None of the Clocks Work

Amir Obè

Sometimes less is more. There’s something appealing about the brisk, simple pleasures of None of The Clocks Work. It’s reminiscent of Steve Lacy’s tape earlier this year, Steve Lacy’s Demo, both possess an approachable and focused sound set to an EP length. A degree of breeziness is found in the way Obè mixes his tropical-bouncy beats with catchy hooks like, “Let it be bad tonight / I’ll clean it up in the morning.” The themes are a hazy combination of romance, ambitions and life lessons, all told with an intimate closeness and sensible simplicity. After More Life’s beefy 22-track bonanza that spanned various genres and multiple continents, it’s nice to unwind on something smaller in scale, larger in heart.