Dorvin Borman – “Pressure Valve”


“Pressure Valve” is a hypnotic rocker from Dorvin Borman, enjoyably integrating sounds of synth-tinged dream-pop and psychedelia. A hazy synth and bouncy bass line are joined by lush vocals, immersing quickly. Approaching the two-minute mark, synths take a slight reprieve in favor of energetic guitar pulses and vibrant vocals, assuming a more psych-rock feeling instead of the preceding murkiness. The change of pace maintains a consuming captivation, seamlessly shifting back into the synth-laden atmosphere thereafter. “Pressure Valve” is another success from Dorvin Borman, impressing in the past with the track “Wrath.”

Dorvin Borman describes the track further below:

“In “Pressure Valve”, the narrator imagines an ideal life in which he can achieve balance and contentment by the simple twist of a pressure valve, one which seals off all of the chaotic mental exhaust which keep him from leading a normal, satisfied life. Simply achieving normalcy–this would be bliss.”

“Pressure Valve” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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