Album of the Month: Ochre Room – Box, Bar & Diamond
April 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
You might have noticed that there has been new Album of the Month on that sidebar for a week or so. I changed that photo when this beautiful album came out. Either life has been busy or I’ve been lazy, because it took me this long to write a couple words about it. Not that couple words is even enough. One should write an essay or a novel about the brilliance of this band and their new album. Ochre Room has been a big favourite mine since I saw them play at FOTM for the first time. I have to be grateful that I’m not really writing reviews these days. I would be running out of scale, because the debut was already magnificent and this thing is just getting better all the time.
In case you need a short introduction. Ochre Room is a Finnish americana / folk rock band from Tampere. Their second album Box, Bar & Diamond came out on Lumpeela julkaisut in the beginning of April, 2014. Central Europe and UK release will follow in May. Their beautifully arranged americana is pizza to my ears and I really love the way Lauri and Minttu sing together. These magnificent male-female harmonies are definitely a big part of their charm. Minttu also sings some lead vocals on the new album and does it exceptionally well. Box, Bar & Diamond is a wonderful album and I’m thrilled that it seems to be getting the attention it fully deserves. This is the opener of this gorgeous album, Other Side Of The Town.