While definitely not fabulous nor original, the work certainly has decent qualities. Departing from a conventional layout – with some passages clearly looking as fragments arranged to compose a mosaic of dissonant cadences –, the virtual elasticity of the harmonies is a common resource constantly inserted over its intuitive latent sequences, agglutinated in the downward periphery of its sensitive sonorous contingencies, worn out by some restrictions. It’s also easy to perceive a concentrated, tough soft melodic structure, and a very cohesive sonorous identity, that is delicately tied together to propitiate a sensible artistic unity to the work. With a musical technique that is gracefully efficient, the dilated harmonies fulfil its colorful dispositions with sincere and profoundly melancholic exasperations, as the melodies walk away throughout the axis of its linear platform exposing the solitary sensibility of its ordinary fugacious splendor.
Definitely, the album is more strictly valuable by the stability of its precise technique, than anything related to its creative elements, that are drastically more limited and predictable, resenting itself to a composite layout of sameness. Nevertheless, ok seas is a listenable album, good, decent, emotional, that will not aggregate too much on your personal musical universe, but has some qualities that extracts in the calmness of its musical atmosphere a discreet level of beauty, that has produced a handful of songs, good enough to please enthusiasts of soft indie rock.
A modest album with good melodies, ok seas – as a band – needs to become more versatile and audacious. They have demonstrated some good qualities on this album, but they have to learn how to expel monotony, and efficiently, to surprise their audience with more pungent and unpredictable tunes. They already proved with this record that they are good doing calmer and flavored sentimental cantilenas, but an entire album of emotional soft songs can be too tedious to hold it out for forty-five minutes. Definitely, they have to aggregate other elements into their music, as they have talent and potential to convert their work into a more dynamic and versatile art.