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ONAN, started February 2010, is the solo project of Sydney-based artist Kim Forbes. Kim started out playing with bands such as The Luddites, Rainbow Kiss, Amarantha, and most recently, Tortoise Cult. For the time being, ONAN is purely a musical endeavour.
Throughout 2010, ONAN has released 2 albums and an EP, with the last ('III:Metal|Porno|Space|Opera') as a dedication to fans of ONAN. The latest ONAN release, "Breaking the Fourth Wall" was digitally release on 11.11.11, and includes guest spots by Hugo Bonin and Eric Beaudin. An upcoming EP, 'Our Names Will Echo Through the Ages' is set for release on August 1st, 2012, and features guest artists Caroline Boucher and Eric Beaudin, and is produced by master engineer Joey Roach of Cold Weather Studios.
ONAN takes inspiration from such fine acts as Meshuggah, King Crimson, Extol, Evocation, Misery Signals, FellSilent, Steely Dan, while still trying to maintain a unique identity.
ONAN is currently unsigned and self-produced by Kim Forbes.
Kim Forbes exclusively plays Etherial Guitars - instruments of unearthly artistry!