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OvenWare’s Dark New Sonic Experiment

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OvenWare is an avant-garde independent recording artist who made his solo professional debut in 2021 with the album “Devil’s Deal”. That record introduced a wildly experimental, genre-smashing artist specializing in esoteric themes and dark moods.

Since his debut, OvenWare has released two albums and an EP. Working almost entirely alone, the adventurous producer’s unique sonic world lives in the haze between chaos and order. His music calls on the great traditions of the non-traditional, and in turn creates something completely new.

OVEDWARED is the brand new album from OvenWare, released worldwide via all major streaming services on October 31, 2022. The 10 track collection is a wild mix of musical genres, cryptic vocals and unhinged sonic experimentation. 

From the dark industrial ambience of “Applejaybees” to the deep demonic electronic div of the closer “Worse”, OvenWare defies categorization. He spins a dark mix of lo-fi rock and electronic noise. The result is a wildly creative record, pieced together from the shrapnel of a collision of genres.

The songs on Ovenwared live in a surreal sonic space in which glitch and grime mix with metal and industrial. Ambient synths morph into hyperpop chaos on tracks like “Hallowed Fool”. Guttural deathcore vocals meet electro-pop bass on “Aberration”. OvenWare even dips into a bit of Zappa-inspired lounge/jazz on “Domestic Bakery”.

From start to finish, the record is a non-stop experiment in musical extremes. It is an intense listen, with multiple layers of musical surprises at every turn. With titles like “Phlegm” and “Testes”, the record is not for the faint of heart. But it will strike a chord with any fan of fearless musical exploration.

Check out Ovenwared in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the song “Applejaybees” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. We had the chance to chat with the artist about the album. Check out his answer to our 8 questions. A follow the links at the end of this article to connect with OvenWare. 

8 Questions with OvenWare

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Where are you from?

I am from a quite small town in the U.S.

How long have you been making music?

I have been composing music for about 2 years but I have been playing music for about 6 or so.

Who are the musicians involved in your project?

The only other musician in this project is a friend of mine who said he wanted to feature on a track since my first release:)

Who are your biggest musical influences?

I have many musical influences ranging from Fleetwood Mac, Death Grips, Jack Stauber, Machine Girl, Primus, etc. However I hope any particular one doesn’t shine through

What is your greatest non-musical influence?

My greatest non musical influence would probably be Miyamoto Musashi a buddhist samurai who went above and beyond to hone himself to near perfection forging his own path. He taught many things but I feel his biggest thing was “Don’t stray from the path.” While I may be nowhere near mastery I intend to have his persistence on my musical journey not only in making the best music I can but also forging my own path(in terms of sound and composition).

What inspired you to create this project?

This project was the culmination of many feelings and ideals. Whether that be my distaste for organized religion, us politics, impostor syndrome, and a little bit of despair

What are your plans for the future (musically)?

What I have planned for the future will probably be another solo ep in December or early January, A more dancey electronic release late november in collaboration with my friend Purpsy as The Daft Monks, and an ep with my Psychedelic Rock Band Blue Fluid also somewhere within this time frame.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

Keep it weird and original:)

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