Cape Town, South Africa: six weeks have passed since Ohgod‘s release of the first single from The Great Silence. With the first full length album only days away from launching, Ohgod offers yet another single with ‘Introspection’ today.
“‘Introspection’ is really one of the tracks that we feel truly embodies everything Ohgod is going for in one track; from long-building sonic beds to lush distortion and syncopated rhythms. It shows the part of Ohgod that we really want to share with everyone. It aims to bring the listener to introspect, as the title suggests, and let the music take you on a journey inward with an aim of self discovery and reinforcing a strong love for oneself. It’s very important in this day and age to nurture your personal relationship with yourself. With social pressures heaping up and external influences always expecting us to be something else, its easy to feel like you are never good enough. The fact is that you are good enough, and you have to love yourself to truly love others”. ~ Danny Harris (Drums, Ohgod)
‘Introspection’: prelude to The Great Silence
As broadcast in recent months, Ohgod has been preparing for the launch of it’s debut full length album, The Great Silence. Already, the band earned itself a SAMMA in 2016 for its four-track Forest Feuds EP. We wanted to learn more about what lays in store for the full-length, and what fans can expect from the overall experience. Ohgod appears to have taken a broader approach with the coming project, focusing not only on an improved aural experience, but developing the product as a whole:
“Compared to the EP, we made a few changes in our workflow to ensure the best product we could deliver. We opted not to do multi-tracking this time around, mainly because we had more time to do the recording. When we recorded the EP we had two days at Cape Audio Collage with Yan Sanchez to track everything; this time around we had about three months to do the tracking. We also spared no expense on the presentation of the album, and the mix. There is a huge difference between recording an EP versus a full length, and we have learned so much more during this production that we are going to apply in future releases”. ~ Danny Harris
Apart from the songs now available for listening – which paint quite a picture already – there are the actual pictorial elements to the release; namely, a stunning album artwork, as well as captivating images for each single release. The Great Silence album art was created by Simon Kennedy, and the singles’ artwork for ‘Hungry Ghosts’ and ‘Introspection’ by Christi du Toit; further captivating the imagination.
The Great Silence official album launch party
Counting the days, fans can gear up for a live launch party at Bob’s District Six in home city Cape Town where first physical copies of the album can be bought with the stunning artwork in digipak, complete with a foldout poster as sleeve (as per art layouts shown above). Ohgod is joined by ambient post-rock band Yndian Mynah and shoegaze act Dangerfields. For full details and updates, join the facebook event page.