Orba Squara. The Trouble with Flying. Res Freq RES1010, 2009. (on CD)
Gentle and bouncy acoustic pop music. A lot of the songs are excellent, a sort of happy and sad simultaneously that I quite like. Others are not so great, but nothing’s too bad – stuff that you can tell won’t hold up to repeated listenings but is nice enough to listen to for now. He (the “band” has one member) has an emo-type voice, but even though that would normally turn me off of the album instantly, it doesn’t bother me here; there’s a reasonable amount of musicality behind the performances, and no whining.