Sure, working in hospitality can be a blast, but it usually means a lot of late nights being on the less fun side of the bar and missing out on some great gigs. So, when a night off comes up, I like to grab the opportunity with both hands to check out some local talent. Last week I was lucky enough to check out Adelaians Osloh at the new Jade Monkey – which by the way is adorable – and let just say my night off wasn’t wasted.
Their style is experimental electronica with sounds similar to that of Bonobo and Oisima, but with more pairs of hands and less vocal work. The group seamlessly put together a mix of synth, samples and live instrumental work into super smooth, slow, lengthy tracks. They have also further concreted my stance on saxophone. Which is that they are delicious and under-used.
They held the audience completely captivated and had many punters seated comfortably on the ground front and centre watching in awe. If it wasn’t the music people were getting lost in, it was definitely the video back drop. Imagine vintage home videos being played through a kaleidoscope, somehow leaving you feeling emerged in a nostalgic high.
Recently Osloh were the closing act at Moving Music this year, in which they worked with Capital Waste Pictures to provide a treat for the ears and eyes. To those who were able to go, I am so very jealous.
This my friends, is music to melt to.
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