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OoN Releases “Polaris”


Electric bass and bassoon may seem like a strange duo setting, but OoN is proof that the instruments blend quite nicely. The group, which consists of the fabulous Ariane Cap on 6-string bass and bassoonist Paul Hanson, has released their debut album, Polaris.

OoN: PolarisNamed for the North Star, the album showcases a range of styles, from jazz to rock to electronica. Cap and Hanson trade melodic and harmonic roles throughout Polaris, with the bassist often switching between laying down a hard groove and filling the soundscape with mesmerizing tapping.

The songs on the album are mostly originals with two covers: the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and the jazz standard “Stella By Starlight.” Each member also takes a solo track. Cap’s is “Pebble Stone Meditation,” an all bass song that will make you feel like you’re standing on top of a mountain.

Preview some of the album’s tracks:

Polaris is available on CD and digital formats (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Polaris Track List:

  1. Friend of the Soul
  2. Emerald Mile
  3. Dear Prudence
  4. Doldrums Last Days
  5. Serpentique
  6. Epic Epic
  7. Pebble Stone Meditation
  8. Mr. Coffee
  9. Stella By Starlight
  10. Ursula Awards
  11. Waiting for the Sun

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