Ohbijou ( http://www.ohbijou.com )Metal Meets
Last Gang ( http://www.lastgangrecords.com/ @LastGangEnt )
Metal Meets, the third album from Toronto orchestral-pop six-piece Ohbijou, offers up a curious collection of gems that shine darkly. Fluid and atmospheric, Metal Meets glistens with swaying melodies, enchanting instrumentals and experimental tendencies that tell of worldly influences.
Navigating lush landscapes, quiet corners and shifting terrain, lead singer Casey Mecija takes listeners on an opulent and pensive journey. Like the most precious of metals, Mecija’s voice is effortlessly smooth and delicate—a rarity to be treasured.
At times dreamy, at times dark, Metal Meets achieves staying power through its malleability. From the soft sentiments of “Niagara” (“We packed our bags for Niagara Falls/To feel the water rushing”) to the haunting disposition of “Sligo” (“Left you in Sligo/Hanging in a tree/Swaying with dead bodies/And rusted rosaries”), Metal Meets shines through its deepest core.
Read the !earshot interview with Casey Mecija of Ohbijou.
By Hilary Marchildon
Oct 13, 2011