Boomkat Product Review:
Onra makes good on the promise of the 'Long Distance' 12" with a full LP of greazily impressionistic electro-soul. If that taster 12" was for the club, this album is for the ride to the club, whatever happens inside and the slow-roll home, packed out with 20 tracks of romantic boogie and pressurised slo-jamz. Adding to the funkmospherics we've got sexy vocals from Oliverdaysoul, Reggie B, and Slum Village's T3, all sounding crisply authentic and colourful. The album opens with previous All City single, the badass 'My Comet', before swamping us in buttered bass slides, fizzing neon synths and very well-studied boogie soul scientifics. What sets this aside from many others jamming in this field is an intensely scrutinised attention to detail, creating crystalline early 80s environments with a slight psychedelic element, like hearing Geoerge Benson or Cameo reflected from a pair of heat warped speakers on Miami beach. Fans of the Lone album or Hudson Mohawke's 'Butter' will love this - Highly Recommended!