Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

My album at the moment - Channel Orange by Frank Ocean.

You listen to it first time and think so what?  And then the second time it starts to open up and get under your skin and you realise it's a classic of its genre.  Electronic and hip-hip may not be everyone's cup of tea, but this is more.

My first analogy is of a pomegranate; a fairly bland covering to a world of interesting colour, shape and taste inside.

Best tracks IMHO are pilot Jones, crack rock, white and pyramids.  Listen to the second half of Pyramids whilst imagining a sphere of music that you walk into.  Slip towards the end of the track and the 3D sounds ping off the inside of the sphere and create a sound experience that's a bit trippy, a bit melancholy but wholly original.

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