Premiere: OhmField – “Worm Can”


Fresh off the dazzling track “Rest” a couple months ago, London-based electronic producer OhmField again shows stylistically eclectic charm and a knack for memorable hooks on new track “Worm Can”, which we’re thrilled to premiere. Glistening synths and piano make for a lush beginning, though an effervescent expansion at 20-second mark kicks off a sort of hypnotic infectiousness that never ceases. The hook-y vocal sample combines with the pulsating effervescence of the electronic landscape to result in a strong, memorable effort.

“My work as OhmField began early in 2018 as a direct response to a discouraging end of 2017,” he explains. “I see “Worm Can” as a study of the contrasting emotions I felt in Winter as opposed to the present day.”

“I stumbled across the vocal sample and I immediately became intrigued with the idea that ‘opening up a can of worms’ doesn’t necessarily have to envisage negative connotations. In order to address deeper issues in any situation, it’s important to accept that things may get worse before they get better; and with persistence, the risk is worth the reward.”

“Creating an uplifting, bright song in a major key helped to create this image while lyrically, using a typically negative expression. I’ve always been interested in combining organically recorded instrumentation with futuristic elements. The acoustic guitar, piano and field-recordings in this track juxtaposes the granular percussion and heavily-processed vocal sample to create further contrasts.”

“Worm Can” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2018’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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