Though both Stewart and Cunningham are still in their 20s, they've become established
performers in the Chicago scene. Both have experience as veteran players in several projects
(including Tweedy and Whitney), with some half-dozen albums under their belts and a fervent
appetite for experimental live performance at local venues such as Constellation. Enlisting
fellow Chicago cohorts Doug McCombs, Ken Vandermark and cellist Tomeka Reid, OHMME
recorded and self-produced Parts from Cunningham's Logan Square home studio, Fox Hall.
With Parts, OHMME "wanted to capture a moment in time instead of something perfect.' The
results are thrilling: from the pure pop opening track 'Icon' to the candied sludge of "Peach"
to the skipping rhythms of "Parts" and the dusky closer "Walk Me," Parts draws from influences
as diverse as Kate Bush and Brian Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets to jazz and improvisational
music, making for an electric debut listening experience.