Following their latest magnum opus, Oscillation (2019), Swedish post-rock masters OH HIROSHIMA return with their fourth studio album, Myriad, slated for a release on March 4, 2022 via Napalm Records. Due to the ongoing pandemic lockdowns, the band had more time to devote to delivering an epic successor, unquestionably raising the bar and excelling with grandeur! It’s a mixture of emotions – from infinite sadness to moments of clarity, and heart-rending melodies blending into a rumbling volcano of aesthetic noise and a ferocious power, but also the unique use of trumpets, cello and trombones throughout – that sees OH HIROSHIMA outclass and grow renowned not only in post-rock circles but beyond. Every track stands out from the others, while the band incorporates a lot more influences from different genres than they’ve done previously. Now being a duo since early 2021, after former bassist Simon Forsberg left the band, surely had a major impact on their new album‘s process but also a challenging chance to step up their songwriting game. There is still a lot of post-rock on Myriad, but it seems the brothers Jakob Hemström and Oskar Nilsson managed to kick down the creative walls of the band and made use of a much broader musical palette...
Jakob Hemström - Voals, Guitars, Bass
Oskar Nilsson - Drums, Percussion