ODESZA, ‘Corners of the Earth’ | Track Review
Electronic duo ODESZA drop an ambient, glorious single with “Corners of the Earth,” featuring RY X, one of five singles from sophomore LP, A Moment Apart.
Who is ODESZA? Technically, it’s Catacombkid and BeachesBeaches. More specifically, ODESZA is an electronic production duo based in Seattle, Washington. On September 8, the duo drops its second studio album, A Moment Apart. In advance of the project, they released five promo singles, including “Corners of the Earth,” featuring RY X. “Corners of the Earth” serves as the closing track on A Moment Apart.
“Corners of the Earth” features absolutely stunning, gorgeous production work. This is showcased from the jump, giving off an ambient sound. Once the vocals by RY X enter, the ambience grows even more pronounced, as does the enigma. Vocals and music mesh exceptionally well, creating quite the captivating artwork. Initially, the listener gets the sense of the thoughtfulness and careful conception of this particular song.
There’s very few rubs with “Corners of the Earth.” The biggest is arguably length. This record exceeds the five-minute mark and the pacing is quite slow. While there are plenty of radiant moments and ample ear candy, there’s never a hard-hitting climax. Even with such cons considered, they are small and nitpicky in the grand scheme of things.
All in all, “Corners of the Earth” gives ODESZA another well-rounded standout from A Moment Apart. RY X delivers a solid vocal performance, helping to establish the ambient, mysterious vibe. ODESZA obviously don’t too badly for themselves either, with top-notch production work and a knack for choosing awesome sounds. “Line of Sight,” the single previously reviewed gets the edge as there’s more oomph and more motion, but “Corners of the Earth” is excellent in its own right.