Gorus – “Bartleby”


Exuding a haunting dreamy, hypnotic rock sound, “Bartleby” is a new track from Gorus, the Los Angeles-based project of Ethan Tyrer. Previously playing under the name Anima until 2022, Tyrer continues his eclectic reach with Gorus, spanning from psychedelic rock to jazz and electronic. A twangy, contemplative initial pull develops with tactful, melodic appeal, with “Bartleby” evolving grippingly thereafter.

Beckoning, wordless vocal emotion emerges past the two-minute mark, complemented by intermittent rises of guitar-laden intensity. This sections wholly captivates, especially upon the heavy wave of clanging acoustics and electric textural engrossment. The grandiose, anthemic feeling here gives way to a quainter final minute, fading into a mellow, hypnotic glow with satiating qualities.

Check out the track’s music video:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ 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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