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O+S are Orenda Fink (of Azure Ray and Art in Manila) and Scalpelist, aka Cedric Lemoyne (of Remy Zero).

The group started as a friendship nearly two decades ago in Birmingham, Alabama. “Orenda and I have been friends for 16 years,” Lemoyne offers. “When Remy Zero was just starting and becoming successful in Birmingham, Orenda and her musical partner Maria were a 16-year-old songwriter duo that would just hang around. We quickly recognized a talent in them and knew they would do well. ” Many years later, an artist-in-residence program in Omaha would provided them with unusual creative control, resulting in several recordings of experimental pop songs.

Fink had moved to Omaha because of her involvement in Azure Ray and their Omaha-based record company Saddle Creek Records. When the local Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts offered Fink a musical art residency, she accepted, and with no guidelines in place, Fink considered using her collection of field recordings (recorded in, among other places, Omaha, Haiti, and an Alabama church) as source material for loops and pop songs. Fink: “My idea was to go and collect field recordings from all over. Places that inspired me in a kind of atmospheric way”

Fink invited her old friend Lemoyne to participate in the art project and he soon took residence at the Center in Omaha, where their early meetings took place in the basement.

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  • x03c6

    It's not a new life It's the same old one

    22 Apr 6:35am Reply
  • handcuter

    permanent scar

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • M_Fabio3

    Anyone has a download link . I've been searching everywhere to download it. T_T

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ohmysweetnurse

    It's not a new life It's the same old one I love this song.<3

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • imtrance

    I like their work )

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Pedro_Stahl

    Toreador :)

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • lincredible

    yeah, $9.00 @ saddle creek

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • SkyShepard

    can anyone pm me the link to download this album?

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • riippumato

    new life <3

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Simple-M

    New Life - amazing song *_*

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • doctor_daemon

    Amazing band. Discovered it while rewatching Dollhouse. Listened a few songs on grooveshark before deciding to order the CD. Can't wait!

    26 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Ellemort

    Lonely Ghosts <3

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • kevintwister

    Hmm, cool song however I was curious if they were saying something backwards in that weird intro so I loaded it into an audio editor and played the intro backwards. To my surprise the girl chanting "Yes Father God" is saying "Father of Satan" very clearly. Not sure if that was intentional but pretty eerie I must say.

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • ropedancer

    First heard these guys on Dollhouse. Their music is great!

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • albertrose

    really good.

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • BoutiqueEmpire

    very nice, thank you.

    30 Sep 2009 Reply
  • shiningxmemory

    "we do what we want to" is love!! Heard it on Grey's and had to have it

    13 Sep 2009 Reply
  • ethancraft

    Dollhouse <3

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • 47AtlasTakesAim

    So awesome. I love how gritty and muscular the bass is on "Permanent Scar". You know, I was bummed back when Azure Ray split up... but if that neve happened O+S may never have happened!

    30 May 2009 Reply
  • zombiemonkey47

    @SarahxFace/wissywig That would be what you call praying in tongues and people saying "Yes, Father God". And it seems other songs may also feature similar elements: "We’d take samples of sounds of Haitian rituals, street noises or whatever, then cut them into loops." (Scalpelist)

    13 May 2009 Reply
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