Posted January 24, 2019 by Mike Mineo in Experimental

The Theory For Our Revenge – “OBORO”

“OBORO” is the debut single from The Theory For Our Revenge, a duo from Japan. I enjoy the unsettling, whisper-y feel of the vocals combining with a nocturnal key-laden melody with mounting pit-pattering percussion. It’s certainly an intriguing, captivating sound. Per the duo: “The Japanese word, OBORO means that it seems to be obscure and unclear in Japan.” It’s an apt titles, since there’s a sense of mysteriousness and murkiness apparent in the track’s soundscape, which produces a hypnotic and memorable result.

PHOTO: Kenya Ishikawa

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].