Oh Astro Champions of Wonder

Normal, IL duo Oh Astro are comprised of married couple Hank Hofler and Jane Dowe. Their Illegal Art debut, Champions of Wonder, is almost entirely based on un-cleared samples. Unlike label-mate Girl Talk (whose source material is amplified by his editing), however, Oh Astro’s work transforms the samples into lush mini-symphonies to the point where the source material is nearly irrelevant. Their work gets particularly transcendent on tracks like "Lucy Sees The Moon” and "Robot Love I Love You,” where recorded children’s songs transform into futuristic cabaret tunes. By approaching their craft with the care of a skilled musician, Oh Astro take illegal sampling to masterful new depths. (Illegal Art)