Flora is somewhat of an appropriate name for Rob Ross of London, Ont. His electronic music is very pretty and made me think of nature and goodness while listening to it.
The majority of Flora, Ross’ third EP, is without vocals, save for a bit of vocals in “Menorah” and full vocals in “Never Be Back.” This isn’t a problem though- Ross has found a way to make all of his electronics sound interesting.
Rather than have numerous beeps and glitches, Ross uses very warm tones that create a sound I don’t hear very much. Often I was reminded of the kind of music Radiohead might have used in their song “Kid A.”
The tracks vary in length, with the opener “Elbows and Eyebrows” reaching almost seven minutes. Normally a song like that might make me impatient, but the song builds in such a natural way that seven minutes seems almost too short.
There isn’t too much more I can say here- you can actually listen to Flora’s latest EP on his Bandcamp page- take a listen and see what you think.
Top Tracks: “Elbows and Eyebrows”; “Eagles”
Rating: Proud Hoot (Really Good)