Brazilian band Oruara is the sibling collective to fellow music-makers Oruã, making music that feels more experimental and abstract than their psych-minded relations. The guitars still shake and twist while the vocals echo from wall to wall, recalling the more loosely constructed underground rock of the late '60s. Their work is wrapped in a fog of mutated creativity, allowing for both broad emotional recollections and intimate narratives.
Comprised of Lê Almeida and some members of Transfusão, the band will release their debut record, "Ascendente," some time in the very near future. Tackling an ever-present feeling of longing, the album will spin a complicated and unorthodox web of music that will dig deep into the recesses of your heart.
On their new single, "Afronto a Falsos," they provide a brief introduction to the shrouded rhythms and reverb-soaked melodies of their sound. In under a minute and a half, they lay out a landscape where anything is possible and ties to the past are embraced and cherished. Drums are bathed in distortion as voices seem to wander in from the surrounding darkness. It's short, to the point and offers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the band. The music is evocative, conjuring memories and experiences that you're not sure are even your own. There is a sense of history laid out in its 76 seconds that few bands could manage in songs far longer in tenure. It's a vivid and compelling perspective from a band that's just starting to reveal their musical obsessions.