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Ocean Noise / Press

“ Victoria’s Ocean Noise makes sophisticated indie pop and features alternating lead vocals by a male and female one, who also harmonize wonderfully with each other. Ocean Noise can play with surging intensity, as it proves on the synthesizer-driven opening track, “Ever Restless”, and the guitar-churned “Always Be Enough”. But when the band slows things down, the songs are just as effective. “Trace”, for example, unfolds over a softly rolling acoustic guitar, and “No Sound” builds with unexpected rhythmic shifts and subtly jazzy chord changes. This is music that takes itself seriously and demands that you, the listener, do the same. Lost Horizon offers plenty of rewards.”

“ Victoria’s Ocean Noise makes sophisticated indie pop and features alternating lead vocals by a male and a female who harmonize wonderfully with each other. Ocean Noise can play with surging intensity, as it proves on the synthesizer-driven opening track, “Ever Restless”, and the guitar-churned “Always Be Enough”. But when the band slows things down, the songs are just as effective. “Trace”, for example, unfolds over a softly rolling acoustic guitar, and “No Sound” builds with unexpected rhythmic shifts and subtly jazzy chord changes. “No Sound” also brings the melodrama like nobody’s business. This is music that takes itself seriously and demands that you, the listener, do the same. If you’re prepared to weather 13 tracks of ceaseless earnestness, Lost Horizon offers plenty of rewards. The band smartly ends the proceedings with the searing title cut, whose yearning refrain of “Ear to the ground and drowning in the sound, it’s deafening” feels like the”