, while they shine a bright light into the dark crevices of truth as they see it.
Highlights include End Game, Mother Night, The Front, and Meridian. The album definitely becomes a little more mellow and dark as it progresses until it ends on the hopeful Fingers Crossed. Omni's musicianship seems to know little boundary, and the songs take on a musical life of their own. While I will admit that I personally wasn't pulled in by all of the songs here, I can respect the pure musicality and compositional complexity of the material here. This is an incredibly talented band
I would highly recommend that you check out Omni's Ghosts. Expect to be won over when you do, and expect big things from Omni in the long run.
Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Omni at www.myspace.com/omniband , where you can purchase a copy of Ghosts, or www.omni-music.com.