"Phinery just dropped a doozy with Vessel. Split between Nico Niquo and OBA, Vessel comes between two lengthy tracks by each artist. Side A is Nico Niquo with “Glass Cypher,” a very patient and calculated shimmer of sounds, waving like a distant mirage, but it’s really just right in your face about it. There’s a story withing “Glass Cypher” that’s detectable, and one must venture this bard’s quest alone, as all outcomes will process the sounds differently, and may even end up sleeping on a pile of bath salts. Who knows!? “Glass Cypher” could be the next Ambien… or straight up calming narcotic. Side B is OBA, who’s “Under A Dark Ray,” which are the black spots one sees after getting knocked in the head too hard. Or hit the duster with too much force. “Under A Dark Ray” is part of the Vessel that takes one-to-know-one, really, harboring such distance and longing (within each note) on a peaceful vibe, streaming a pleasantness that flutters and tampers with listeners’ skulls like the cotton they actually put in some candies. OBA perfectly compliments Nico Niquo in Vessel, both in musical ability, production technique, and overall calming effects that window an audible hallucination throughout."
- Tiny Mix Tapes
Side A written and produced by Jordan Obarzanek
Side B written and produced by Nico Callaghan
Art by Samuel Horman