Plano, United States
United States-based artist 'Havoc Osiris' has sent us their whopping 26-track album this week. Coming in at over 2 hours long this is an album that showcases the ability of the artist! I was absolutely in awe of the background behind this artist having read about their current projects! On 4th June 2022 Havoc Osiris released 21+ albums which has absolutely got to be a world record for any artist anyway in any time in any region. Right? So, out of the 21+ catalogue I have taken the time out to introduce you to the 26 songs of 'Revolutions'. Opening the show is 'The Wildcard's Deck', a piece that opens with a Honky Tonk synth sound, percussion, and progressions into techno. I think that this track would fit great in the setting of a game, possibly a racing video game! 'Nine-Body Marauder' and 'The Rise and Fall of The Isle of Enyba' are other pieces on this album that gives off a similar vibe in a mixture of reality meets video games. All of the tracks on this album are extremely experimental but work well to create a sound that isn't uneasy. One example of this is '888' where distortion and melody seem to fuse together in a way that captures a sound that is inspirational. 'Wiring (By Manufacturer Specs)' brings a Hip-Hop sound to the collection of tracks without losing the experimental nature of the artist. Metal is also found lurking in the track 'The World You Save Won't Free Your Own'. If I was to label this artist as a particular genre it wouldn't be beneficial as this artist has created a genius in his own right. 'Revolutions' is a collection of tracks that combine Avant-Garde (Electronic), Experimental Electronic, Hip-Hop, and Dark Wave in a cinematic and quirky way. This is a collection of tracks that you MUST listen to. My suggestion to Havoc Osiris is - Get that sync licensing sorted if you haven't already! You are an artist destined for the screens.
What would be your ultimate achievement for your latest single? Is there a particular vision that you had when putting the song together?
The ultimate achievement for anything and everything I do is knowing that my sound reached somebody that had never heard of me before. I genuinely feel like that should be the goal of every artist, whether they are independent or mainstream. When I put projects together, the vision is to always build the project around a concept—a story in my head, a basic theme, a character I created, etc.—and for Revolutions, I wanted the common ground of each song to be the theme of constant unpredictability.
If you could define music in one short sentence (no cheating) what would you say?
Music is the universal expression of the human mind, body, and soul through sound.
One artist you would bring back to life?
Jimi Hendrix, because I feel like he had so much more to offer the world, and you could tell that from everything he released before he died. It would be awesome to hear what he might have done if he were still alive and still making music today.
When did you first realize that you had the potential to be an artist? Is there a memory that has stuck in your mind as the turning point for you?
I first realized I had this kind of potential back in 2021. Prior to that, I was cutting my teeth in GarageBand and I was very much messing around, but 2021 was when I finally discovered a sound that I could call my own. Once that happened, I realized that there may not be limits to how far this could truly go, and that was when I decided to take this more seriously.
Do you play any instruments? If not, is there a specific one that you'd like to learn?
I used to play the trumpet in middle school, but I don't play any currently. If there was one I would like to play, it would be the sitar. I'm of Indian descent, and so every time I ever heard that or the tambura played in different songs from Indian movies my parent would watch when I was growing up, I just naturally found it to be beautiful, and I would love to learn how to play that instrument well one day.
How would you define your sound?
I'll preface this by saying that my music has been called genre-glitch, 8-bit, electronic, progressive, and other things.
If it's me you're asking, though, I would describe my style of hip hop three different ways: experimental, cinematic, and dystopian. The honest truth is that I fuse multiple genres in order to create a sound that is my own, and for that reason, I am perfectly fine with my music being categorized in whichever genre my listeners see fit.
What's the story behind your artist name?
Honestly, I drew the first name Havoc from the old expression of "Cry 'havoc' and let slip the dogs of war," which some might actually recognize from Shakespeare, and I drew the last name Osiris from Egyptian mythology.
What is the biggest challenge you've faced as an artist?
My biggest challenge has been finding a way to stand out, especially in this era of streaming media, where everyone has the goal of building a following across SoundCloud, Spotify, and other platforms. It's a challenge that I feel like I overcame when I landed on my sound, but at the same time, I feel as though it has taken on new meaning now that I'm establishing myself, because now, "standing out" means making every new song more unique than any of my previous work while still staying true to myself and to my sound.
What are your future plans? What can we look forward to for the rest of 2022?
Where would you like to be 5 years from now?
The future plans, 2022 plans, and the five year plan are all the same: I want to evolve my sound and expand my creative horizons.
Where can we find the track? Links to socials and distribution handles
Revolutions is available on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon music, and all other streaming platforms.