OPOPO is not just a name, but a formula for LIGHT. As (O)zone binds with (P)hosphorous, so do synths, drums and waves. Let the alchemy begin.
Toronto's own "robot rockers"(NOW magazine) aim to expel the darkness with their 2012 LP "Extracts". Production duo Bryan Sutherland and Corey Poole utilized a wide variety of guitar pedals and analogue hardware, with the intent of producing a modern club record. The first single, “Exorcism”, captures their affinity for pulsing guitar synths with hands in the air intensity and Sabbath inspired riffs. The b-side "Funny 'n Raw" demonstrates their love of booty bass and all things cheeky. A video shot on a discreet Toronto rooftop shows the duo clenching blades in the face of a demon, a tense moment captured in the raw.
Reaching #1 on Earshot! campus electronic charts with their 2011 LP "Light Work", OPOPO expanded their reach with listeners in the north. This was due in part to the albums "heady, esoteric concepts" (Torontoist) and accompanying light show. With the release of "Extracts" they ditch the gadgets and embark on a more live electro rock vein. This guitar driven direction got them shortlisted to the top 6 at Toronto Harbourfront's SoundClash music awards, following a sold out slot at Sneaky Dee's this past Canadian Music Week 2012.
The LP will be released on 12" swirl vinyl / CD, and distributed digitally through Urbnet records. A line of psychedelic glow shirts are in the works and can be ordered online.
"Electro-rock shamans OPOPO have transmogrified their live show"