Music Band: Generator Ohm

Music Album: Upon the Me Om I

Record Label: Self-released

Song Singers/Perfomers Rating
Lemming Shuffle Generator Ohm ★★★½☆
They Can See Us Generator Ohm ★★★☆☆
Platius Generator Ohm ★★★☆☆
Smoke Eater Generator Ohm ★★★½☆
Marginal Hop Generator Ohm ★★★½☆
Lynarco’s Men Generator Ohm ★★★☆☆
Youth in Arms Generator Ohm ★★★☆☆
Devotion in Flux Generator Ohm ★★★☆☆
First Encounters of the Worst Kind Generator Ohm ★★★½☆
Devout, Devour Generator Ohm ★★★☆☆
Yukon Tempest Generator Ohm ★★★½☆

 1. Lemming Shuffle

 Like Sonic Youth, Jeff Buckley and Porcupine Tree combined, Generator Ohm fascinate with their progressive rhythms, beautiful vocals and intelligent lyrics. Strange and captivating. 

2. They Can See Us

Starting with a creepy guitar line, a jungle beat and a thick, distorted bass line, this is rock experimentation at its best.

 3. Platius

 Once again, the choices of guitar/bass melody and vocal lines are of the stranger variety. There’s a sense of underlying tension, and it works in Generator Ohm’s favor.

 4. Smoke Eater

 Fugazi would be proud of this piece. Possibly one of the most punk/post-punk tracks, the band show their DIY cred with this frantic force to be reckoned with.

 5. Marginal Hop

 Possibly the best track on the release. Everything comes together; you can even hear some Rush influence here.

 6.Lynarco’s Men

 Atmospheric and disturbing.

 7. Youth in Arms

 The emotion of the vocals is perhaps the most potent here, and the Jeff Buckley/Eliott Smith sound is clear.

 8. Devotion in Flux

 Sullen and aggressive at the same time. Uncomfortable notes abound, and it’s all carefully calculated.

 9. First Encounters of the Worst Kind

 Get ready for some feedback! This heads squarely into epic territory with impressive guitar work and band dynamics.

 10. Devout, Devour

 More of what I’ve come to expect from this band; interesting rhythms, strange melodies and dark lyrics.

 11. Yukon Tempest

 The bass line makes the song – the guys slow things down here for an epic closer.

 Album ★★★★★★½☆☆☆

 Generator Ohm’s “Upon the Me Om I” channels Fugazi and Jeff Buckley with dazzling effect. The musicianship is intensely good, and the mixture of punk, progressive rock and alternative makes for an interesting listen. It’s also one of the more genuinely dark and intelligent underground releases you’re likely to hear in 2012. Without a doubt one of Brooklyn’s premiere bands, Generator Ohm should be hitting the festivals shortly if there’s any justice.

 Check out Generator Ohm’s websites at:  generatorohm.bandcamp.com and www.facebook.com/generatorohm.