For three years now, Obsimo has been developing a bright electronic world in which he mixes vehement voices, haunting synthesizers, and airy guitars. His music plunges us into a dream world where we feel palpable energy and power through its dance/electro rhythms. Obsimo manages to stop time and carry us away onto an incredible journey.
Obsimo’s project comes alive mostly on stage. Along with video mapping staged by Cocobird, while he plays his controllers and guitar, Obsimo is forever transforming his live show to plunge his audience further and further into his world. After more than 60 performances (Live shows & DJ Sets), some of them alongside artists like Rone, Thylacine, Molécule, Danger (…) Obsimo is one of the happy few selected by Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges and has played in the festival on 20 April 2019.
[EP - 7 TRACKS - MAY 5th, 2019]
"ADDICTION" points to a part of society which is tragically lost in the turbulence of addiction, going from a steroid freak in search of physical recognition (Biceps) to a retired woman spending her days and savings in casinos (777), including young people lost in the maze of unreal sex (Kama). All these stories are portrayed without judgment, only the sadness of the characters filters through the songs.
But Obsimo knows how to confuse his listeners and has no reservations when wrapping the nostalgic and romantic aspect of his music in an electronic arrangement of violent sweetness. A good storyteller, he doesn't forget to inject a pervasive layer of hope through the brightness of his synthesizers, his heavenly voice, and his haunting guitar. He reminds us that, even in real distress, it's not utopian to want to pull yourself out of it, even if you can't do it.
Regarding the visual world of ADDICTION, Obsimo worked with visual artist Polygon1993, who created the different artworks and the digital making of the Addiction video clip – directed by Antoine Bal (A$AP Rocky, MadeinTYO…) and produced by SHLO CLUB and Carnibird. Obsimo is always with his friend and art director Cocobird, who also created Molly video clip (after having already signed Faceless video clip of the latest EP OBSIDIENNE).
"Flavors of Rone and Moderat. On "Addiction", producer Obsimo uses an effective recipe, based on airy synthesizers pouring out a shower of arpeggios and melodious chords, soaring textures, chopped pitched vocals and booming bass. He even allows himself some rather appreciable daring touches, such as very English-sounding percussions on the eponymous opening track “Addiction”. A pretty business card." TSUGI MAGAZINE
[EP - 5 TRACKS - FEBRUARY 23rd, 2018]
“Obsimo is a newcomer to the galaxy of musicians who like to disconnect their machines from predefined styles. Inspired by Moderat or Rone, the boy only released one EP in 2016, Lucide. This second record smells good, softens the skin, and improves mood. We promise the producer a great musical future. ” TSUGI MAGAZINE