Sound Off: Josh Reichmann Oracle Band leaves listeners craving more

Ryan Wood

This will be quick. Check out two new discs that just landed on my desk and sit at opposite ends of the music spectrum.

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Josh Reichmann Oracle Band: "Crazy Power" (Paper Bag Records)

Reichmann, the former singer/guitarist for Canadian rockers Tangiers, has created an album that will grow on you, without becoming tiresome and mundane. "Crazy Power" is a mixed bag of quirky alt-rock (certainly not on an Animal Collective level). At times, you want to stop listening, yet the music is so intricately layered with specks of jazz (“Spirits Don’t Leave” and “Time Chimes”), funk psychedelia (“Brothers II”), and world music (“Aztec Hive”), you crave for more.