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Lost Tropics is an 11-track journey into unique melodies, intricate guitar work and an ever present groove that immerses the listener into the bright yet brooding experience that Ocean Alley have continually enhanced over their 5- year existence.
Following on from the release of their 2nd EP ‘In Purple’ during the spring of 2015, Ocean Alley went into the studio to lay down an immediate follow up. Their debut full length picks up where In Purple left off, with a development on their introduction of darker undertones beneath sunshine reggae, Lost Tropics is the perfect collection to highlight the overall maturity of Ocean Alley’s sound.
‘Feel’, ‘Lemonworld’, ‘Hold On’ and ‘Pretty Little Devil’ are great examples of this, adding differing levels of drive and beat to create a balanced flow and variation in sounds throughout the record. Whilst not shying away from the light hearted reggae that fans fell in love with on ‘Yellow Mellow’, the band is merely evolving their song writing into a more complete experience.
Ocean Alley then take the listener further into new territory via the likes of ‘Stripes In My Mind’, ‘Fly On The Wall’ and ‘Partner In Crime’, connecting the dots of their evolution and giving an inkling into “where we go from here”. The most impressive part of the record is that the band stays true to their roots, whilst not resting on their laurels and lacking the desire to keep fans interested with a continuous output of fresh soundscapes.
Ocean Alley will release Lost Tropics via MGM, Friday May 13.
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