Disco Volador

The Orielles - Disco Volador
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #130 / 181
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2020 Ratings: #185
February 28, 2020 / Release Date
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Heavenly / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Unlike so many lesser indie pop records, this never takes itself too seriously and it is a lot smarter than the zaney exterior gives itself credit for. Sonically, it is a mad hotchpot of futurism, disco and classic psychedelia, anchored by catchy indie pop sensibilities that have become so ubiquitous in the last decade. One of these sensibilities is the lead singers voice, which some listeners may see as draw back as there is no denying that it is quite bland, possibly neutering the ... read more
Fun and engaging psychedelic indie rock. I don't mind the voice as much as other reviewers, although it does get a bit too twee at moments. The songs tend to end stronger than they begin as they shift towards more instrumentation.

Standouts: Come Down on Jupiter, Whilst the Flowers Look, The Square Eyed Pack, 7th Dynamic Goo, A Material Mistake, Euro Borealis

Dropouts: Rapid i, Bobbi's Second World, Space Samba
Seems like a great band, but I wasn't super sold on the concept, which was accompanied by some production decisions and styles that ultimately felt ill-fitting for them. Hope they go the way of king gizzard and maybe pivot to different kitschy world music concept with each new project. It would be interesting to see what else they could do!
This is the first album i have heard by this group and I will say that I am a little bit suprised. I feel like the sound and the structure is good, but the problem is the vocals. I feel like she sings in a way that make her sound squeaky. I also think that some of the songs are little bit to repetetive and boring, but after all an ok album.
this has come on leaps and bounds from their debut, all of the funkier disco-influnced elements have been taken up a notch and their overall songwriting ability shines a lot more than before - a real pleasant surprise
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Added on: October 21, 2019