Bosnian Rainbows - Torn Maps

What better timing than the potential break-up (hiatus) of The Mars Volta for ORL to finally bring a single from his latest project Bosnian Rainbows out to the internet. A lot of fans are upset with the new sound, but me, I've been looking forward to this single for months.

The mistake is reading much about it before giving it a listen, so unless you trust my judgement a lot, give it a listen right now.

If you're still here, I'd read that it sounded like a pumped up version of Siouxsie and the Banshees. I'm not a big fan, but they're going for an Alternative Pop Rock sound so...

The first time I heard the track, for the first couple of minutes I thought it was great. Afterwards it started becoming too long. It was after a few more listens that I started realizing what the track and the band are made up of.

There's influences from the 80's and 90's and that's mixed together with everyone's flair. Almost anything with Teri Gender Bender should be good, and Omar's guitar is a unique spark whenever it's played.
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As far as disappointments go, I could just hope that in a full album Deantoni Parks gets a little more exposure. I'm not asking for much, just use the talent provided to do something at least a little better than Indie-Pop percussion.

I have hopes for a great full release. This is a good track, and usually ORL Productions teasers such as these give a great view on what's to come, but with recent events and recent sketchy releases, I'm gonna stick to my dark corner and be wary of what's in store.

But then I haven't heard them live. I've been denied the opportunity. But those who've seen them say they're not bad. I'm sure they're not all Omar junkies, so let's just wait and see what a release could have in store, yeah?
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  1. I definitely dig the Siouxsie and the Banshees vibes man and for that reason I actually quite like this. I'm keen on this man, decent music for sure buddy.

  2. I could definitely hear the 80's influence in this song. It's not something I'd run out and buy but I wouldn't turn it off when it came on my alternative radio station either.


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