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Networker

Omni

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1.1
Sincerely Yours
Omni
2:45
1.2
Courtesy Call
Omni
3:46
1.3
Moat
Omni
1:58
1.4
Underage
Omni
3:34
1.5
Skeleton Key
Omni
3:41
1.6
Genuine Person
Omni
2:43
1.7
Present Tense
Omni
3:29
1.8
Blunt Force
Omni
1:34
1.9
Flat Earth
Omni
2:53
1.10
Networker
Omni
1:52
1.11
Sleep Mask
Omni
3:29
Total Playing Time    31:44
Enter Networker, the new album by Omni and first with indie giant Sub Pop Records. Their sound is still defined by sparse drums, locked-in bass, blistering guitar, and nonchalant, yet assured vocals, but from the first notes of “Sincerely Yours” you’ll immediately notice that Networker sounds much cleaner and more “HI-FI” than their prior two albums, Deluxe (2016) and Multi-task (2017). The departure in fidelity suits the new record and allows the listener to enjoy the nuances of their meticulous arrangements.

Networker was written half between tours and half during recording sessions. The band, Philip Frobos on bass/vocals and Frankie Broyles on guitars/drums/keys, returned with longtime collaborator Nathaniel Higgins to the studio in South Georgia where they also recorded Multi-task and most recent single “Delicacy.” In this case, the “studio” is a cabin near Vienna, GA (pronounced Vye-anna) that was built by Frankie Broyles’ great-grandparents in the 1940s.

Overall, Networker is simultaneously fun, catchy, and contains some truly impressive musicianship. Omni and Nathaniel Higgins have done a stellar job of reigning in their diverse influences into a cohesive record by curating their sounds into a tight package that leaves you just on the cusp of understanding where the band is coming from, while still feeling like you’re hearing something totally fresh. While their earlier records had more of a “post-punk” sound, Networker is an amalgamation of the best sounds of the ’70s and ’80s, all arranged with (mostly) guitars, bass, and drums for our contemporary age, and it really works!
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