Omrr – Music For The Anxious
Omrr explores the cartography of the serene on “Music For The Anxious”. With lovely, crystal-clear tones the songs radiate warmth. The way these sounds effortlessly combine is quite astounding, as elements of found sound give it a tactile sensibility while the hovering drones lurking all around allow it a classical kind of sensibility. Ensuring that is remains somewhat unpredictable are the light whirring interruptions that punctuate the pieces at random intervals. Best taken in as a whole the way the songs interact is stunning. Reminiscent at times of Shuttle358’s work, the songs teem with light and life.
“This City Lies” opens the album off on a high note. From various environmental sounds the song collects itself naturalistically. Guitar weaves in and out of the mix as the various aspects of surroundings ease their way into the proceedings. One of the highlights of the album is the tenderness of “Impeccable (She Likes Tulips)”. For this piece Omrr lets a sense of play take over. Shoegaze and drone merge effortlessly on the grey blurred sound of “Nymphomania”. A wheezing elongated melody takes hold on “November”. Quite spacious in sound is the album highlight “Nataly”. Like tracing, the way the song seems to touch upon so many different elements is quite profound, from the stately melody to the glitch-like interruptions, it all feels quite comforting. Closing the album off on a comforting note is the journey of “The Rise & Fall of Caro”.
With “Music For The Anxious” Omrr creates an entire sonic universe.