On Spectrums, Odonis Odonis showcase the extreme ends of their musical margins. Embracing a love of ‘80s goth and darkwave melodicism while maintaining an industrial strength intensity, the dualities of their sound are revealed in a striking new light. With four albums under their belts, the Toronto-based duo of Constantin Tzenos and Denholm Whale have always followed creative impulses wherever they might take them. Yet while tracing their earliest experiments with surf-rock and shoegaze into more recent dabblings in abrasive EBM, they have never sounded as sonically boundless as this compilation of tracks.
Beyond their recorded output, Odonis Odonis have earned a reputation for the ferocity of their live performances, combining cathartic aggression with danceable beats set to pulsating strobe lights. This has led to them sharing stages with a vast range of artists including Front 242, Boy Harsher, Killer Mike, Chelsea Wolfe, Oneohtrix Point Never. Their 2017 album No Pop was described by Pitchfork as “ claustrophobic electronic music that sounds like the end of the world,” while also earning praise from influential sources such as NPR, FADER, Stereogum, and The Needle Drop. Their 2014 album Hard Boiled Soft Boiled was nominated for the Polaris and Prism Prize.