||Magic Land of Radio CD (2002) |
Obi music CDs Obi & Real Elements return with their eight track sophomore release MAGIC LAND OF RIO featuring production by Brian Paulson.
Though some critics have suggested that Obi might be the next coming of the Go-Betweens, the band's debut album suggests they're more in line to become the next Czars. That's more than an acceptable fate for any band, though as of Obi's debut, the Czars have yet to take off and earn the acclaim they're due. While it's difficult to guess where The Magic Land of Radio will take Obi, it's quite easy to see where the band takes its listeners. Songwriter Damian Katkhuda favors the same kind of somber, country-tinged folk-pop that John Grant virtually patented on Before...But Longer and from which Mark Kozelek has made an entire career. There's a touch of the Go-Betweens subtle, charming pop, but Obi shows very little sign of that band's quirkiness, and they refuse to rock out except in very small, controlled passages. Bright, airy acoustic guitars rule the day. The clean and bold "Somewhere Nicer" merges a lap steel guitar and rolling melodies, recalling the country twang of early Yo La Tengo while referencing Nick Drake's Bryter Layter. "What's in a Name" is the other standout. It's a dark, rich mix of acoustic guitars and complex melodies, suggesting a more subtle Doves or Travis. Damin Katkhuda has a compelling, distinctive vocal delivery. His voice suggests a combination of Kozelek's croon and Bobby Gillespie's dreaminess. If The Magic Land of Radio took a few more chances, it would distinguish itself a bit more from the many contemporary new acoustic albums that have come from the U.K. While subtlety can be an art form, Obi might have played their cards ...
||Dice Man Lopez CD (2004) |
Obi discography Details TBA. Sum. 2004. Track Listing of songs: Fairground; Creatures; Incredible Jack; Movers and Shakers; Chewing My Soul; Tale of Old Rodriguez; Sleep Well My Dear Friend; Little Things; Time Alone Will Tell; Sweetest Silver; To Some Folk; Plague on This House;
||Diceman Lopez CD (2004) |
Obi songs Recording information: Chapel Studios.
Photographer: Joe Dilworth.
Personnel: Damian Katkhuda (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards, sampler); Tom Worsley (guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, keyboards, xylophone); Dom Hazlehurst (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Ben Kempton (drums, loops).
Audio Mixer: Hugh Jones.
||Creatures (2008) |
Obi CD discography Track Listing of songs: Creatures;
||Somewhere Nicer (2002) |
Obi albums Track Listing of songs: Somewhere Nicer; In the End; Cherish Me Now;
||To Some Folf (2008) |
Obi music CDs Track Listing of songs: To Some Folk; Sweethead;
||All Kinds Of Trouble CD (2005) |
Obi CD discography Recording information: C&J Studio, Copehagen; Deekay Studios, Cph., Denmark; Innocent Room, Stanley House Studios, London, England; Murlyn Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Stanley house Studios, London, England; Strong House Studios, London, England.
Photographer: Daniel Levitt.
Personnel: Mats Berntoft (guitar, programming); Martin Larsson (keyboards, percussion); Copenhaniacs, Joe Belmaati (keyboards, programming); Michael Hansen, Lars Jensen (percussion); Obi (programming, background vocals); Josh (programming); Christina Undhjem, Alistair Tennant (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: ...
||Viejo CD (1999) |
Obi albums Recorded at F & F Recording Studios, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
Personnel: Nabee Abdulrahman (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric sitar); Angel Torres (baritone saxophone); Tommy Villarini, Guillermo Calderón (trumpet).
Audio Mixer: Francisco Hurtado de Mendoza.
Recording information: F&F Recording Studios, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
Arrangers: Ito Serrano; Vivanativa.
Personnel: Nabeel Abulrahman (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, electric sitar); Javier Hiriam (vocals, guitar); Ricardo Bartolomei (soprano, alto & ...
Popular or famous Obi music songs: Creatures, To Some Folk, Somewhere Nicer, Tale of Old Rodriguez, Chewing My Soul, Sweetest Silver. More music songs Little Things, Time Alone Will Tell, Incredible Jack, Fairground, Plague On This House, Movers and Shakers, To Be Around You. More music songs All That Stars, All The Stars, Home on the range, Chewing At My Soul, This Life, After Thought, Sleep Well My Dear Friend. See All Songs
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