12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Chiaroscuro” is an artistic technique that contrasts light and dark shades to dramatic effect. It’s a fitting title for Ocean Alley’s sophomore record, which balances smooth, woozy psychedelia with swaggering rhythms, wailing guitars, and a myriad of influences from reggae and surf to straight-up rock. Where epic opener “Corduroy” and “The Comedown”—a hazy ode to the morning after—showcase their mastery over sing-along choruses, wild solos, and gorgeous harmonies, the Sydney six-piece showcase a softer side on the dark, intimate “Rage,” and the acoustic closing track, “Man You Were Looking For.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

“Chiaroscuro” is an artistic technique that contrasts light and dark shades to dramatic effect. It’s a fitting title for Ocean Alley’s sophomore record, which balances smooth, woozy psychedelia with swaggering rhythms, wailing guitars, and a myriad of influences from reggae and surf to straight-up rock. Where epic opener “Corduroy” and “The Comedown”—a hazy ode to the morning after—showcase their mastery over sing-along choruses, wild solos, and gorgeous harmonies, the Sydney six-piece showcase a softer side on the dark, intimate “Rage,” and the acoustic closing track, “Man You Were Looking For.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Moon child 765 ,

Rock?!?

I’m not sure how this got listed as Rock, I’d say Blues with most of this album being slow & full of guitar riffs. But I love the singers voice, the lyrics are wonderful! This is now on my wishlist. This is a great album for a mellow mood.

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Very mellow

Just got shown these guys. Love at first sound haha these guys are gonna explode when I get the word out.

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