Much has happened since the mixtape 'Nostalgia, Ultra', where r'n'b-crooner took cones with a charming immediacy. 'Channel Orange' lives is not high on a riveting firsthand, but requires time and empathy of the listener.
The popped surface is virtually shaved off, and Ocean moves here today, profits profitable and diversified into a mixture of psychedelic funk, atmospheric surfaces and progressive r'n'b. The sparse instrumentation amplifier just the intensity and the compact storytelling, where Ocean as an auteur and elegant in its own way creates small abstract process that always manages to be relaterbare.
Although security rays clearly album through and Ocean sounds so much like he rests in himself, his music and his attitudes. Whatever it is about insufficient love, religion or lost souls, you get the impression of a man who is certain in life.
Giving the album time, all numbers a tower high, captivating levels. From the brave 'Lost' above the awe-inspiring epic 'Pyramids' to the vocal power performance of' Thinkin Bout You "and the sentimental and hard moving afslutningsduo consisting of 'Pink Matter' and 'Forrest Gump'.
He is still young but already shows a musical span, an artistic attitude and outlook on life that is deeply admirable. It may sound like a lot, but the world would be a better place if all heard Frank Ocean.