Is this record worth a spin? Should I buy it? Will it add to or detract
from my credibility? Should I care?
I wish someone could break it down for me.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

oOoOO- Our Love Is Hurting Us EP

Another taster from Newark, NJ/ San Franciscan Chris Dexter Greenspan that expands on his self-titled debut EP. On that release oOoOO (pronounced "oh") introduced a dark & woozy version of atmospheric electronic music with some Middle Eastern influences, accentuated by ghostly vocals that hovered around the songs, often trailing off into the ether. Keyboard notes, akin to what you'd hear as the heroine unwittingly relaxes while a deranged killer stalks her in a horror movie, provided the signature sound for what critics dubbed "witch-house" electronica. Greenspan has a finely tuned ear and a real gift for off-kilter hooks and tempered beats. In short, his music is very rewarding for the patient listener. The latest EP, Our Love Is Hurting Us, moves slightly more toward traditional R&B territory while maintaining a down-tempo, effects-laden vibe. The question now is when is this guy going to release a proper full-length?

Buy this record while you wait to see how the kitchen renovations will turn out.


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