Ocean leaves is Timothy Poltras a multi talented Canadian Singer Songwriter. His latest release “Always is the time to make everything” is a impressive 22 minute – six song EP that blends a variety of different genres including indie pop, and folk. There are a lot of organic instruments present such as piano, guitar, bass, cello, ukulele and many others. The result of his hard-work is a carefully constructed and dynamic debut EP that moves from languid and pretty to grinding and gritty, but is held together by Timothy's sonorous baritone.
Opening track “The Ocean” is a darkly plodding tale of being overseas from your love. The cello, double bass, and piano create a dramatic opening that's sure to draw the listener in and sway them gently before setting off on a bit of a musical excursion. One of the best tracks entitled “lazy” which contains a rich variety of instruments and especially infectious string section catches your attention from the get go. The song is just a joy to listen to. The overdubbed vocals work well when he says, “and how many lazy days” followed by “will you waste away”. The last track contains a steady drumbeat with soft “ooohh and aahhss” until it unexpectedly explodes. Overall, this album was quite a delight to listen to. Quite a variety of organic instruments the listener can indulge in.
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