The 5th and most wonderful studio album from 2 of
Australians most consistently hard working, solid
musician/vocalists. What a combination, you can
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Blood Oranges is the fifth release for the luminous
partnership of Melanie Oxley & Chris Abrahams.
Offering a distinct change in direction, especially
from their acoustic studio album Jerusalem Bay
released four years ago. Blood Oranges is more in
the melodic pop vein of their earlier records such
as Welcome to Violet & Resisting Calm.
Blood Oranges is possibly the most studio savvy
album the pair has produced and from the filter
swept, reggae tinged opener "Get Me So Far" to the
last track, the ominous "Time Empty Away,"
the production is inventive. Melanie's smoky vocals
together with Chris's distinctive keyboard etchings
create the sparse yet brutally intense music that is so
unique to this partnership. Coloured by a strange,
at times dark playfulness, Blood Oranges is dotted
throughout with classic sounding songs drawn from
a number of pop influences. The twelve new songs are
lyrically thoughtful, deceptively simple and gently twist
their way through the melodic and the irrational.
01 Get Me So Far
02 What's This Daylight
03 She's Got The Right To Remain Silent
05 Cruel To You
07 Blood Oranges
09 A Better Tomorrow
10 If I Let It Go
11 Salt Finger
12 Time Empty Away