Aurganic Displays No Sophomore Slump on 'Deviations'

Aurganic Displays No Sophomore Slump on 'Deviations'

Sonically, playing in a duo is tough.  To fill up the space of a four or five piece band with just two people, you need an innate sense of knowing where the other person is playing and know how to fill the space left by the other.  In the case of Aurganic, Leo Pisaq and Michael Kossov have that innate sense when playing with one another.

Aurganic 1

Self-described as "an experimental alternative/electronic project of two multi-instrumentalist producers that turn the sound in their head into a colourful musical palette," one should rightfully go into listening to the band's second album, Deviations, scratching their heads.  But a quick spin of the album removes all the confusion as one's initial skepticism should quickly turn to a relaxed look and a gentle bobbing of your head.

Aurganic 2

With strong shades of The Postal Service, and Incubus running through the veins of each of these songs, Pisaq and Kossov are able to write fantastic lyrics with phenomenal melodies that evoke emotions from every corner of your heart.  On "The Lost and the Found," a strong jazz influence permeates as an upright bass steps into the limelight while featuring carefully placed drumbeats.

Aurganic 3

On the other side of the coin, we get "Southbound," a song that opens with a four measure guitar lick that cycles throughout the opening verses; however, the song breaks down about halfway through its more than seven minute run-time into an Explosions in the Sky-esque breakdown before coming back into the song.  This opus is reminiscent of Minus the Bear's segue from "Diamond Lightning" into "Toska."  However, in this case, "Southbound" keeps going as opposed to splitting in two.

Overall, this is a fantastic album and look for this Toronto based duo to keep up their positive momentum as the continue their ascent through the ranks of the music world.  The album comes out on September 24; however, you can stream it through their Bandcamp page here.

By Brian Weidy
Sep 2, 2013 @ 22:58


Content Stream

  • 2 hours 24 min agoIX Staff1 view
    We recently sat down with Mother Mother to get to know them a bit better through an IXclusive interview. This Canadian vocal harmony indie rock band dropped heir most anticipated album last november, titled Very Good Bad Thing.  We got the chance to figure out 10 things we probably didn't know about them in the first place. Check out the video before anyone else, above.   Check out the time we got a private studio tour: click here Read our IXclusive...
  • 8 hours 10 min agoIX Staff18 views
    Half-Truth is the pop-song-oriented project of a Montreal songwriter/producer/dj who has worked with, produced and remixed countless artists locally and south of the border. We've previously covered his remix for a Brooke Williams track, and today we bring to you the Premiere of his brand new EP. The EP is cleverly titled Hap Felt Thru, which is an anagram of “Half Truth EP”, loosely inspired by Brian Eno and the Talking Heads’ Kings Lead Hat, which was an anagram of Talking...
  • 8 hours 33 min agoIX Staff11 views
    Sinclair is a Nashville alt/pop artist. She recently signed to Paradigm and released her debut EP at the end of 2014. Her EP, Sweet Talk, was produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, etc.) and Nolan Sipe (Kelly Clarkson, The Jonas Brothers, etc.) and has grabbed the attention of major outlets such as Young Hollywood, NYLON, Fuse, Buzznet and more. We got the chance to listen to her debut EP and we just can't get enough.  We are warning you: those hooks and riffs are...
  • Jan 27, 2015 @ 12:07Nick Brutus Grass Younes25 views
    Experimental Hip-Hop/Rap artist WebsterX just got on our radar. His craft represents a legitimate area in the music industry that gets shadowed over by shitty music and artistry. WebsterX hails from Wisconsin, and just recently released his latest music video for his track "doomsday" featuring siren and amazing production by Chants. The captivating intro of the song fits perfectly well with the high aesthetics of the video directed By Cody LaPlant & Damien Klaven. Watch above.  If...
  • Jan 27, 2015 @ 11:53IX Staff60 views
    If this new track is what can be expected on Kaytranada’s long-awaited upcoming LP, it sounds like it will be well worth the wait. After teasing about it for a while, Kaytranada and Vic Mensa finally dropped their collabo track "Drive me Crazy" for everyone to indulge in. The track is the second single from Kaytranada’s forthcoming debut LP released via XL Recordings. Stream it right here:  Kaytranada and Vic Mensa could possibly be a match made in heaven as both of them have proved...
  • Jan 27, 2015 @ 11:40Jessica Abou57 views
    Fashion tends to go all over the place. Trends are revisited, black is the new ivory, Anna Wintour decides crocodile is in and PETA gets offended. For men, the choice has always been pretty straightforward and for some women, the idea of buying a thing or two from the other side of the store suddenly seems more appealing. I’m sure most men are on the fence about the boyfriend jeans (and by on the fence I mean I know you probably loath them almost as much as mom jeans) but as far as the rest...
  • Jan 27, 2015 @ 11:25Stefanie Phillips115 views
    We've all had those days when your period cramps feel like a knife stabbing you in the stomach or the back and you just want to wallow in a tub of ice cream.   We get it. Rihanna gets it.  But do you need to tweet about it? Sure, go ahead if your tweet looks like this... A little Harry Styles period humour can get anyone out of their tub of ice cream.  But the answer will always be no if your tweet looks like this... Or this... Why? Please tell me why? Don't get me wrong,...
  • Jan 27, 2015 @ 11:09IX Staff292 views
    It is always refreshing to discover new talents through the interwebs. Our latest pick is photographer Cary Fagan. He sent us his most recent work for a series titled | "#FFFFFF - #003300" | and a couple of other shots from other projects. This is what he has to say about his work:  The photographs in this series highlight the use of color. Photography for me has always been about color sequence, depending on what colors you chose to mesh together can alter a viewers perception of the...
More articles