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About Ontologics

ONTOLOGICS is an experimental, multi-instrumentalist duo that has been recognized for fusing genres like progressive rock, hip-hop, electronica, and jazz with sharp lyricism and an explosive live presence. Based in Providence, RI, the duo features singer/songwriter, Ian Campopiano and drummer, Matthew Walshe.

Their latest release, third album, Heading To The Outer Realm (12/20/19) features the return of P-NUT/Aaron Wills of 311.

Prior to working with Ontologics, PNUT said of the duo, “they turned this song into like a science fiction masterpiece. And if we can’t beat that, I think we should just do a cover of their song" - P-Nut, popdose.com interview, referencing Go Demo.

Ontologics’ debut album and sophomore release reached the Top 30 on the Relix Magazine/ Jambands.com national college radio chart for over three consecutive months and breaking the Top 10 with both records. The band achieved outstanding success on national specialty radio, reaching #16 on the FMQB Top 200 SubModern chart and #11 on the Alternative Specialty singles chart (KKBB).


Albums, Something To Needle Over, and Drones From Home have received scores of reviews and features noting their eclectic artistic depth and exploration of genre blurring.

"Ontologics prove masterful on Drones From Home...Cruising into a psychedelic territory, the duo creates an intriguing soundscape that reflects the thoughts inside the human mind." - Bill Copeland Music News


"There was never a doubt regarding the phenomenal musical ability of this outfit, but to exploit this skill fully and translate it into an album as brilliant as their debut requires equally skillful songwriting chops...the musicianship on par with its predecessor and even the songwriting is every bit as good...” - Daily Vault


"All of it is highly structured, and has for me, the feel of the jazz-inflected work of Frank Zappa, where precision, mixes with a restless, fidgety approach to the melody and song structure." - DPRP (Dutch Progressive Rock Page)

“...some will hear rock influences from groups like...Rage Against The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Others will hear more psychedelic rock influence by groups like Pink Floyd. And still others will hear some jazz-fusion influence reminiscent of guitar great Al Di Melola on tracks like 'Stretch Armstrong.' Ontologics' lyrics show a sort of political and social awareness by Campopiano and Walshe." - Roots Time, Belguim


Something To Needle Over was named one of the top DIY Albums of 2014 by the Indie Rock Cafe.

Drones From Home was featured by ProgSphere in a Q & A Interview titled "Dynamic Alterations" in February 2017.

National Acts performed with: Afroman, Gangstagrass, Godsmack, Michelle Branch.

National & International sales: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MN, NV, PA, RI, TN, TX, VT, WI, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, UK
NATIONAL & COLLEGE RADIO CHARTS:

National & College Radio Charts:

Drones From Home
# 1 CMJ - KXUL, LA
#7 CMJ - WKKL, MA
#7 CMJ - WUMF, ME
#21 CMJ - WRST, WI
#26 CMJ - SCAD, GA
#27 CMJ - WCFM, MA
#9 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
#22 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
#29 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
#37 FMQB Submodern Top 200 Albums
#67 FMQB Submodern Top 200 Tracks
#11 KKBB Top 100 Songs
#14 KKBB Top 100 Artists

Something to Needle Over
# 1 CMJ on WRFW River Falls, WI
# 9 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
# 11 KKBB Singles
# 12 KKBB Albums
# 12 KKBB Singles
# 16 Top 200 Submodern Albums (FMQB)
# 16 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
# 18 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
# 19 CMJ on KRFP Moscow, ID
# 27 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
# 29 CMJ on WVIA Pittston, PA
# 40 CMJ on WVIA Pittston, PA

National Acts played with:
Afroman, Gangstagrass, Godsmack, Michelle Branch

National & International sales:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MN, NV, RI, TN, TX, VT, WI, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, UK

Previous History:
Ian and Matt toured the Northeast together from 2002-2004 with Progressive Rock group Moments of Imagination (MOI). They shared the stage with a wide array of artists from Godsmack to Michelle Branch; received reviews from “The Noise” in Boston; and took the Rhode Island College (WXIN) Battle of the Bands in 2003, and 3rd at the 1047 FNX SP Series. They released the Lakeffect Ep in 2003, but never released their full length album “The Indecision Complex” after going on hiatus in 2004. In the summer of 2009, the concept of Ontologics began to emerge, and the rest is history.

TOUR HISTORY (Venues Played): 03-Present
RI: The Spot Underground, Ocean Mist, The Wheelhouse, Manchester 65, The Met Cafe, The Century Lounge, The Call, The Living Room, The Green Room, KC's Tap, Rocky Point Pub, University of Rhode Island Earth Day, WRIU 90.3 FM In-studio, Finbacks, Rhode Island College, AS220
MA: TT the Bears, Middle East, PA's Lounge, Club Lido
NYC: CBGB's, The Knitting Factory, The Continental, Alphabet Lounge, Shrine, Silvana
VT: Castletown State College
NH: Club Drifters
VA: Epicure Cafe
NC: Pour House Music Hall
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Genres:
Electronic, Rock, Progressive Rock, International, Experimental, Proghop, Electronica, Jazz, Psychedelic, World Music
Band Members:
Matthew Walshe (M. Walshe), Ian Campopiano (Ian C.)
Hometown:
Providence, Rhode Island

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About Ontologics

ONTOLOGICS is an experimental, multi-instrumentalist duo that has been recognized for fusing genres like progressive rock, hip-hop, electronica, and jazz with sharp lyricism and an explosive live presence. Based in Providence, RI, the duo features singer/songwriter, Ian Campopiano and drummer, Matthew Walshe.

Their latest release, third album, Heading To The Outer Realm (12/20/19) features the return of P-NUT/Aaron Wills of 311.

Prior to working with Ontologics, PNUT said of the duo, “they turned this song into like a science fiction masterpiece. And if we can’t beat that, I think we should just do a cover of their song" - P-Nut, popdose.com interview, referencing Go Demo.

Ontologics’ debut album and sophomore release reached the Top 30 on the Relix Magazine/ Jambands.com national college radio chart for over three consecutive months and breaking the Top 10 with both records. The band achieved outstanding success on national specialty radio, reaching #16 on the FMQB Top 200 SubModern chart and #11 on the Alternative Specialty singles chart (KKBB).


Albums, Something To Needle Over, and Drones From Home have received scores of reviews and features noting their eclectic artistic depth and exploration of genre blurring.

"Ontologics prove masterful on Drones From Home...Cruising into a psychedelic territory, the duo creates an intriguing soundscape that reflects the thoughts inside the human mind." - Bill Copeland Music News


"There was never a doubt regarding the phenomenal musical ability of this outfit, but to exploit this skill fully and translate it into an album as brilliant as their debut requires equally skillful songwriting chops...the musicianship on par with its predecessor and even the songwriting is every bit as good...” - Daily Vault


"All of it is highly structured, and has for me, the feel of the jazz-inflected work of Frank Zappa, where precision, mixes with a restless, fidgety approach to the melody and song structure." - DPRP (Dutch Progressive Rock Page)

“...some will hear rock influences from groups like...Rage Against The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Others will hear more psychedelic rock influence by groups like Pink Floyd. And still others will hear some jazz-fusion influence reminiscent of guitar great Al Di Melola on tracks like 'Stretch Armstrong.' Ontologics' lyrics show a sort of political and social awareness by Campopiano and Walshe." - Roots Time, Belguim


Something To Needle Over was named one of the top DIY Albums of 2014 by the Indie Rock Cafe.

Drones From Home was featured by ProgSphere in a Q & A Interview titled "Dynamic Alterations" in February 2017.

National Acts performed with: Afroman, Gangstagrass, Godsmack, Michelle Branch.

National & International sales: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MN, NV, PA, RI, TN, TX, VT, WI, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, UK
NATIONAL & COLLEGE RADIO CHARTS:

National & College Radio Charts:

Drones From Home
# 1 CMJ - KXUL, LA
#7 CMJ - WKKL, MA
#7 CMJ - WUMF, ME
#21 CMJ - WRST, WI
#26 CMJ - SCAD, GA
#27 CMJ - WCFM, MA
#9 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
#22 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
#29 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
#37 FMQB Submodern Top 200 Albums
#67 FMQB Submodern Top 200 Tracks
#11 KKBB Top 100 Songs
#14 KKBB Top 100 Artists

Something to Needle Over
# 1 CMJ on WRFW River Falls, WI
# 9 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
# 11 KKBB Singles
# 12 KKBB Albums
# 12 KKBB Singles
# 16 Top 200 Submodern Albums (FMQB)
# 16 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
# 18 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
# 19 CMJ on KRFP Moscow, ID
# 27 Top 30 Jambands.com/Relix Magazine
# 29 CMJ on WVIA Pittston, PA
# 40 CMJ on WVIA Pittston, PA

National Acts played with:
Afroman, Gangstagrass, Godsmack, Michelle Branch

National & International sales:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MI, MN, NV, RI, TN, TX, VT, WI, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, UK

Previous History:
Ian and Matt toured the Northeast together from 2002-2004 with Progressive Rock group Moments of Imagination (MOI). They shared the stage with a wide array of artists from Godsmack to Michelle Branch; received reviews from “The Noise” in Boston; and took the Rhode Island College (WXIN) Battle of the Bands in 2003, and 3rd at the 1047 FNX SP Series. They released the Lakeffect Ep in 2003, but never released their full length album “The Indecision Complex” after going on hiatus in 2004. In the summer of 2009, the concept of Ontologics began to emerge, and the rest is history.

TOUR HISTORY (Venues Played): 03-Present
RI: The Spot Underground, Ocean Mist, The Wheelhouse, Manchester 65, The Met Cafe, The Century Lounge, The Call, The Living Room, The Green Room, KC's Tap, Rocky Point Pub, University of Rhode Island Earth Day, WRIU 90.3 FM In-studio, Finbacks, Rhode Island College, AS220
MA: TT the Bears, Middle East, PA's Lounge, Club Lido
NYC: CBGB's, The Knitting Factory, The Continental, Alphabet Lounge, Shrine, Silvana
VT: Castletown State College
NH: Club Drifters
VA: Epicure Cafe
NC: Pour House Music Hall
Show More
Genres:
Electronic, Rock, Progressive Rock, International, Experimental, Proghop, Electronica, Jazz, Psychedelic, World Music
Band Members:
Matthew Walshe (M. Walshe), Ian Campopiano (Ian C.)
Hometown:
Providence, Rhode Island

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