My latest trawl through music’s lesser-spotted gems has led me to the ethereal beauty of Ombre. This past week, I’ve been listening extensively to their new album Believe You Me. Its eclectic genre-hopping is tied together by Julianna Barwick’s soothing, dreamy vocals entwined around Helado Negro’s mellow baritone.
Most of the album is a low-key, experimental delight with one arm wrapped around the shoegazing community. However the track presented today, Weight Those Words, smartly ups the tempo adding not only Latin rhythms that evoke Os Mutantes and Astrud Gilberto-esque Tropicalia, but also jazz infused solos and classical orchestration.
A very clever record: