Oneida – Positions
With a work rate that puts many other bands to shame, krautrock psychonauts Oneida have developed a back catalogue which is full to the brim with excellent moments. This is all set to continue now with the release of their mini album Positions which, although only three tracks long, is a perfect antidote this side of Christmas to take you away from it all for a brief while.
Taking in two cover version of songs from This Heat and Chrome you may well feel a little short-changed but don’t let that put you off as in these songs are the essence of what makes this EP so great. Indeed, ‘All Data Lost’ may well be on your list of greatest tracks ever by the time it comes to its fiery end.
Opening with the post-punk squall of ‘SBQR’ whose bedraggled guitar throws you deep into the New York underground and the spirit of the original no wave scene from CBGB’s is resurrected, it’s also a complete red herring as to how the rest of the EP pans out. This is Oneida though, and a few surprises are always to be expected when approaching their music…
Read the rest of the review here: Echoes and Dust