Electronic duo Xeno & Oaklander are most comfortable in the indecipherable and indescribable. With a curious video for the sultry dance track “Insomnia,” which was directed and edited by vocalist Liz Wendelbo, Xeno & Oaklander tread deeper into the unknown. “Insomnia” is the second single from the twosome’s sixth album Hypnos, out today from Dais Records.
Known for mining melodies from minimal arrangements, Xeno & Oaklander have found a way to make electronic music that’s as infectious as it is evocative. Their latest single, the pulse-punching nostalgia trip “Insomnia,” brings eloquence and nuance to dance music. Once again, Xeno & Oaklander have built a sound in the elusive balance between rhythm and reason
The partnership between New York electro-minimalists Xeno & Oaklander spans all the way back to 2004, with no shortage of reinvention and experimentation coloring those years. The next act in X&O’s storied catalog is the band’s first release for Dais Records, an LP titled Hypnos, due out on March 8.