Everything Doesn't Happen All At Once

Ocean Wave - Everything Doesn't Happen All At Once
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March 3, 2020 / Release Date
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It's always an amazing feeling to find some small artist on Bandcamp, an artist no one else seems to have touched yet and you're the first to see them. It's even better when that artist is amazing and can produce some amazing material. This is one of those cases with this very short EP released by Ocean Wave, it's a collection of 4 songs recorded on a tape in one sitting, and it's described as "a love letter for a friend" now I'm unsure if that implies the friend is dead or not, I'd ... read more
"take care of yourself...take care of yourself...take care of yourself..." i don't think its fair to compare a low budget bandcamp project to multimillion dollar albums so i'm gonna hold off on giving a score. but trust me on this: its good.
this tape is what it sounds like to lose a friend. the lo-fi vocals & tape hissing give a feeling that the vocalist's voice can no longer be heard by the other party and there is an emotional void and divide.
It's pretty, but I find the overall presentation of the project to be lacking. Not bad, but I'm failing to see what is meriting the 100's here personally.

Standout: Lean on in
Favs: Take Care, Round and Round
Least fav: Sea Breeze
Glad I gave this a chance. This is why I love this community. Would've never even known about the existence of this project. Thanks, guys!

The first songs are so undeniably sweet and warm. They feel like a welcoming hug from a long-lost friend. Especially that track, "Take Care", what a beautiful and tender musical experience!! All four of the tracks flow seamlessly making for a very agreeable and consistent ambience.

Unfortunately, I do think that the lo-fi aesthetic can get a bit ... read more
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Added on: March 9, 2020