From France to Montreal, and from cello to chillhop, the electronic vibes of Ouri’s Frame of a Fauna is sure to fan a fan in anyone looking for smooth concentration.
Ouri’s background as a student of classical composition is in full display as Frame of a Fauna plays out within the boundaries of lofi hip-hop and traditional psychedelica. While soft vocals are peppered throughout the album, it is the hypnotic beats on instrumental tracks that stand out as focus points. Tracks like “Chains,” “Shape of It,” and “Ossature” use sparse, rhythmic vocal tracks to bring the listener into the broad musical strokes that keep the mind from wandering from whatever task is at hand. For anyone looking for a staple of their late-night study session, Frame of a Fauna is a great place to start!
Will Ouri and her masterclass in lofi bring home Polaris glory? Tune in on September 19 to CBC Gem, CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris at 8:00 p.m. ET. to learn the winner live from Toronto’s Carlu. General admission tickets to the gala are on sale right now via Ticketmaster.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.