:: It’s a banger!
The Ordinary Man is the third solo album from producer L’Orange. Known for his early 20th century inspired style and stripped down jazz influence, L’Orange’s solo work is often very personal and intimate and the new album is no different.
Although mostly instrumental, there are vocal features from underground legends like Del The Funky Homosapien, Blu, Elzhi and Oddisee, as well as up and coming artists like Koreatown Oddity, Chuuwee & Solemn Brigham. These features cement the narrative of the album, tying together a long form story.
Conceptually, the album follows a magician from being an unknown to the biggest star in the world. Performing impossible feats for thousands of people, the magician eventually becomes disillusioned and bitter, blaming the world for not understanding his greatness.
Although dark in tone, the album is reliably playful and absurd, taking a shadowy story and combining it with the most polished production we’ve ever seen from L’Orange. [Press release via Bandcamp]
Title of Album: The Ordinary Man
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Label: Mello Music Group
1. Third Person
2. Blame The Author (feat. Del The Funky Homosapien)
3. The Everyday Illusion
4. Parlor Magic
5. The Difference (feat. Blu & Elzhi)
6. The Love/Hate Relationship Between Rabbits & Magic
8. Stage Magic
9. Things Are Just Props (feat. Koreatown Oddity)
10. Cooler Than Before
11. Plastic Fame (feat. Chuuwee & Solemn Brigham)
12. Anywhere Is Just Everywhere I Haven’t Been Yet
13. The Misery Routine
14. Look Around (feat. Oddisee)
15. When I Vanish
16. Broken Wand Ceremony
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