The six-track collab EP Flaws in Our Design highlights ODESZA’s classic sound while experimenting with a new indie alternative vibe.
Electronic music duo ODESZA has returned with their highly anticipated EP Flaws in Our Design. Building on their signature ethereal soundscapes and intricate production, ODESZA takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey through a world of dreamy melodies and emotive beats. Co-produced with Emile van Dango, aka Yellow House, this six-track EP has a very 80’s new wave type groove to it. Yellow House, who is known for his artistic experimentation, brings an indie alternative feel to the collaboration.
Flaws In Our Design kicks off with a quick and playful intro on track one, “Dissolved in a Daydream,” which sets the tone for the rest of the EP and showcases the experimental synthy sounds that can be heard throughout the rest of the tracks. Blending right into “Easy Money,” the second track brings the most energy out of all the tracks on the EP but keeps with the hazy, relaxed sounds and boasts a solid bass line, which ODESZA is known for.
Track three, “Waiting Forever,” has a breezy, west coast electro-pop sound with harmonic vocals that sound more like Coast Modern than they do ODESZA, further showcasing the experimental nature of the collab and the different style that the duo is trying on. It’s perfectly timed for these long, lazy, and hot summer days. Then, “Heavier” combines the folk-inspired sounds that Yellow House brings with the iconic sounds of ODESZA. It has that anthemic, repeating build that, in my opinion, most resembles their previous albums. This track, along with “Undone,” brings the classic sounds that we have come to expect from ODESZA while still playing in the groovy new world that is this EP.
The title track “Flaws in Our Design” brings it all together to wrap up the EP. Track six is a hallmark of the iconic, harmonic sounds that ODESZA is known for while complementing the experimental and instrumental vibe that Yellow House brings. Influences from Yellow House certainly shine throughout and give the EP a whole new feel. Flaws in Our Design isn’t what your typical ODESZA fan would expect – it’s short and sweet, but a refreshing breath of fresh indie air, perfectly soundtracking the summer. It will be interesting to see what the duo has in store for fans this coming fall festival season!
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ODESZA & Yellow House – Flaws in Our Design – Tracklist:
- Dissolved in a Daydream
- Easy Money
- Waiting Forever (ft. Preston.)
- Flaws in Our Design