The duo Oneo Fakind surprise on track The Coniologist with a twisting and turning eclectic mix of electronica and ambience.
It’s fair to say that Oneo Fakind have a plethora of ideas to play with when it comes to electronic-based music. Track The Coniologist is testament to this, twisting and turning through dark atmospheres to warm, crackling sections, the flow can change at the drop of a hat amongst a frenzy of well-tailored beats and melodies.
Kicking in with settled synths and samples, subtle radiotronic sounds drift over a serene piano track that weaves its way in between the layers. It then becomes more prominent as bass-laden beats drop and the track turns more heavily towards eclectic electronic experiments and structures.
The way the track builds is expressive yet gentle, allowing any new sound entrants to debut in an interesting way at the forefront before gradually fading into the background. It’s a kind of jazz set up in that way, but also brings a flavour on indietronica into its beguiling overall sound.
The track keeps the listener on their toes with its constant shifting nature, meaning you can’t just sit back and relax, but have to take in all the delicately balanced ideas and flows throughout. It might seem just a little heavy-handed near the end of the track, but the way everything gradually fades away into a gentle and playful xylophone sound is an inspired finishing off to the well-constructed chaos.
The Coniologist fuses together elements of ambience against electronica in an always interesting way that allows the track to breathe when necessary. The number of ideas being thrown around can be overwhelming at first, but when you get used to it, it can be a delight to listen to. The duo has really pulled together something very interesting with this track.