“Ambivalence” it the name of Amber Oak’s new and superb release. And as the name of the release entails, this is an ambivalent journey through polarized zones of both pureness and filth. It all begins in the ruins of a former glory, a southern Texas man on a Harley-Davidson, wishing for nothing more than a place to rest his bones. Nest stop, a dirty hotel room where love hasn’t sat her foot for ages, a castle where lust forever will reign. Lastly a romanticized picture of haze and shoegaxe, the 90s we wish we had experienced. The stories told sprawl in different directions, but they all share on thing in common: true ambivalence.
A part from all this poetry, the five track release also, of course, includes a lot of brilliant pop tunes.