Disco Volador

The Orielles - Disco Volador
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #533 / 672
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2020 Ratings: #639
Liked by 3 people
February 28, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Heavenly / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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I wanted to like this a lot more than I actually do because this just is too stagnant for me. It’s not like it doesn’t occasionally pull me in with what is so appealing, the grooves can nestle in every so often but just not as much as I want.

I don’t really like the vocalist either, she just strikes me as pretty stationery as well. Nothing vocally or instrumentally is conjuring much from me which makes Disco Valdar a record I sadly have a hard time recommending.
It's alright. I like the sound - it's quite retro and funky. I just feel like the sound isn't enough to hold the album for it's duration, eventually the album feels a bit stale and lacking in exciting ideas.
To be honest, every track sounds kind of the same and the singer sounds the same on each one. I do like her vocals though, they lend well to the dreamy funkadelia.
They have a good sound, I feel they need to something more captivating and emotional with it.

Favourite Tracks: Come Down On ... read more
My introduction to this band was the funky 2018 single "Bobbi's Second World", a track that I'm thrilled to say made it onto this album alongside the equally danceable "Come Down On Jupiter", two impeccably groove-centred tracks that I'd recommend as upbeat but melancholic staples of this band's thrilling sound. As easy as it is to sink your teeth into the sweet, sweet melodies or to simply dance to the basslines, the lyrics are far from meaningless fodder and it's this more ... read more
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
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Track List

  1. Come Down on Jupiter
  2. Rapid I
  3. Memoirs of Miso
  4. Bobbi's Second World
  5. Whilst the Flowers Look
  6. The Square Eyed Pack
  7. 7th Dynamic Goo
  8. A Material Mistake
  9. Euro Borealis
  10. Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)
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Added on: October 21, 2019