Orange A Boom’s “Mortar” and “Cupid’s Cannon,” is a unique and experimental journey into the realm of music
Album Review: Orange A Boom’s double single EP, featuring “Mortar” and “Cupid’s Cannon,” is a unique and experimental journey into the realm of music.
Written By: Dan Eachus
As an experienced touring bass player, Orange A Boom brings a wealth of musical knowledge to this project, which is reflected in the outstanding production quality and the thoughtfully chosen instruments that convey a powerful message.
“Mortar,” the first single from this EP, is a testament to the artist’s commitment to unconfined musical creation. The song, mixed and mastered by top industry engineers, is a cosmic adventure from start to finish. The production quality of “Mortar” is exceptional, with each instrument having its place in the mix. The driving bass line takes the lead, creating a bold and energetic foundation for the track. Intertwined guitar and synth melodies add depth and complexity to the composition, making it an engaging and evolving sonic experience. The transitions between sections are seamless and provide a sense of musical exploration, while the hard-hitting hip-hop drum beat keeps the listener grooving. “Mortar” is an intricate fusion of various elements that seamlessly blend together, inviting the audience to bob their heads while embarking on a cosmic journey.
In contrast, “Cupid’s Cannon” offers an instrumental experience that conveys a different but equally powerful message. The song embodies the concept of “Cosmic Love,” transcending the typical portrayal of love in music. The production quality is again top-notch, with a growling synth-induced bass guitar line that forms the backbone of the track. The catchy and warm key melody adds a sense of intimacy and depth, while floating guitar melodies and powerful rhythmic synth lines create a dynamic sonic landscape. “Cupid’s Cannon” masterfully encapsulates the emotions of a love that transcends earthly boundaries, delivering a cosmic love song that resonates on a profound level.
One of the most notable aspects of Orange A Boom’s music is the freedom and openness with which the artist approaches each composition. There is a deliberate refusal to restrict the music to predefined genres or commercial constraints. This artistic approach allows the music to organically find its own path to completion, resulting in a fresh and unique sound that defies categorization. The combination of synthesizers with analog instruments such as guitars, bass, and drums exemplifies this approach, giving the music a distinct and innovative quality.
Orange A Boom’s plan to release one single a month indefinitely is a thrilling prospect for music enthusiasts. It promises a continuous stream of creatively rich and diverse compositions that challenge the boundaries of musical expression. With “Mortar” and “Cupid’s Cannon” as a preview of what’s to come, Orange A Boom’s music project is a refreshing departure from the norm, offering a sonic experience that is both emotionally resonant and artistically liberating. These two singles serve as an exciting introduction to a musical journey that knows no bounds.
Dan Eachus is the President and co-owner of RetroSynth Lazersteel Records, with his own musical projects in the band Neutron Dreams and his solo project DMME.