Built and destroyed in one day- November 10th 2007- the Osis myth is based on a mere 8 tracks, 2 reels of tape, adding up to less than 40 minutes of mind blowing sound.
Fortunately the band was wise enough to schedule a photo session before heading into the studio to record their magnum opus- "Mount Osis".
The original members, Jorgen (Jorgeous) Jorgensen (vocals, bass- bottom right), Swain ("Lil' Miss) Sweetly (guitar- top right), Dale (Hot "D") Douglass (drums- top left) and Jefferson (All Jay Long) Jackson (guitar, bass and production- bottom left) met via a Craig's List ad posted by Jorgen soliticing "Eno-infused Hair Metal enthusiasts", an obscure genre to be sure. Joining the original 4 members of Osis was Jacob (Jack) Gobber (bass, guitar- not pictured) who sat in on the session laying down some smokin' bass lines and guitar licks.
In the end it was the usual stuff that brought down the band- women, drugs, the "man" and custody disputes over the band's pet cat "Meowsis". The members have remained mostly on friendly terms, a reunion session has been floated but "Jorgeous" Jorgensen's heavy touring schedule with his main band Small Monkey has keep the project on hold. Maybe one day Osis shall rise again?
Hark! That day has arrived! Behold the Osis 2!
On May 31, 2104 three fourths of the original Osis reconvened at a small studio in Chicago to recapture the original magic. Original drummer "Hot D" Douglas could not be found (rumor has it he is surfing in Australia) so the band tapped drummer Dan Autre for the session. A couple of hours were spent capturing the right audio and chemical balance and then the band was off. For one magical evening the band improvised their way through short songs and epic jams. A few months were spent editing some of the takes together into improved masters and adding some overdubs including a dilapidated organ and some acoustic guitars and vocals. And now, finally, at long last, without further ado and so on, exclusively on MFT we present -- Osis II