happy mag subscription

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.

osloh band

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.



[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/90685286″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]



Leave a Reply

January 23, 2014

More from Happy

  • Introducing HydromedusaIntroducing Hydromedusa PHWOOOOOOAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!! With an ever-growing electronic dance music scene in Australia and the popularity of triple j-esque indie-rock, it’s hard to believe that hard rock and roll […]
  • Glass Skies – LemonadeGlass Skies – Lemonade If you wanted to re-visit the groovy 60’s without leaving the comfort of our modern day naughties technology, my suggestion would be to drop acid, have sex with many strangers and talk […]
  • ArchersArchers If The Smiths had a cousin who had grandchildren, I’d imagine it's music would sound like these guys. And is it just me, or is there more and more solid music coming out of Adelaide? […]
  • SwimmingSwimming I stumbled upon Adelaide based Swimming after browsing Triple J Unearthed's Top 50 Most Played Artists of 2013. They clocked in at #17. A relatively unremarkable number*, it was their band […]
  • West Thebarton Brothel Party – ChemotherapyWest Thebarton Brothel Party – Chemotherapy Remember those kids we introduced you to a while back? You know, the ruckus music makers from Adelaide that had no recordings, let alone releases, but were still scoring kick-ass support […]
  • Introducing God God Dammit DammitIntroducing God God Dammit Dammit GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT! It’s actually just God God Dammit Dammit, however, everything about this band induces the need to shout, or aggressively caps-lock type their name. Jumping or […]