Video Premiere: Oort Smog “Every Motherfucker Is Your Brother”

Mark Kimbrell and Patrick Shiroishi are the dream team I didn’t realize I needed, but now that Oort Smog is in my life, I am overwhelmed. The duo runs the table on “Every Motherfucker Is Your Brother,” never setting out to do it all but somehow managing to anyway. Pensive, reflective opening moments gather our thoughts, but it’s a ruse. Shiroishi’s emotive sonic web pulls our attention closer. The space becomes smaller with Kimbrell’s sporadic explorations teasing out wormholes to follow. Cymbals swell in the hollows, and Shiroishi presses further into the void. The atmosphere lets go of its cool, reserved focus to ignite. 

Kimbrell pushes the pace with rhythms that veer between frenetic ecstasy and controlled power, but the magic he and Shiroishi conjure at high speed is visceral. Neither leaves much space for the other on purpose, throwing down challenging runs that they never fail to match. Free jazz scatters like prismatic shards, terraforming the pure sonic energy into angular prog landscapes. It’s dizzying and utterly fucking incredible. 

Dylan Pecora’s video is like a lucid dream of forgotten rituals stuck in the liminal cosmos for an age, trying to worm their way back into our consciousness. Like the music, it’s surreal and expansive, always engaging.

“Every Motherfucker Is Your Brother” is the thickest slice of cosmic slop imaginable, an intractable paean of subterranean camaraderie and exorcistic catharsis. Out tomorrow via AKP Recordings. Grab a slab HERE.


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