One man and his droid

mathias knoop: guitar, vocals
jens würdemann: drums
carsten detmers: bass guitar
peter tiedeken: guitar
oliver ruhmkorf: keyboard, samples


peter tiedeken
0174 / 31 69 008
jakobstraße 4, 26817 rhauderfehn / burlage

jens würdemann
0441/ 3906118 or 0177 / 7423959


Friendship is like one soul located in two bodies, someone once said and I'm sure it works the same in the case of music: music occupies one body and its listeners the other. One Man and His Droid certainly share a soul with their audience. The five members of the band come together as one single unit and through their music they attempt not to reach an anonymous audience, but rather individuals. It is with this personal approach that they offer themselves to you. And once you listen, you easily understand, they're great.
Two years ago OMAHD introduced themselves to the world with their debut album, "Où est le magnetophone?", impressing at-home-listeners and concert-goers alike with rousing melodies and live performances, their sound landing somewhere between Foo Fighters and Fugazi - though the modest members of OMAHD are the last to accept comparisons to such influential bands.
"Où est le magnetophone?" was like an adolescence for the band: though they were still walking through the world of rock in children's shoes, they were maturing and one could feel their potential and capacity to evolve. With their new album, "PARTYPEOPLE," One Man and His Droid have not strayed from the roots laid down with "Où est le magnetophone?", they have undergone a metamorphosis. OMAHD have grown up without being forced to feel ashamed of words like "emo." What happened in the studio during the summer of 2003, was pure rock and the end result brilliantly displays this. It screams for the smoky and dusty air of a small club and the athmosphere of the open sky at a summer festival. Inspired by their surroundings in sunny Spain, and with a little help from Pale front man, Holger Kochs, (who also provided the artwork and layout) One Man was able to cross over old barriers and tread on fresh ground.
Harmony and variety were always their thing, but also apparent when you look at Peter, Matthias, Jens, Oliver and Carsten, is the way in which the music is growing with its makers. Catchy like Motorpsycho and dirty like Pixies, they surprise their listeners with unexpected, yet flowing elements. A wide array of genres is their art, as is apparent with the electronic "Read the Manual First" following the straight indie "Drop That Beautiful." Despite the variances, one constant throughout "PARTYPEOPLE" is the pageant of intense honesty. With this record, OMAHD give themselves completely to their audience.
"PARTYPEOPLE" doesn't reel you in after the second or third song, it puts it spell on you immediately with the first tones of the first song, "Indianapolis," which is more into your face than any song performed by OMAHD ever before. This album is like a tree: sturdy but alive, robust but vigorous. One can feel that the band really worked hard, to satisfy themselves and their listeners.
This is a changing and potent album, with elements of rock, post hardcore, electronik and emo, played by a band, who have no need to hide and if it has not already been one, then now they must be recognised.

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