Oneida is an American experimental rock band from Brooklyn, New York, United States. Their influences include psychedelic rock, krautrock, electronic, noise rock, and minimalism, but the overall structure and intent of their music is not taken directly from any of these styles. Common elements found in their music include improvisation, repetition, driving rhythms, antique and analog equipment, and an overall eclecticism.
Romance is the latest studio album by Brooklyn psych/noise/kraut godfathers Oneida.
16 tracks · 18 February 2011.
Their 12th album, Romance, explores new ground yet again, literally and metaphorically, as an examination of where one fits in the tumult of suddenly inhospitable environments. Across 11 tracks clocking in at 72 minutes, Romance offers a comprehensive yet concise survey of the best of Oneida’s vast and varied catalog-transfixing ambient loops, expansive krautrock jams, and even straight-ahead rock, while taking less time than ever to get to the point.
Oneida biography ONEIDA is an improv rock outfit from Brooklyn/New York formed in 1997. Originally featuring Papa Crazy (guitar, vocals), Bobby Matador (keyboards), drummer Kid Millions, and Hanoi Jane (bass, guitar) they made a name for itself in the New York area with numerous live performances. The group took early cues from garage and punk bands, but went on experimental paths more and more. ONEIDA are recommended to fans of experimental rock music with the emphasis on space/krautrock elements which are often presented with a special quirky attitude. ONEIDA Videos (YouTube and more).
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