Honestly Same is an amplified acoustic and synthetic quintet from Chicago. They improvise patient, contemplative and distinctly contemporary music harnessing the sounds of cello, clarinet, electronics, piano, bass, recorder, percussion, synths and accordion. The group is Zachary Good, Lia Kohl, Mabel Kwan, Zach Moore and Sam Scranton. On their second album (and first LP), “Hot Plate Only”, the quintet finds a balance between airy and organic ambience alongside insistent rhythms and dynamic explorations. It’s a sound world that breathes, loops, iterates and layers. The skillful performances and inherent understanding among the players ensure that every voice finds its clear place, culminating in the creation of something entirely unique to Honestly Same.