After the critically acclaimed glam/psych miasma of 2009’s “Universal Malcontents”, and subsequent tours in Europe and the USA, Detroit’s O.C. returned to their analog cave to record Matthew Smith’s latest batch of tunes. Wanting to capture the energy and vibe of their recent live performances in a semi-controllable studio environment, “Seemingly Solid Reality” was recorded on a reel-to-reel 8-track in a house in the same neighborhood, (and with the same architectural dimensions) as the old Motown studio. Throughout the album, sweet melodies and harmonies soar over the gnashing of vicious, urban Motor City guitar workouts. Motown-fueled bass and drums throb hypnotically.
Listen to “Fell” here.