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Depths of Hell by Pink Oranges 47

Both eerie and poppy, Pink Oranges 47 is cool, outlawish indie rock. An anonymous project without biographical photo or name credits, all we know about Pink Oranges 47 is the sounds are produced in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Throughout the record, sparse daubs of guitar yield to boom-baps, samples shifted and warped, purring and oscillating drones. The vocals, sometimes hushed, are commanding and burly. Gregorian-esque oh's harmonize in the background. There's a refrain about "the snake man lookin' down on Satan" and grinning faces watching you at night. Opener "Low" stands out, kinda Western sounding, trudging along, really catchy.

Depths of Hell is experimental but avoids being abrasive or alienating. The abstract textures are inviting, almost soothing, like a radiator's plinks at night. Distortion frosts the instruments and vocals. Pace changes often, creating a sense of the unexpected, but the mood stays the same: dark, foreboding, and surreal. Released March 18th, 2019. Listen below.

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