Bitte Orca On paper, none of the elements that went into this Brooklyn collective's latest album, Bitte Orca , seem likely to complement one another. Melismatic R&B… Bitte Orca On paper, none of the elements that went into this Brooklyn collective's latest album, Bitte Orca , seem likely to complement one another. Melismatic R&B… 2009-06-09 Dirty Projectors Indie Rock
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Bitte Orca (2009)

Dirty Projectors | A BITTE OF INDIE: Brooklyn-based Dirty Projectors
A BITTE OF INDIE: Brooklyn-based Dirty Projectors
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 09, 2009; Lead Performance: Dirty Projectors; Genre: Indie Rock

On paper, none of the elements that went into this Brooklyn collective's latest album, Bitte Orca, seem likely to complement one another. Melismatic R&B vocals layered over herky-jerky art-rock guitars? Hushed chamber-folk meditations that build to jarringly noisy crescendos? Somehow the band makes it work, though, pulling all those disparate sounds together in a unified style that's all the more glorious for its strangeness. Lead single ''Stillness Is the Move,'' in particular, deserves a permanent place in the barbecue playlists of those who like their summertime jams 
a little — well, a lot — weird. A–

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Originally posted Jun 02, 2009 Published in issue #1051 Jun 12, 2009 Order article reprints