raz ohara and his odd orchestra return for their second album for get physical. >ii< is the follow up album to the critically acclaimed self titled raz ohara & the odd orchestra cd that is considered being one of the album highlights in 2008. its a warm. organic collection of avant-garde. open-hearted pop music which positively teems with life. a forest of pleasures and possibilities which youll want to lose yourself in indefinitely.
>ii< is certainly less melancholic than its predecessor – its imbued with good feeling. energised by the rhythms and cadences of summer and the great outdoors - but its not euphoric. there is an underlying note of caution. of trepidation. this emotional mix is what makes the record so powerful. especially when allied to a similarly ambiguous musical mix: which imperceptibly melds folk. classic pop. electro-acoustic experimentation and modernist electronics. 10 beautiful songs plus a special download (code included in the artwork) of the single >miracle< make this album a perfect journey through the winter days.