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The Omnific announce sophomore record, The Law Of Augmenting Returns, out on June 7th via Wild Thing Records

Hailing all the way from Australia, The Omnific are currently one of the most exciting and breathtaking progressive instrumental groups out there, and today, the dual bass prog trio have announced their sophomore record, The Law Of Augmenting Returns, which explores the notion that the more effort you invest in your artistry, the greater the rewards you reap. This powerful trinity of bass and drums pushed their creative boundaries to unprecedented heights; a tremendous body of work transpired, traversing the intense, the emotionally charged, and the humorous, appealing to a wide range of musical palates. On the new record, bassist Matt Fack explains, “The Law Of Augmenting Returns is the culmination of the experience and knowledge learnt and embodied in the 8 years of our existence as a band. With our creative mindset to incorporate new ideas adhered to the core principle of bass, this album paints the story of the band’s past, present, and beyond”. The production team of the trio’s critically acclaimed debut record, Escapades, is reassembled for this release, including Adam Bentley (mixing, Arch Echo), Ermin Hamidovic (mastering, Periphery), and Josh Saunders (artwork); with the majority of programming handled by the band’s own Matt Fack.

To celebrate the announcement of the record, The Omnific have released the first single off of it, “Base Camp”, whose origin began with an emotional piano motif, the track’s first line heard), later to be adapted for two bass guitars. Bassist Matt Fack was inspired by the heroism of heroes, the adventures they partake, and their inevitable return to “Base Camp”. Fack proclaims, “In what could be described, as the defining song of a new era of musical possibilities to come from us, ‘Base Camp’ takes you on a journey to the top of the mountain, and back”. The music video for the single – which you see and listen to below this article – was captured by acclaimed directors Jamie McVicker and Declan Blackall (Plini, The Omnific – ‘Phat Mackerel’), and filmed in Jervis Bay, south of Sydney. Co-director McVicker recollects, “We felt a particular feeling of homecoming as an emotional through-line to the song. The hero returns from their travels, to see a world renewed by the change in consciousness brought on by the adventure”, akin to the story of The Omnific.

The Law Of Augmenting Returns will be released on June 7th via Wild Thing Records. Pre-orders are now available here.


Photo credit: Declan Blackall

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