Friday, January 27, 2017

Omnimar - "Start" [2015]

Artist: Omnimar
Title: Start
Genre: Synthpop
Country: Russia
Release date: 2015

Track List:
  1. Intro
  2. Fault
  3. Ego Love
  4. Reason
  5. Wrong Direction
  6. Start
  7. Be My Friend
  8. My Little World
  9. Sadizm
  10. Tell Me Your Name
  11. You Save Me
"OMNIMAR is a band based in Moscow which was founded in 2012 by two good friends – Maria Mar and Yaroslav (Hal) . Before starting this project, they had already had a chance to work with each other in some other Moscow rock and metal bands. Working in a big "live" band is not the easiest thing, so they decided to move towards electronic music and together created a band which comrises of just vocalist and synth programmer. OMNIMAR specializes in such genres as synth-pop, dark-wave, dark-electro, industrial etc." (

Along with Kryonik Moon, Omnimar are among the bands that could receive a lot of attention and recognition if they were formed in 2006-2009, during the heyday of the "Schwarze Scene" in many post-Soviet countries. Unfortunately for them, they have released their debut album in 2015, when all that "dark scene" thing was already out of style. I've seen a dialogue on their Facebook page some time ago, where someone from southern France was complaining about how small is the dark scene where he lives. What could Omnimar answer to that? "Sadly, in Moscow it's also not very big nowadays", which is true (and I'm not even talking about smaller cities). However, they should be given credit for making a very professional release (even if there isn't much audience for it). They're also known for making lots of music videos, some of which I'd like to post here:

This video features rather stereotypical costumes (and general aesthetics) by today standards, but it could be a bomb if it was released 10 years ago:

Maybe this particular song is just plain pop music, yet it's still a quality kind of pop:

On a more "dark" side of their music, they have one track with lyrics in German. Maybe they actually have chances for recognition in Germany, where the "Schwarze Scene" still seems to be alive and well...


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