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Oh Halo: Burden Of Light

Posted on the 16 May 2016 by Hctf @hctf
Oh Halo: Burden Of Light

NYC dream pop band Oh Halo are mixing dark poetry with accessible sonic tapestries on their new album Burden Of Light. All three band members are multi-instrumentalists, giving them ample opportunity to search for the best vibe for each song. Driven forward by the vocals of lyricist Julie Dicterow, who sounds like a mix of Evagelia Maravelias (Elika) and Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds), it is a record on which water is the key element, as a soothing and potentially lethal force.

With songs about dealing with medicine dependence (Bring Down Waterfall) and pain (Turn Me Around) this is a serious batch of tracks. Charlie Nieland (bass, guitar) used all his skills as a producer to ensure that the overall sound is open-ended and inviting, carefully balancing the heavy-handed lyrics with the soft-spoken music - another feat of light and shade that has made them an underground favorite in their niche.

Oh Halo:
Julie Dicterow: Vocals, Boss VE-20 Vocal Processor, Yamaha Grand Piano, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Roland Lucina AX-09 Synth, Korg MS 20 Synth, Logic V2 Synth, Sylenth Synth, MTron Piano & Flute, Percussion
Marcy Hokama: Yamaha Grand Piano, Glockenspiel, MTron Violins, Brass, French Horn & Vibes, Miroslav Philharmonik Piano, Soniccouture Xtended Piano, Logic EVP-88 Electric Piano
Charlie Nieland: Rickenbacker 4003 Bass, Fender Jazz Bass, Vantage Fretless Bass, NS NXT Upright Electric Bass, Hagstrom Swede Electric Guitar picked and bowed, Joe Morrell Pro Lap Steel Guitar, Roland GR-33 Guitar Synth, Drums, Percussion

Burden Of Light is a released thru Miles of Moonnlight Records. Buy it from their website.

Tracks:
  1. Far To Fall
  2. Bring Down Waterfall
  3. Blue Bell
  4. Stars
  5. Dream Without Birds
  6. Tango
  7. Guardian
  8. Turn Me Around

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