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Album Review: “Odyssey” by HOME

Yuhki Schoenbach, Reporter

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When I first encountered this album, I didn’t know what to expect. What I got was a very relaxing yet moving album. The synths just blend so well, it’s like candy to my ears. So here I am, showcasing this album on this small news site.

Randy Goffe (a.k.a HOME, the creator of the album) started out in 2013 as a fairly small electronic music producer on Soundcloud and started gaining popularity around 2014. He then struck gold when he released ‘Odyssey’ a 48 minute long compilation of his earlier tracks, with a few new original ones mixed in aswell.

Best Tracks:

Resonance – This track is so good. It starts off with a pulsing synth (well every track on this album is made of synths), which intensifies as it makes way for the verse. The verse comes in and blends together with the pulsing synth. The drums then kick in 45 seconds into the song, lightening the mood of the song. This loops for another minute, where the melody changes into a light-hearted bouncy tune. The drums kick in again, making it very difficult not to bob your head to the beat. The song is just so enjoyable to listen to, it’s hard not to smile when listening to it. I highly recommend listening to this song on a plane or train ride.

Odyssey – Sharing the same name as the album this song is quite moving with the way the song progresses. It starts off with a violin playing until the drums suddenly kick in soon followed by a bass synth. The melody playing is bouncy in contrast to the smooth violin played in the intro. Without warning another melody composed with a dirty synth starts playing. Although the song has no words, the melodies put together makes the song sound like it’s telling… well an Odyssey. Eventually the song comes to a halt and pulsing synths play slowly note by note, until finally, the last note echoes out into silence.

All in all this album is excellent and is great to listen to if you’re looking to relax or when doing homework. Its mix of 80s synths, resonating bass, and pulsing drums work well together resulting in relaxing yet moving tracks.

You can get the album here: https://midwestcollective.bandcamp.com/album/odyssey

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One Response to “Album Review: “Odyssey” by HOME”

  1. arturo on December 6th, 2017 10:19 am

    Hi Yuhki!
    I’m very curious as to what the photo is for the ablum cover and was wondering if you were able to find the original photo.
    If you can find it some how it’d be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

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