So you're sitting on a crate, watching the stars turn and possibly also witnessing the slow decay of the earth. But you can't use a thought like that. You're an exchange student for lifetime. Was it only yesterday that you trudged around on the great wall of China, drinking snake wine by moonlight? You wonder if your only problem is that you're shy and lonely. But your real problem is that you haven't got reception. Let alone a sense of mission. Ladies and gentlemen: Odd Beholder.
The warmth of a mammal. The sound of the sea. A boy's smile. When you truly behold something you become it, and when this happens, you disappear. Serenity. Patches of noise. The roaring sound of blood rushing through the veins. Introverts attracted by the limelight. He rushes forward instinctively. She cultivates notes like bacteria in a petri- dish. It's all research. Hesitation. Things left unsaid. Thinking so much that it leads to paralysis. Chaos. Shifting perspectives. Writing songs to preserve delicate emotions during rough times. Rain. Electricity. Sound as texture. Collecting sounds. Synthesizers and drum machines. Ways to escape a busy mind and keep fear at bay. Luckily poetry is a code and you can say the most dangerous things out loud without actually saying them.
Odd Beholder was founded in a bomb shelter in Dietikon in 2013. Daniela Weinmann wrote her songs in the flat of the artist Curdin Tones in Amsterdam. The final recording sessions took place in Berlin. Their live sound is characterized by minimalistic drum programming and analogue synth sounds. The video for their single "Landscape Escape" was shot by the Berlin film maker Grambow + Kirchknopf in collaboration with the Azerbaijan Social & Modern Dance Association. The artist duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs contributed the artwork for the EP. Their debut will be released on September 16th.