by Francis Andrews in New Music on Thursday 30 October 2008

We’ve been following the young French singer/songwriter Orouni for some time now. His last album got a big thumbs up on here and the new release, Jump Out The Window, has laid waste to the grumblings of the ‘difficult second album’. There’s a touch of Nick Drake here: some swirling melancholic string work and soft, unobtrusive vocals. Predominantly, however, Orouni belongs to the new school of pop-folk, and nowhere more evident than on the opening track Panic at the Beehive, with its jangling xylophone providing the bedrock for the track and Orouni’s distinctively rich voice carrying the tune well. Listen to the Orouni track, Stomach Attack.