Monday, November 11, 2013

Okdal - 28

Hailing from South Korean Indie label Magic Strawberry Sound, Okdal deliver a variety of sounds that are altogether best described as being very, very pleasant. When it comes to easy-listening Indie music, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying, and, in terms of composition, interesting, band. 

Indeed, delightful sounds are plentiful in Okdal's debut. From smooth guitars to shimmering piano and sweet vocals, every track is housed beneath a signature sound, pleasant and easy-going, like being stuck in a nice, lazy daydream. That being said, each track brings a little something new and unique as well, such as the jazzy feel of the opening track, the more upbeat pop sensibilities of   (track three), and the stripped-down, acoustic sound of "25" (which also includes some wonderful vocal harmonies). 

28 is the perfect album to listen to on a rainy day, as raindrops are falling on the roof, leaving wet streaks down the window pane, and there's not much to do but watch the rain and relax on a lazy afternoon. Insert any other pleasant, relaxing scenario and an equally enjoyable experience awaits. Just put it on and brace yourself for one heck of a nice day.

-Andrew Oliver

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