Boomkat Product Review:
'O-Re-Gon' captures the sounds of one rainy day with Felicia Atkinson at Adam Selzer's Type Foundry studio in Portland during the summer of 2010. She'd recently returned from a coast-to-coast trip and was recovering from a Lyme disease when Selzer introduced her to a menagerie of instruments she'd never played before: a fender rhodes, a marimba, and a harmonium. Together with her better acquainted golden electric guitar and a piano, she improvised these two long, mesmerizing and repetitive tracks. They both feel drowsy and road weary in a hypnagogic manner, the first revolving limply struck harmonium and ghostly vocal utterances (actually the lyrics from a poem by Victor Hugo) around a lone guitar shimmer, gradually descending into chilly, desolate and exhausted loops. The second is is like the fever dream after the collapse, all woozy drones and hushed French vocals with metallic glimmers of marimba leading into a dense spectral drift of rhodes and harmonium as a sort of elegy for David Lynch's 'Laura Palmer'. Quietly troubled and eerie stuff.