Orsak:Oslo is a melancholic brew of kraut, psych and post-rock with gentle fuzz-filled melodies and a noticeable nordic atmosphere. On the bands new release Skimmer/Vemod they investigate contrasting inspirational backdrops and methods.
Skimmer borrows atmospheres from dank forest floors and midland flora, influences which are not commonly referred to by Orsak:Oslo. The songs’ fundamentals were written and recorded as a live jam, which has become sort of the band’s hallmark by now.
Vemod stands in stark opposition, as by time of creation the pandemic had the band separated in different countries. This called for some experimental songwriting and recording techniques, and Orsak:Oslo had to venture beyond their standard modus operandi. On the familiar side, the band cites Vemod’s influences as "nautical", something that has also been of inspiration to some of their earlier work.
Side A (Skimmer)
Side B (Vemod)
(High res. music files and photos)
Orsak:Oslo was founded by Christian from Gothenburg, Sweden and Øyvind from Oslo, Norway.
On the 1st of July 2014 they released their first EP "Torggata Sway", named after the street where they shared a flat together. Soon after, they got a hold on Bjarne (keys then, now guitar).
The final piece fit in 2016, when Peter joined on bass.
Now, less than 7 years after "Torggata Sway", Orsak:Oslo has released 11 digital EPs. The last two, "Skimmer" and "Vemod", will be released on vinyl by Kapitän Platte.