“Synemotion” is a thirty-two minute instrumental metal concept album of nine tracks — one of which is an epic spoken word narration.
The album leads the listener on a spiritual and psychological odyssey through complex states of being and feeling.
Each song reveals a temporary but distinct feeling encountered when overwhelmed by experience on earth. The album touches on urges of escapism in song, “Run Away”, pangs of anger and frustration in “Rumpus” – recoil in “Subterfuge” – desperate longing in “Elegy” and betrayal in the song “Deception”. Finally, pushing one to an ultimate point of surrender in “Reception” – where the gift is awareness is given – tinged of course with the irony that the cycle of emotions will only begin once again in “World of Warcraft”.
The spoken word title track, “Synemotion” – narrates the entire journey from fear and pain — to release and self-acceptance. But most importantly, the song uncovers a path out of despair and desperation into an even more compelling and complex palette of emotions and sensations. The song gives hope and strength that one can walk through life even with one’s open wounds and have an even greater experience than before.
The rock/metal artist OH. released the album Synemotion on April 24, 2015. The digital download and the Limited Edition Double Gatefold vinyl are available now on Bandcamp and iTunes.
OH. is a rock and metal multi-instrumentalist — guitar (electric and acoustic), bass, drums, violin, piano and percussion, sound engineer who mixes and masters her work and videographer. She released her debut progressive rock EP “Sleeping World” in 2013 with the award winning video “Trials – A Song for a Lost Generation” and metal album vinyl release, “Synemotion” in 2015.
“Synemotion” was released as a Double 12″ Gatefold vinyl album and as a digital album on April 24, 2015. Two tracks from the album, “Run Away” and the title track, “Synemotion” were released as digital singles on February 20th, 2015 and video clips accompany their release: Run Away and Synemotion on YouTube.
Reviewers compare the timbre of her voice to Sharon Den Adel, Anneke Van Giesbergen, and a cross between Kate Bush and Tori Amos, her musicianship to Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, emphasizing her unique style, as one said, “She defies analysis somewhat as Queensryche” with distinctive sound of her own.
Run Away 03:05
World of Warcraft 03:43
OH.– Acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals
Music, lyrics, recording and mix – OH.
Master: Hlias Lakkas Odeon Studios, Athens, Greece
Video concept, production and editing – OH.
Wonderful melodies and the constant flow through complex spaces stimulate impassionate moods and emotions; sometimes hammock, sometimes bed of nails, but always full of hope.” ~ Peter “Brutus” Habermann – DEAF FOREVER
It is well worth spending about 40 minutes of your time to take this journey, with the talent of this 25 year old Greek-American. With lots of music, with few but essential words, and with originality. Something tells me that we will soon be hearing again about her even larger (music) plans … ~ Elias “DEMON” Papazoglou – Hard Music
“Something rare and unique about this artist. A young female multi instrumentalist composer and vocalist in the realm of progressive rock. Makes me a bit misty in this day of EDM muzak. Lovely textures throughout, from acoustic guitars, haunting melodies behind the powerful narration. Solid Prog cred on the arrangement, with stellar production value head to toe on sound and image. OH is force to be embraced with gratitude by any ProgArt rock fan, of which I am one.”
Mark Alan Dooley ~ Fluence
Definitely a piece of progressive art by a very talented young woman. ~ Angelo Hulshout – Background Magazine
OH. – A Bombshell. Take the time to listen and see this album is a bombshell to the world of guitar! ~ Progcritique.com
OH. Yes! Providing proof positive for all time that Greek women rock, here is OH. with a tune from her 2015 album Synemotion. It’s clear that OH. is a significant talent, sure to impress again. ~ Jon Davis – Exposé
Anyone that is into guitar virtuoso types of music will love this release. Some of the tracks I found exhilarating and others interesting but in the end an appreciation for the overall talent this artist brings to the table. You can count on some amazing six string runs throughout this listen.
She has my utmost respect for such a huge accomplishment. ~ Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck – MuzikMan Productions
The gorgeously packaged double vinyl record is a worthy addition to any collection. The heavy music is powerful and explosive, and OH truly leads you on an emotional journey.
The song synchronizes the emotional journey into something tangible and accessible, and you get to hear a bit more of OH’s gorgeous voice which she highlighted in her 2013 debut, Sleeping World. When you know someone can sing, but yet they eschew that for the larger vision, which is to wring emotion out of the listener on the strength of the music alone, that takes courage and confidence.
I told you OH was precocious and creative. She’s also strikingly beautiful, as one can experience in her sensual and artistic music videos that accompany this release (check out the track Run Away on Youtube: (https://youtu.be/m2Xoc8fyGb8). OH is definitely an artist to keep an eye on. With her talent, vision, and drive, she is definitely going to make a name for herself in the music world. ~ Dave – Virtuosity
OH. is a symphonic progressive rock singer/songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. She lives in New York, NY and Athens, Greece Read more of her bio
There are times in life when we feel chased, chased by the shadows of past consequence and innate ideas and beliefs -we try hard to keep things from falling apart, do our best possible, are heedful and mindful. Every day, it may seem the world is against us – we stretch ourselves and find powers we never realized we could reach and every day, outdo ourselves.
But there are crucial moments where things start to break down, and a torrent of doubts breaks out, and this questioning of beliefs leaves such a feeling of displeasure that permeates your being, until you want to just want to give up and let life take its course.
“Anything I do, won’t change things,” you think to yourself. And if this moment passes quickly it may leave you untouched. In time though, you find yourself trapped and though quite aware that any means of “escaping” will not modify affairs, you want to RUN AWAY.
To those whose minds unwillingly or willingly settle in a deep despair and cannot cope with life’s complications, and even to those who know the same concerns and fears will follow them wherever you go, there is one small difference between people who are brave enough to get up once more and break through the barriers and those who run away and remain trapped.
It is the shock of unwelcome emotions that blows us away and damages us; leaving us permanently wounded and guaranteeing our unfortunate lifestyles. But those who walk through life with wounds that hurt at the slightest touch and are not bothered by their ugliness, not bothered by the pain remembered and not worried of how many more scars will disfigure them, are the ones who are released, freed to feel again and experience even more. And with the next wave, what was once a torrent of unbearable emotion, becomes a colorful, complex and more compelling palette of moods and feelings, gifting us the ability to create and combine, not only a synesthesia of the senses but also the feelings – Synemotion.