The Oscillation – U.E.F
Following on from the critically acclaimed Monographic LP (2016), the new album is a whole new side to The Oscillation – ditching any of his previous ‘rock’ sensibilities for two mindblowing twenty-minute exercises in post-apocalyptic electronics, dark ambience and sprawling drones.

The Oscillation is one of the many aliases of Demian Castellanos, an almost-mythical force in the London underground. Since 2006, under the guise of The Oscillation, Demian has released four LPs, countless EPs/singles and played with everyone from Silver Apples and Beak to Wooden Shjips and Deerhunter, all the while being emulated by the likes of The Guardian, Mojo, The Quietus, Vice, Q, Pitchfork and 6 Music. Consistently pushing boundaries and dragging the divisive term ‘psych-rock’ to the brink – incorporating everything from krautrock, drone and industrial through to disco and funk.

Following on from the disillusioned, cosmic psych-punk of 2016’s ‘Monographic’ and the 2017 single ‘Evil In the Tree’, The Oscillation is gearing up for the release of his fifth album, U.E.F, on March 2nd via Fuzz Club Records. The new album sees Demian completely subvert his sound once-again, adding a new evolution to his ever-evolving musical canon. Ditching any inkling of his ‘rock’ beginnings for a lysergic (but equally sinister) journey into post-apocalyptic electronics and sprawling drones – resulting in something that’s more likely to be bouncing around the walls of club nights than the back-room venue of grotty bars.

U.E.F is comprised of two 20-minute slabs of unforgiving, dystopian electronica – complete with ambient electronics, droning synths, monolithic percussion and a hypnotic kraut gusto. This is kosmische musik for the new age; a fitting soundtrack to the forthcoming techno-apocalypse, when artificial intelligence takes over and we’re all subjected to the way of the machine.

Talking about how the new album came about, Demian explains: “U.E.F is a failed attempt at making a techno track that ended up becoming an Oscillation album. I’m pretty much completely ignorant about dance music but re-listening to a few Plastikman tracks quite obsessively for a few weeks, combined with long-term exposure to Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze rubbed off after a while.”


The Oscillation has a pretty hefty back-catalogue. Thrown in between a number of demo collections, singles, EPs and split releases are four albums, each a masterpiece in their own right. The debut LP, ‘Out Of Phase’, was released in October 2007 – incorporating an eclectic pool of influences such as dance music, krautrock and psych. Next came ‘Veils’ in early 2011 which channelled the avant-garde sounds of his debut into a more tribal and complex arrangement. The release of 2013s ‘From Tomorrow’ saw a heavier and spacier sound which was taken even further with the blistering motorik psych-punk of his 2016 effort Monographic. ‘U.E.F’ clearly marks a whole new chapter for The Oscillation, it’s danceable electronics opening up a new world of sounds to explore.

“A vast shiny beast of hypnotic, gig-shaking rhythms and riffs” MOJO

“What Gives The Oscillation a true sense of identity is the way they manage to subvert and twist psychedelia into something that’s wholly their own.” The Quietus

“Monographic” contains such a blistering stream of distorted, delayed, krauty, shoegazey, droney psychedelic space-rock, it’s a wonder its sound wouldn’t simply melt all the plastic and wax with which it comes in contact.” Tiny Mixtapes

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