Doprah - Wasting (2016)
A child of the internet, Doprah was born from an online collaboration between Steven Marr and Indira Force, resulting in the self-titled EP followed by a number of cinematic music videos (including the J-pop inspired YouTube comment hotbed 'Stranger People'), sold out venues across their homeland, dipped their toes in Australian waters and journeyed to the other side of the world to play New York's CMJ Festival.
Wasting sees the now six-piece bands ethereal, trip-pop sound reach a new level of fidelity and cohesion, with credit due to the bands principal producer Steven Marr. Liquid synthesizers and cavernous programmed beats are fused with traditional live instruments to create a trendless sound, uniquely Doprah. Floating among the instrumentation is Indira Force a musician able to transmit emotion like few vocalists can, sometimes forgoing lyrics altogether in the Bj√∂rk/Elizabeth Fraser vein of vocal envelope-pushing.Wasting is a visionary debut - a powerful statement of intent crafted by an unusually talented young band on a tiny island at the bottom of the world.
*Vinyl comes with insert and digital download (download contains two bonus tracks)