Finom (formerly OHMME) is Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart—“the Heart of Chicago’s Music Community.”(Noisey) Formed in 2014, they hail from Chicago's improvisational and experimental music scene where they already have a half-dozen albums from previous projects under their belts and an impressive resumé of collaborative credits (from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to Chance the Rapper).
Early in their careers but already seasoned performers, their new project is a guitar-heavy experiment overlaid by inventive vocal harmonies. "Cunningham’s smoky croon complements Stewart’s higher-register coo." Think Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian-era Dirty Projectors—but quietly more imaginative and compositionally more eccentric. Their instrumental style amalgamates the aggressive and the meditative, sometimes manifesting in shimmeringly hypnotic 2-minute bangers and other times coming across in the form of 7-minute stretches of moody atmospherics, wafting guitars and piercing feedback. In the studio and on the stage, Finom’s eclecticism merges into a sound that is cohesive, daring and distinctly their own.