Album Review – Omnesia are setting the World On Fire

Omnesia come from Oakland, California but there are no warm and sunny beaches in the music they are creating. Instead, there’s a colder, more personal and introvert interpretation of synth rock music that’s not afraid to be both melancholic and danceable. Omnesia is a duo with Medella Kingston handling vocals, lyrics and writing alongside M2 who’s in charge of guitars, synths, programming and pretty much everything else. With a bunch of guest artists, the duo has recorded a lengthy album that does manage to keep things interesting for whole 14 tracks.

What we really like about Omnesia and their ‘World On Fire’ is that they never stay in the same place. Some of the pieces are more drifting and ambient, others are fast, beats are persistent and offer a solid base for a ton of synth layers, beautiful or mean guitars and Medella’s unobtrusive but memorable vocals. If you feel slightly mad at the world but also want to sad-dance a bit keep an eye for this album. It officially releases on October 5th and we’re more than glad we had the chance to give it a spin. Somehow it kept raining outside throughout the whole record. Omnesia, that moody weather is on you!

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