Odesza - In Return - 2014 Ambient Downtempo Chillwave Trip Hop Electronic - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP
Odesza - In Return
Label: Counter Records COUNT052, Ninja Tune ; COUNT052
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Released: 09 Sep 2014
Style: Ambient, Synth-pop
A1 Always This Late 2:41
A2 Say My Name (Feat. Zyra) 4:23
A3 Bloom 3:16
A4 All We Need (Feat. Shy Girls) 3:31
B1 Sundara 2:16
B2 White Lies (Feat. Jenni Potts) 4:37
B3 Kusanagi 3:28
C1 Echoes (Feat. Py) 4:24
C2 It's Only (Feat. Zyra) 4:28
C3 Koto 3:14
D1 Memories That You Call (Feat. Monsoonsiren) 4:08
D2 Sun Models (Feat. Madelyn Grant) 2:40
D3 For Us (Feat. Briana Marela) 5:51
Design Harrison Mills, Studio Moross
Engineer Francisco Botero (tracks: A4), Odesza
Mastered By Daddy Kev (tracks: Except A3 and C3), Odesza (tracks: A3, C3)
Mixed By Odesza
Photography Bronson Snelling, Chiang Liu
''Odesza (stylized as ODESZA) are an American electronic music duo from Seattle consisting of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. The group was formed in 2012 shortly before Mills and Knight graduated from Western Washington University. Their debut album, Summer's Gone, was released in 2012 to much acclaim in the underground electronic music community. Following Summer's Gone, Odesza released their first EP in 2013 entitled, My Friends Never Die.
Chillwave, sometimes also referred to as glo-fi, is a genre of music whose artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines.
The genre combines the larger 2000s trends towards 80s retro music and (in indie music) use of ambient sound, with modern pop, as in electropop, post-punk revival, psych-folk, nu gaze, and witch house. It is often described as "summer music."
The primary acts to fit the genre are Toro Y Moi, Tycho, Yppah, Neon Indian, and Washed Out.
Ozesza sounds a bit like Portishead mixed with Thievery Corporation. Yet this group still manages have a sound that is very much it's own. Melodic, uplifting and diverse, this is an album that only gets better with each listen.
These guys are leading an as-yet undefined new chapter in electronic music. Powerful, positive, uplifting, huge sound.
I've been listening to this album, and this album only on constant repeat for a little over a week now...and still haven't gotten enough. I first heard these guys from their head-bobbing remix of Zhu's "Faded". When this album released, I immediately scooped it up and haven't put it down since. I find them similar to Blackmill, without having to resort to noisy repetitive dub wobbles or thumping kick drum in the delicate subtle parts. Zyra's voice is purely incredible on both of her featured tracks and although "Say My Name" was my initial stand-out favorite of the first few go rounds, "It's Only" has by far been the dark horse here...slowly but surely gaining all of my deserved attention.
The easily overlooked lyrics leave me desperate for their actual meaning while Zyra's tireless received pronunciation quickly soothes the frustration of never quite getting them. I am also addicted to Monsoonsiren's vocals on "Memories That You Call". I find it almost impossible to get the Deep-Forest-esque cooing out of my head, even hours later when preoccupied with other stuff. This is a very original album and a really nice surprise for this genre.''
|Format||2LP, 180 Gram|