“Dallas' music has always captured my ear and moved me in ways that no other music does. It’s fun, but intense, harmonically fascinating yet not over the top. Music should make you think and feel and his collection 'In Tatters' does both very well.”
— Dave Preston (guitarist for Jake Shimabukuro / Dearling / Matt Morris)
“Dallas David Ochoa's newest EP 'In Tatters' is a lush soundscape of electronic ear candy, sweetened by Dallas' crystalline vocals and rhythmic guitar.”
— Lauren Kershner (writer for Willamette Week)
“Dallas bends the singer/songwriter genre with his aggressive guitar playing, catchy hooks, quirky outlook, and surprises around every corner... a truly unique and visionary talent.”
A Review of "In Tatters" by Sociologist Randy Blazak
David Dallas Ochoa’s new EP, In Tatters, comes out of left field. The five tracks contain so many layers of intrigue, you can listen to it on multiple levels. Classic Miles Davis albums give you something similar. Sometime you focus on the trumpet, other listens you reserve for the piano or just the melody. Ochoa’s work fits a similar profile. At first, there is a struggle to figure out what box this music fits into, but then, once you let go, there are all kind of tasty bits and pieces to focus on; the acoustic rhythms, the socially adroit lyrics, the right angle vocals, the unexpected instrumentation. Fortunately it all adds up into something cohesive and powerful.
There are elements that are reminiscent of Kate Bush records or some of the more arty New Wave bands of the early 1980s, so it’s striking that all these sounds are coming from just Ochoa. For a 5-song EP, there’s a good range of tracks, including the romantic duet, “A Tiny Spell.” More would be welcomed. Portland is deep with talent and self-produced music but In Tatters is something truly unique. It really challenges the listener to unpack the music itself, but there’s so much there that it’s easily worth the effort. This is an artist with a long lifeline.
- Prof. Randy Blazak
released April 2, 2018
All songs written by Dallas David Ochoa
Dallas David Ochoa: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keys & synths, drum programming / editing - all tracks
Phephi: vocals - "A Tiny Spell"
CJ Hawley: guitar - "A Tiny Spell"
Doug Marrapodi: drums - all tracks
recorded and engineered by Dallas David Ochoa
drums recorded by John Christoffersen
Phephi's and CJ's tracks recorded at their home studios
produced, mixed, and mastered by "The Lord Of All Frequencies" Cass Anawaty / Sunbreak Music
Indie rock and progressive funk-pop coalesce in the sounds of Dallas David Ochoa.
Dallas' music is
currently featured on 99.1 FM - Portland Radio Project, 90.1 FM - Freeform Portland, Radio Hot Tub, and a variety of internet and college stations across the globe. Dallas' unique music shines in any musical formation - solo, duo, or with a full band....more