Another album that has sorta turned into the summer (slow) jam of the year is Minus The Bear’s latest, OMNI. This band never ceases to amaze me with the way they weave whatever it is they do. Some history should include that my wife and I both love the band’s 2005 album Menos el Oso, and I love their 2007 album Planet Of Ice more than she does, mainly because she’s not quite as fond of the near-metal guitar histrionics found on that album. Anyhow, back to OMNI… it’s, well, different. It’s a lot different from those past releases.
Yes, this is still Minus The Bear, but with OMNI they’re aiming for more than just to be kings of the indie prog-rock heap. As in the past, the Minus The Bear’s sound is incomparably cool with grooves that you can shake to all night long, but they’ve reduced the complexity and gone “lowest common denominator” on us all. I’m not saying that there aren’t moments where this sounds like the “old” Minus The Bear, but they’re obviously aiming for something different here. A good majority of the guitars have been replaced by synths that sound as if they were stolen straight out of the 1980’s and instead of hitting the listener with walls of atmospheric sound, these songs have (almost) been stripped down to their bare essentials.
It just be the slick production, but Minus The Bear (almost) comes across as a math-rock sorta version of Maroon 5. Jake Snider’s unexcitable (but silky smooth) vocal delivery is just the icing on the cake. OMNI is funky, moody, and full of sexy slithering grooves but (this time around) it all has a much more distinctly pop orientation. I dunno, maybe these guys took a trip in the hot tub time machine? Whatever the case, OMNI is an album that’s a bold leap for the band, and one that I (like many longtime fans) probably should be complaining about, but even with the guitar effects, the chintzy synths, and the pseudo-sexual posturing, this is so tight and well-played, I can’t help but love it.
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