Take a Sunday drive on the highways of Orion Sun, a collective of emotional sunrays and unprecedented bedroom pop that lives on the underbelly’s of SoundCloud. Somewhere far from the 808’s that attack and punish, A Collection of Fleeting Moments and Daydreams is instead a much more approachable, less heavyset on the ears with arms wide open.
The listener takes these moments on caution, wondering when the ferocity will strike as Orion Sun does renditions of Kanye West’s “Monster”. But it never hits, instead, there is this overwhelming warmth from the tracks. A collection of soft, gentle, and vinyl influenced tunes; A Collection of Fleeting Moments and Daydreams is simply lovely when it comes to the production and overall sound of the project. Opening track “Orion” is silent with the lead-in, taking a good 15-seconds before the drop of a needle is heard. It sparks some intrigue behind the environment around Orion Sun.
A freeform approach to music, Orion Sun continues to impress with these acoustic guitar stems and subtly through the performance. Never is there a moment of up-beats, making it the perfect album for relaxation and leisure. A Collection of Fleeting Moments and Daydreams feels without pressure, almost as if the tracks themselves float far above the clouds. As the feet dangle over the edge in a carefree fashion, Orion Sun continues to move through the crowd as a silent shadow of effortless motion. Without missing a step, “Antidote” rides single-handedly into frame.
The flight is simple with a boom-bap beat of percussive perfection, everything here on A Collection of Fleeting Moments and Daydreams feels natural and simple. Not so much on the arrangements, but more on the emotions that can move the body and create two-steps where there was once silence. Orion Sun is a natural remedy that worries less about the display and more about the overall sound. The record is human, it has these little intricacies that make it unique and something manageable on a grand scale.
The balance that Orion Sun handles between creating something that displays confidence and approachability is breathtaking. The transitions are filled with energy, but never becoming too overbearing. A Collection of Fleeting Moments and Daydreams holds very little faults, broadcasting a sense of creation over systematics. While continuing to impress through each step in the process, Orion Sun stays sun-kissed without ever raising the temperature.