Flavor of the Week: Ohbijou

Ohbijou Metal Meets; Niagara

Ohbijou’s third album, Metal Meets,┬ádefinitely has me hooked. I just recently came across this group from Toronto but they are already dominating my playlist. It’s always a good sign when you can listen to a song four times in a row; such is the case with the first track, Niagara. With winter looming ahead, Ohbijou makes you feel right at home with warm lyrics delivered in an almost lullaby.

After several unsuccessful attempts to critique Ohbijou’s music and this album, I stand defeated. Nothing brings my thoughts together better than the following excerpt from the band’s site:

Conceptually, Metal Meets draws on sites populated by rumbling volcanoes, deep lakes and haunted waterfalls, metals torn from damp earth, and dark desires usually uncommitted to words (Mecija sings, for example: “A parsing of this blood to find myself in you”). This is a poetic offering. The band retreated from the familiar in order to test the limits of their craft and attend to detail in a way they had not before. As a result, each song on the album is housed in a matrix of experimental effects and timbres. Listeners and audiences will feel Ohbijou come of age with this album, and their adulthood is more precocious and imaginative than their youth.

Make sure to sit down with Ohbijou sometime soon and enjoy the Flavor of the Week.

Ohbijou – Niagara

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Posted on September 29, 2011, in Flavor of the Week, Music and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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