Review Summary: Some albums can really take you on an expedition..
The whole Underground aspect of music is a strange one. Some artists can pop into spotlight with seemingly no real effort, while others struggle to rise up. For Omar S that is leveled. He is solely underground but is trailblazing up to the north, and receiving more and more publicity as the day meets end. With Just Ask the Lonely, Omar S strikes into action and delivers a fortune offering many many deep, groovy, and melodic sequences.
To start the album off you acquire a low-defined buzz noise, incoming through a shock wave of different assorted bangs, hits, and smacks. This song is Jit. The next tune offers a fast paced, get up annotation. I Love You Alex carries on a precious voice overheard by a female, matched with a hard pounce of the bass, and drum. Now moving more onto the Melodic elements, where Striders World most certainly entails for that. Striders World reaches a new momentum, offering an incredible use of the synthesizer, hit, and Atari sounds dated back decades ago. What is moved on throughout the song doesn't hold to much in it, it's more so the mind-indulging. 100% House is defined in the name. Backpacking through very quiet violin marks, shoegazing bell chimes, and motivating clasps, the junction is all within.
Now moving onto one of the most moving Electronic songs( in my opinion) to ever be set foot on land, the title track Just Ask the Lonely. Excursions, in my opinion are somewhat hard to find in Electronic. A lot of them just repeat the same loop repeatedly without much overlaying action to fill in the gap. However, for Just ask the Lonely, that is not the case. The tune is submerged by an amazing, gorgeous, and soft spoken-like piano, gradually gaining momentum, and stepping foot into the Hurricane. The song offers many different drum patterns, and is thrown together all at once.
In all reality, Just ask the Lonely, and Omar S himself are both equally defined as a true Underground artist. However for some, this album might be a little boring for folks. Minimalism is a heavily influenced progression on the release, with equal balances of House and Techno, with parts of Melodic lurking. Just Ask the Lonely is one of those albums that will never fade away. Lets just hope Omar S can live up to these standards in the long road ahead.