Orly – Orly (CD)

My Oh My is a track that spreads out over a number of different genres. There are hints of country, Broadway musicals, and the up-front vocals will draw listeners’ attention. The eclectic opening to Orly leads into Boy On A Hill. This track is more introspective and pensive; the pre-grunge created by Neil Young has a referent in the overall tack the song takes. The harmony between the instrumentation and the vocals pushes the album to a new high – the cohesive effort present keeps and actually even fosters album momentum.

Where Did It All Go provides listeners with a more nuanced instrumental presence – the vocals are able to work off the richer feel of the guitars and drums. I believe that Where Did It All Go could easily be the band’s first single, but that it does not go against any of the themes explored on this LP. You Were My Sun is a nice comparison to Where Did It All Go. There seems to be a greater range taken by the latter when laid alongside the former; the vocals reach tremendous highs and lows.

To highlight these vocals, the instrumentation reaches through measures in memorable ways. The Earth is the final track on the album, and has Orly provide a perfect ending to the title. Little more than the vocals and a twinkling piano can be heard, and it is this simple relationship that will reverberate long after the CD has ended. Keep an ear to the ground for news about Orly; I believe that the work put into their self-titled LP should be enough to gain legions of fans.

Top Tracks: Where Did It All Go, You Were My Sun

Rating: 8.0/10

Orly – Orly (CD) / 2012 Self / 9 Tracks / http://orlymusic.com/

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