Experimental, multi-instrumentalist Indie duo, featuring Ian C. and M. Walshe has just debuted their first full-length record, “Something to Needle Over”. The album includes various styles and a unique approach to songwriting with dense layering of electronica, vocals, and live instrumentation. It features three instrumental tracks and branches into elements of World music and Progressive rock. The record emphasizes Ontologics’ unique genre blending sound.
“What’s really amazing about this debut record is that despite the cramming in of these myriads of styles, it never leaves you disoriented. Instead of a tedious maze that leaves one confused, Something To Needle Over is more like an exhilarating rollercoaster ride with lots of twists, turns, and jumps.” – DAILYVAULT.COM
The lead single HOLOGRAM FOR THE HOLLOW MAN, had outstanding success on national specialty radio, getting spins all over America and charting at #11 on the Alternative Specialty singles charts (KKBB) and #12 on album charts. The album also reached #16 on the FMQB top 200 SubModern chart in 3/05/14, breaking their debut indie album into the top 20.
Ian Campopiano is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, approaching song writing from unconventional and experimental sonic mediums. (Lead Vocals/Lyrics, 2nd Drum Kit, Programming, Guitars, Bass, Midi-Controllers, Roland Spds, Korg Wave Drum, Korg Synth)
His songwriting and vocal approach was recognized by P-Nut of 311 in an interview with popdose.com;
“…The cool thing about ‘Ebb and Flow’ as the ‘Go’ demo is that it was covered by a band called Ontologics, who did their own version of it and it kills. I played it for Scotch before we started writing the lyrics and the melody to set the bar. I was like, ‘Listen to what these guys did. Like they turned this song into like a science fiction masterpiece. And if we can’t beat that, I think we should just do a cover of their song’…” –P-Nut, popdose.com interview
Matthew Walshe brings his orchestral precision and counter punctual percussive power to complex time signatures, dual drum arrangements, and various grooves. (Main Drum Kit, Aux. Percussion, Korg Wave Drum)
The duo has played with many regional and national acts including Godsmack, Michelle Branch, and most recently, Afroman.
The name of the band stems from the word Ontologic Being, existent, “put into existence to put into existence”. Art for the sake of art, Ontologics is “Something to Needle Over”. It is an extension of us, mulling over the sonic details, an extension of what we are.