This Brooklyn synth-driven rock band formed in 2018 between bassist and vocalist Argelis Liriano (The Boonies, Last Ones, Ghost Beaters) and drummer/percussionist Diana K (Hamish Kilgour Band, Giggle The Ozone, Ghost Beaters), and synth & guitar player Charles Dodson, drawing on influences such as Sun Ra, Suicide, Oneida, and Silver Apple.
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Catalog ID: ESPDISK 5055LP
Squidco Product Code: 29935
Recorded in concert at The Broadway on January 4th, 2020, and The Footlight, in New York, New York, on February 12th, 2020.
Argelis Liriano-bass, vocals
Charles Dodson-synth, guitar, vocals
Diana K-drums, percussion
Ben Jaffe-tenor saxophone
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"OPTO S formed in early 2018 in Brooklyn, but the genesis was almost ten years in the making.
Argelis Liriano (The Boonies, Last Ones, Ghost Beaters) and Diana K (Hamish Kilgour Band, Giggle The Ozone, Ghost Beaters) befriended each other at Brooklyn basement psych-punk shows and had already been jamming for eight years within the confines of various rehearsal spaces when Diana responded to a social media post by Charles Dodson (Pelvi$$, Ghost Beaters) putting out feelers for a synth-driven new band that would draw on influences such as Sun Ra, Suicide, Oneida, and Silver Apples, to name a few.
Charles and Diana had met separately through shows, and all three later determined they had been to many of the same shows, whether they knew each other or not at the time. They found that they were all native New Yorkers. The chemistry was instantaneous and the first few shows were booked within months."-ESP-Disk
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