What’s cool is the way the styles of Jeff Burke and Yusuke Okada blend in Lost Balloons. I’ve been listening to the Marked Men–who are cool, but their songs tend to run together a bit much–and all of Burke’s songs there are really frenetic and strummy and fast. I gather Okada’s songs with his band are a little slower and mid-tempo and kind of spacey dreamy.
So there are some Lost Balloons tunes like this one that have tons of Burke’s frenetic energy…
But even there, the song lets itself take a breather on the chorus and bridge. Which is nice.
And this song is full-on Okada, I think:
Both cool. But man, when they key off one another and blend themselves, you get beyond cool to pure magic: