Sometimes an album just jumps out at you. Sometimes it doesn't (and there's a reason). And then there are ones such as Edible Orchids that just sneak up on you. On the first listen, you know it's got something to it, you just can't put your finger on it. So you listen to it again. And again. And again. Each time you hope to crack the code: to figure out what about it makes you keep listening to it instead of putting it in the pile to trade in at the local used music store. But with this album, there is no code; it's just beautifully sublime music.
It's taken Athens' band The Ginger Envelope two years to get the album out to their listeners, but it's finally been delivered a couple of weeks ago. As hinted at above, there's nothing flashy about the album, no gimmicks, just really solidly built melodies that are tight with various levels weaving in and out. That's it. I'd love to throw some sort of hook at you to make you listen. All I can ask is for you to believe and give these couple of tracks a chance. Or maybe a half dozen chances, until they (hopefully) just click for you, too.
The Ginger Envelope - Failsafe : Edible Orchids
The Ginger Envelope - Encapsulate : Edible Orchids