A rich and rightfully confident vocal is surrounded by acoustic melodies, to the accompaniment of trotting percussion, giving the songs both a depth of texturing as well as momentum that was most recently captured in the seven track LP Signal Hill (available on bandcamp).
Whilst my selection from the release is the southern-blues infused second song Boy – it should not be taken as typical of the LP as the almost half-an hour album is a mix of material that includes influences of RnB, soul fusion and folk-ballad.
The Russian ambient-electro-dance trio OQJAV will be playing their final performance on the 21st in Ekaterinburg at The Press House.
As part of their farewell journey a live shot video of Пацан (Boy) recorded in Moscow.
It is always a sadness to discover bands fading in to the distance though as with many their imprint lays long after their footsteps were laid and I thank OQJAV for doing what they did and look forward to remaining in contact with Вадик Королев (Vadik Korolev), Екатерина Павлова (Elizabeth Pavlova) and Даниил Шайхинуров (Daniel Shaikhinurov) in their new directions of travel.