David Wrench. If the white-haired production wizard is involved it’s probably going to be something quite special.
‘Moon’ is a simple vocal and bass guitar grounded track decorated with atonal but beautiful samples including chimes before diving into a driving dance beat you’d expect to find in a late 90’s underground club in Berlin. Having said that the delicate vocal line juxtaposes it expertly to stop you looking for that number in your phonebook under, ‘Mr E’ that you saved at 3am after some dodgy fellow approached you in a club smoking area.
The album consists of beautifully designed compositions. Folk songs become great melancholy groovers such as ‘Wave’ encouraged by a fascinating array of sounds. To sit down in a dark room with a quality set of headphones and just absorb this music is a real treat.
Want a reason to like Orton a little bit more….? A tree is planted in Mexico every time a certain number of units are produced.
‘Kidsticks’ out 27th May.
CC’s Favourite Track: Corduroy Legs