OKADA

MISERY (N5MD)

OKADA - MISERY 122753
Format:
1 CD
Release:
24.08.2018
Label:
N5MD
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
122753
Barcode:
0702224126220
* Misery is the 6th full-length album from Gregory Pappas' ambient dirge project OKADA. * While its title may hint at hardship and/or anguish, Misery is not all sturm und drang.

There is a underlying hope in the album's epic yet pertinent 80 minute run-time. The album, which was originally conceived as a double album, opens with "Bury Me": an upbeat track only succumbing to its overwhelming emotional heft at the song's halfway mark.

Pappas has always been adept at displaying his current head-space in his music and Misery displays him in a fairly deep well of melancholy.

Even the drum work, which is most-often syrupy and elastic, has a certain aching quality to them.

And the sometimes out-of-tune piano work also fits right in, where otherwise it would not.

Simply put, Misery has placed an exclamation point on OKADA's creative ethos and has given us a remarkable look into Pappas' transla- tion of such emotions.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BURY ME
  • 1.2. UNCLOTHE
  • 1.3. BRUISED AND BLEEDING
  • 1.4. INTERSTELLAR
  • 1.5. TRANSIENT LOVERS
  • 1.6. GUARDED