Written by Fense
The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, or TFTO, is a spacey group with catchy vocal phrases, oft male/female dual harmonic vocals, and great instrumental breakdowns. In some ways, it reminds me of A Certain Feeling by Bodies Of Waterâ€”another phenom from 2008â€”but without sheer emotive darkness.
Sure thereâ€™s emotion here, but itâ€™s much more upbeatâ€¦ thereâ€™s more indie pop here. But God! …Just listen to opening track â€œDonâ€™t Be Fooledâ€ off their self-released Escapements EP! Still, they’re not all like this; “In A Dream” is, though.
The video for â€œIn A Dreamâ€ is again takes advantage of old footageâ€”I seem to be stumbling upon lots of these lately. Due to the aged video, the storyline is a bit vague, but thatâ€™s to be expected in music videos so itâ€™s not too surprising.
â€œIn A Dreamâ€ may begin with that mysterious sound, but it soon opens up into an indie pop gem. That tends to be the trend with TFTO, and itâ€™s a refreshing take on indie pop, an often stagnant and homogenous subgenre.
The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra: In A Dream [mp3]
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