London based duo Otzeki (the project of cousins Mike Sharp and Joel Roberts) have announced the release of their second album which follows 2018’s debut album Binary Childhood. Now is a Long Time will be out on March 19th, 2021 via Akira Records. We already shared “Fading Up”, “Familiar Feeling” and “Max Wells-Demon“; “Unthunk” is a new excerpt.
Singer Mike Sharp on the song: “Unthunk is a sardonic ‘maditation’ on pop. In terms of musical references, I was inspired by the kitschiness of Billy Joel’s ‘We didn’t start the fire’ after overhearing it at the Stapleton Tavern in Finsbury Park, I was also watching a bunch of music videos by the band Devo, Daft Punk, Throbbing Gristle and Kendrick Lamar. The seed grew out of a quirky drum loop Joel and I made using his TR8 drum machine, which gave the song a far slower vibe before Beni Giles later introduced vocoder and synths into the mix, taking it back to the 80’s.”
Watch the official video below.