For Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber, the idea of rebirth is a creative driving force – an artistic device which not only informs their work, but anchors it.
As the avant-garde electronic group Tosca, the two artists have lived many musical lives, from their early electronic experiments with tape decks to the blissed-out dub compositions with which they have made their name.
Their latest project, OSAM, takes this idea of renewal even further.
A meditative journey through rhythm and texture, the album represents a new chapter for the Austrian duo.
It’s as much an instrument for change as it is a source of inspiration.
‘Osam’ is a direct translation of the number eight in Serbian, but it also acts as the mediaeval symbol for a fresh start – a renaissance.
This is their ninth studio album but in true Tosca style when they started working on the concept for the record, they thought it was their eighth.