O Future

O Future Release Enticing ‘Voyeur’

Randall Radic
Dec 16, 2019 · 3 min read

Los Angeles-based electro-symphonic duo O Future recently released a dazzling new album, entitled Voyeur, a blend of symphonic, classical, alternative, jazz, and electro-pop flavors.

Made up of Jens Bjornkjaer, from Denmark, and Katherine Mills Rymer, from South Africa, the pair previously released two albums — Disco To Die and Acute Feast — as OOFJ, but have since adopted the name O Future.

Explaining their inimitable sound, Jens says, “One of the main goals for us is to make music that doesn’t exist yet or try to create something different from what everybody else is doing. Every time we do something, we’re aware of the distance between everything else. We try to move in our own lane.”

Along with their own music, O Future is presently scoring Andrew Van Baal’s forthcoming feature film Ambrosia, as well as creating an algorithmic opera with SOLSOLSAL and a violin concerto with the Royal Danish Opera’s Concert Master.

Commenting on ‘Voyeur’s’ inspiration, Rymer reveals, “I feel like a creep sometimes. That’s the voyeur in me. It’s sexy and terrifying that we’ve all become the creepiest versions of ourselves, because we’re watching each other on social media. We’re not even watching the real versions. We are looking at each other’s lives silently with benevolent dead eyes. The reason we’re doing this is because we get off on the vanity of others. It’s a drug. While thinking about social media, I was reading about medieval nuns from the 15th century. I find people of extreme faith interesting. Instead of the desire for a partner, all they desire is to put onto Christ. Some of the writings are quite erotic. You’re not in this desirous world, but you’ve got ecstatic yearning for God. Both ideas come through in what we do: purity and depravity.”

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Paving the way for Voyeur, they released “Smell You” and “Telephone,” hitting the number one and two spots on HypeMachine, followed by “Spy,” a song about sidestepping intimacy.

Encompassing 11-tracks, Voyeur begins with “Spy,” opening on stridently blaring tones topped by Rymer’s dreamy, Siren-like voice, infusing the lyrics with creamy lambent tones rife with ghostly timbres.

From a purely subjective viewpoint, highlights include the title track, traveling on erotic exotic percussion flowing into a shimmering sumptuous melody chock-full of erogenous filaments.

O Future states, “‘Voyeur’ is about getting pleasure from watching, viewing and judging, unblinking in the corner. Looking through the keyhole at other people.”

“Crystal Shiny” features throbbing synths atop a thumping kick-drum. The flow of the harmonics glitters with gossamer surface hues, trembling on darkly thrumming undercurrents, as Rymer’s translucent yet potent tones glide overhead, rippling with beguiling allure.

The final track, “The Absolute,” opens on Rymer’s delectable a cappella voice, followed by the entry of elegant flowing strings, swirling and glittering, followed by an impressive harmonic shift to tumescent percussion capped by scintillating strings.

Exquisitely wrought, innovative, and gorgeous, Voyeur exudes tantalizing refinement, as well as surging power. Rymer’s lusciously graceful voice is the crowning gem of the album.

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Randall Radic

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Randy Radic is a former super model who succumbed to the ravages of time and age. Totally bereft of talent, he took up writing “because anyone can do it.”

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