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Plan B Review 'Oppenheimer'

'When bands sound like they're living in the wrong continent, the strange becomes alluring'

I can't help but view Oppenheimer as a band intent on reversing the cultural-trend balance of this planet, out to tell Japanese kids to stop wearing torn denim, and instead forcing us to appreciate how Eastern culture is increasingly influencing us.

Oppenheimer reverberates in clinical, airtight, cartoon-theme fanfares. Manga must be mystical for this Belfast-based duo. "Breakfast In New York" is a lullaby for droids, while "Orchid" and "This Is Not A Test" hum therapeutically with electro-clicks. When bands sound like they're living in the wrong continent, the strange becomes alluring. Oppenheimer propels this idea beautifully.

 

- Jonathan Falcone, Plan B

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