By MC Galang
There is much to unpack on Oh, Flamingo!’s latest EP, something that I know requires a deeper analysis or connection to their artistic influences than I can possibly convey.
But I would be completely remiss not to attempt at least to express my profound appreciation for its title track, and especially its reprise. While the opener, “Volumes,” exudes a somewhat novel rustic charm in its quietness, the way it lulls but doesn’t quite build— the reprise, however, underlines that emotional plateau with gorgeous, pattering synths, spattered horns, and a canopy of washed out drums. The vocals, both intimate and extraterrestrial by design, are deeply affecting. It’s a moving piece of work, one that says so, so much with so little.
Stream Volumes (Reprise)