Howl / otom


New single, Howl is now available on digitally.
Released January 26, 2023(JST) on Bandcamp.

Howl is otom's single that emphasize the sound of distorted guitars. The main feature is playing from feedback to phrases with high-gain sound production based on Marshall SHREDMASTER. And the blues rhythm but momentum drums and heavy bass line support the bottom of the song. The melodic vocals and chorus at the center of the instrument are singing about an unfulfilled generation.
Composed around 2001, when the initial impulse was still strong, this song was originally planned to be included in the first album November Morning (2004). It has been unpublished for a long time. For the release, the lyrics were changed to Japanese, and all parts were rerecorded and recomposed, following the original song.
The title Howl is influence from a collection of poems by Allen Ginsberg.

November Morning (2004)

Just try it and have fun.

Now on Streaming

☞ Howl(Single) の日本語での解説 ☜




musician, composer. otom was born in tokyo, japan in 1976.
otom sound has been making with guitars, computers, MaxMSP and many musical instruments to create
shoegaze, dream pop, electronica and acoustic sound.
Also otom often makes a experimental, drone, ambient sound and audio/visual works.
And otom keeps influencing those music and movies now.
otom then began to play the guitar when 14 years old.
loved 60's to 70's music, especially important that artists were making beautiful chorus work and like a floating sound.
Then otom met my bloody valentine, flying saucer attack, slowdive, galaxie500... and many electronica artists.
A most important artist is fennesz, so fennesz's sounds made him change an output.
otom made 4albums and 6eps so far, since about 1998.
And also early years, otom has another name that called "alphabet", it changed a name on the first of 2008.
now, otom keeps to making various types of sound with MaxMSP.