October 4, 2018

Analog Ear Candy

For the new album out tomorrow, we recorded Medella’s vocals through a tube mic and into a vintage British Soundcraft Series board. Another board  just like this was used to record The Eurythmics album Sweet Dreams. It has that classic warm British EQ sound.

Hear her and this sweet gear on our new album World On Fire, which comes out Friday!

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NEW SONG "CANDY" SELECTED AS FINALIST IN COLLEGE UNDERGROUnd RADIO CONTEST. FINGErS CROSSED

 

Submitted a song off of our upcoming album to a college underground radio contest a few weeks ago. Just got this message:
"Congratulations, Your song ‘‘Candy'' has made it to the finals of the discover contest."

Sweet!

You can hear Candy on October 5th when the new album drops

#omnesia #candy #worldonfire #newmusic #oakland #sexbot #medella kingston #M2

 

PRoducer and guitarist James JUHN plays guitar on World On Fire

 

Jim demoing an Ergotar guitar he designed at NAMM and blazing on a double-necked acoustic

September 21, 2018

We were fortunate enough to have stellar stunt guitarist James Juhn lay down tracks on "System" (along with keyboardist Phil Bennett of Starship)
Jim is a brilliant guitarist equally at home in jazz, prog rock, hip-hop and any other genre you can think off. When he launches a guitar solo, he sounds like the love child of Allan Holdsworth, Robert Fripp, and Jimi Hendrix. He had many beers over the years with Holdsworth. He is also an amazing composer, producer, arranger, and recording engineer, and designs amazing guitars that take jazz to the next level. He also has great keyboard and bass chops

He produced, recorded and played our first album and mentored M2 as a sound engineer, producer, musician, and human being.

Jim Juhn started his musical journey in Cleveland, Ohio at the time he was old enough to reach the keys on the piano. Jim's first instrument was piano, learning to read music and basic theory in the 3rd and 4th grade. He was introduced to the electric guitar and amplification with reverb and tremolo He learned to play fairly well quickly , playing parties and dances under the band names "Freeway" "Welfare Limousine" "The Rooftop Jammers" " Bombers Moon" " Rapid Transit" and "Strange New Flesh", during his high school years ."

During the last few years, Jim has done sessions as guitarist for many hip-hop artists. Jim worked with and wrote and recorded with the world famous late Rap Legend Mac Dre on his last album " Genie in the Lamp "...yep that's Jim on guitar live (not sampled )this album also featured B-Legit and DJ Harm.

Jim also plays guitar and keys on bay area world beat r&b hip hop artist James Henry's solo album CDs, which also feature bassist Kai Ekhardt from {John Mcglaughlin Trio} and the West African Singers as well as many of the bay areas most talented R&B players.

During the past several years Jim has also done a significant amount of recording and mastering for a number of bay area groups which would include Green House Effect "Total Sonic Fuzzdom", Fuzzplow, SpaceGrass, AGE of Aggression, the Houligans, Flair, Kehoe Nation, Jim Juhn Trio Live, Marc Paley, John Santos, the Catalyst as well as playing guitar and mastering the reggae group Jahmana "Speak No Evil" and others...

You can hear Jim's hip-hop stunt guitar on Mac Dre's album "The Genie of the Lamp"

 

BASSist stephen paul goodwin guests on 3 woRld On FiRe Tracks

 

 

 

 

September 20, 2018

Stephen with Journey Unauthorized in Los Angeles this summer an just today on a boat in Dubai 

We are honored to have stellar bassist Stephen Goodwin on three of our tracks on upcoming World On Fire. Right at this moment, Stephen is in the Middle East holding down the low end for Journey Unauthorized, playing gigs for US military and other events. Stephen's technique is formidable, every note he plays is with intent and with specific dynamics. Even though dynamics get evened out with compression, his detailed dynamic approach affects the timbre and shape of each note.  He not only laid down killer tracks, but he also has a unique bass head with filters and processing and played some stuff that mere mortals will think are synth parts

Stephen plays on These Boots Were Made For Walking, Galaxy Girl and Sex Bot 

Perhaps best known for his work with the classic metal band Vicious Rumors, Stephen Paul Goodwin can be found in a plethora of situations and has been seen playing or recording with many known artists such as Terry Burell (Duke Ellington), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger/Ozzy), Eric Peterson (Testament), Omnesia, Steve Smyth (Nevermore, Dragonlord), Will Carol (Death Angel), Salar Nader (Gypsy Kings), Eric Barnett (Points North), Mick Mestec (Tower Of Power, Cold Blood), Green Jelly, Sticks (Four Tops, Temptations), & Phil Bennett (Starship). He has shared stages with the best in the business such as Black Sabbath, Dio, Nazareth, Uriah Heep, WAR, Hammerfall, Twisted Sister, WASP, Immortal, The Guess Who, Accept, etc et al. A graduate of Los Angeles Music Academy, Stephen lives and teaches in Oakland, CA

Earlier this year Stephen blazed his way through on a tour with FROM HELL

  • Bass and Vox at Jon Otis & BluBeatz

  • Bassist at FROM HELL

  • Bassist at Diablo Dukes

  • bassist/vocalist at Journey Unauthorized

  • Former Bassist at Vicious Rumors

  • Studied Bass Guitar at Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA)

Meet Rob Brown of Axis Guitars, who made M2 a wizard's guitar featured heavily on our upcoming album: World on Fire

 

September  19, 2018

As we get ready to release our new album "World on Fire", Omnesia gives a huge shout out to Rob Brown of Axis Guitars. He made me a guitar that goes to outer space... 

Rob is an amazing luthier and also one of the best people I have ever met. He works with some of the greatest guitarists in the world, including James Hetfield (Metallica) Kirk Hammett (Metallica) Robert Trujillo (Metallica) Jason Newsted (solo), Joe Satriani and Jason Becker. 

For a look at lots of other great musicians who work with Axis Guitars go here: 
axisguitars.com 

He took my guitar and transformed it into a wizard's wand 

My guitar sounds and tones on this album rely heavily on Roland VG-99 and Boss GP-10 units that require a special pickup with six micro-pickups, one for each string. This lets me choose any tuning I want without touching the tuning pegs or strapping on a different guitar. it also allows me to model guitars, pickups and every piece of gear in a musician's arsenal down to speakers and mic placement. 

Like folks I admire like Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Dweezil Zappa, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai I also use a special sustainer pickup at the neck, which sounds like a nice Strat voiced pickup until I pull up on a knob, where it turns into infinite sustain for clean sounds and infinite feedback of different shapes and colors. 

Add the whammy bar and the Gotoh locking tuning pegs, with a Fender Lace in the middle and a Satriani Mo' Bucker at the bridge and I have an Adrian Belew-esque Frankenstein axe that surfs huge tonal waves... 

I cannot thank Rob enough for his expertise, advice, and friendship. His Australian Cattle dog Bodhi might be the greatest canine ever. 

Here's Rob telling it like it is