If I had to choose one word to describe this album it would simply be…
Osuwi’s debut album “Killing Time” comes with enough genuine vibe and feels to get even the slackest of slack-jaw mother fuckers out of their seat and and paying attention. And, if you’re not really the EDM type, I’m nearly positive you could still appreciate the massive landscape of emotions that this record leaves for the audience to chew on well after its finished.
Starting things off with an ambitious title track that practically forces you to question the daily grind of your everyday life, I couldn’t help but wonder what other messages were tucked away among the sparse and intentionally placed vocals found throughout the rest of the album. Honestly, I’d probably need to listen to everything in its entirety several more times just to be sure I really had the chance to absorb them all.
And honestly, I’d be happy to!
Osuwi’s use of synths are a little different than what you might find with other EDM artist, but personally I found that to be very refreshing. You can immediately tell that he’s not just trying to slip into the mold of what’s already popular in the electronic music community, but rather cultivate an original sound that will help identify him as a true contender in the genre.
Here’s the big bottom line
This album does way more than just kill time (40 minutes to be exact!), it hits hard in all the places you’d want it to and none of the ones you’d expect. Just do yourself a favor and give it a play through… or don’t, but know that you’re lame and missing a fun opportunity to expand your musical tastes while doing what matters most… Supporting local music!
Now it’s time to listen
Some of my personal favorites off the record were Killing Time, The Waking Hour, and Flat Earth Theory, but truthfully you should just listen to the whole damn thing, because you won’t be disappointed.