The Orbiss Journey
Volume One
(2018)
Turn this to 6.8 of 11
Genre:
Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like:
Don Caballero, Liquid Tension Experiment, Moe
Friday, March 30, 2018
How could we not review a band from Kingston, Ontario? The landscape that fostered some of the most poignant heaven sent lyrics that were truly ahead by a century. Welcome the Orbiss Journey. Perhaps we are catching this one right at the onset as we can’t find shit about this band. A part of us feels like perhaps this is a front for Rob Baker and/or Paul Langlois to put out some new tunes in a different direction? Well we can only guess so lets just cut to the chase regarding the album. Volume One provides for an interesting ride. While there is a psychedelic undercurrent, the instrumental album actually spreads itself pretty thin hitting a variety of themes. We find ourselves getting sucked in with some of the entertaining spacial concepts, but then spit back out with some of the awkward slide and acoustic guitar lighter stuff. Overall the album gets a bit too choppy and lacks that fundamental flow.

ROTATION RECAP:
Weight of the Heavy
3.9 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8.2 out of 11

Captivation and Variety
7.1 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
5.2 out of 11

Contrast
6.9 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics 
8.4 out of 11

Production Value
7.4 out of 11

Standout Tracks:
"The Creature’s Tears" really resonated with us. Terrific fretwork with a very unsettling melody. Dark and most suiting for the album cover. If only they could have stuck with this theme.

Alcohol Pairing: 
Grande Cuvée Porter Baltique- 10% ABV Baltic Porter. Robust dark lager inspired by Porters from around the Baltic Sea region. This beer is luxuriously round with a mild bitterness. The malts contribute flavors of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The use of cherry-wood smoked malt provides a subtle hint of smoke.

Lasting Impression: 
The mysterious band’s first release shows some promise. We feel their strength is delving more into the psychedelic darker territories. Nonetheless we do here some influences. - 3/20/2018

Track Listing:
1. Hope and a Warning 05:59
2. The Negotiation 04:52
3. Bass Robots! 02:01
4. The Creature's Tears 04:46
5. Nebula's Lounge 03:06
6. Ceremony 02:49 
7. Stasis Oasis 03:27
8. The Lowest Point 5:47
9. BIRS (Big Insterstellar Rock Show) 04:22
10. This Groovy Planet 04:59

Band Members:
Unknown

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