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By Means of Words / Bio

By Means of Words is a consciousness-based, aural art project focusing in the mediums of alternative and progressive rock music. The quartet coalesced in Dayton,Ohio, with the ambition of creating a unique and distinctive experience that is not only personal to the listener but also challenging to the individual’s fundamental worldview. BMOW’s ultimate vision is to use the vehicle of structured sound to create art that is as pure and truthful as possible. Capturing the essence of human expression and delivering it to listeners is BMOW’s primary aspiration.

Powerful melodies, driving rhythms and fluid time signature changes give the compositions a complex, symphonic quality not often found in conventional music. Each member brings a unique background and perspective which adds to the whole, forming an uncommon musical bond that goes beyond intentional design. This dynamic vividly shines through during BMOW’s performances.

BMOW’s influences are not bands or musicians as much as ideals, principles and philosophies. The group is inspired by the beauty of life, nature of the universe and flux of existence. Creating beauty from absurdity and expressing universal truths through art and prose are the foundations of BMOW’s inspirations. Blending philosophical, literary, rhythmic and melodic influences together is at the crux of the art produced by the ensemble.

BMOW believes that the ability of music to communicate human expression surpasses language as it strikes a primordial nerve, connecting us to what it means to be alive. As the text from which their name derives states, “words are only symbols and may not clearly and fully express meaning. If meaning is different from words it could not be made manifest by means of words… truth is beyond…”

General Info

Band Members
Matt Wallace (Guitar), Mitch Jones (Bass), Tom Clevenger (Vocals), Marques McConnell (Drums)
Artist Name
By Means of Words
Home Page
Rock / Progressive

Contact Info

Dayton, OH