oOoOO - Our Loving Is Hurting Us (EP) (2012)

Two years since he helped establish the Tri Angle sound with that arresting eponymous debut, oOoOO returns to the label with his second single proper. Still obsessed with R&B rhythms and wistful Pop, on 'Our Loving Is Hurting Us' he's also joined by Berlin-based vocalist Butterclock to accentuate his forlorn sound. Whether it's lovesick emotion or narcotic overload, we're not sure what's burdened his heart, but it makes for a wickedly nervy listen. Best comes first, with the blank-eyed, hollow swagger of 'TryTry' and its disquieting, strafing vocal cadences arranged into maudlin chorales. Meanwhile Butterclock lends a fresh dimension to 'Springs' and 'NoWayBack', blessing spindly Hip Hop and swaying ambience with her fragile sighs, but for our money oOoOO works best on an instrumental level, as on the codeine soaked bliss-out 'Starr', or 'Break Yr Heartt''s calcium-deficient 808 coda and romantic autotune.

Artist: 
oOoOO
Album: 
Our Loving Is Hurting Us (EP)
Album art: 
oOoOO - Our Loving Is Hurting Us (EP) (2012)
Release date: 
08.05.2012
Quality: 
VBR V0
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Tracklist: 

1. TryTry
2. Springs
3. Starr
4. Break Yr Heartt
5. NoWayBack

Music label: 
Tri Angle
Country: 
United States
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