Oneo Fakind – “Five Months of Herself, Six Years Later”


Touting a nocturnal synth-forward mystique, “Five Months of Herself, Six Years Later” is a striking electronic track from Toronto-based duo Oneo Fakind. The project of Brett Cairns and Matt Legge formed in 2017, and their sound stirs with its fusing of ambient spaciousness and riveting structural swells — evident here in the growth from eerie, ruminating mystery into an energetic rhythmic conclusion.

A darkly captivating sound is on display to start, with ominous swells building into sporadic synth buzzes, a ghostly synth pad whisper, and pit-pattering percussion. The intoxicating, patiently evolving aesthetic is accompanied by a music video (directed by Ali Razavi), above, that embraces the late-night soundscape with entrancing choreography (from Elora Johnson Kalk). Aptly, the dancers and camera assume a more frantic movement as dexterous percussion evolves throughout the second half, lending a climatic and delectably unsettling fervency to this compellingly atmospheric mix from Oneo Fakind.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Electronic.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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