Posts Tagged ‘orchestra’

July 24, 2017

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I have a concert buddy who happens to be incredibly tall. Like super, duper tall. So whenever I encounter The Tallest Man On Earth’s folk, I can’t help but to also think of him. Though Swedish singer songwriter Kristian Mattson hasn’t announced new music or a new album, he has released an EP in conjunction with NYC orchestral ensemble yMusic. It includes this beautiful rendering of their folk song Revelation Blues. The addition of yMusic’s rich symphonics gives the poignant aria a new moving lushness. Stream the song via Soundcloud below. You can also stream The Tallest Man on Earth with yMusic in full on Soundcloud, here. Purchase from iTunes, here.

June 27, 2016
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Orygin releases another electronic orchestra track of goodness. My mind’s been on Games of Thrones since Season 6′s finale last night and this song makes me think of Bran’s journey and the three eyed raven. It paints the picture of the weirdwood tree on top of the Three Eyed Raven cave blowing in the breeze at dawn. Once again the orchestra brings you to that medieval time in another fantasy world. Let Orygin take you on that journey.

June 5, 2016
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Here’s a melodic future trap song ‘Floral Therapy’ by Bay Area’s own Orygin. His electronic orchestra sound is truly floral therapy. The lush and textured soundscapes is the musical version of aroma but for the ears. The blooming sounds grab a hold of you but in a soothing gesture. 

Orygin recently had his first show at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Can’t wait for him to do more shows!

August 12, 2015

Having been very fond of British songstress Laurel’s dark electronic pop music this past year, I was ecstatic when she returned with a new original last month, named Blue Blood. Sure enough, the song is a majestic masterpiece of overwhelmingly bewitching darkness. Not only that, but it’s a regal aria recorded with a 24 piece orchestra, resulting in a ridiculously beautiful affair of elegant strings paired with Laurel’s stunningly detailed vocal artistry. Her singing and the song’s potent power remind me of a blend of Lana Del Rey, Florence Welch, CocoRosie, and Aurora. We’re revisiting Blue Blood today, because the singer songwriter and producer has unveiled her music video for the amazing song. Blue Blood is available on iTunes.

July 9, 2015
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London’s Laurel recently delivered exquisite guest vocals on Shadowchild and Ben Pearce’s incredible electronic song Nothing Ever Hurts, but it’s been awhile since she’s spellbound her with one of her dark originals. That drought ends today with a jaw dropping stunner of a pop song named Blue Blood, which was recorded with a 24 piece orchestra and mixed with the help of Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini). It’s impossible for me to not gravitate towards this level of cinematic and enchanting electro pop pomp and circumstance. Laurel said she wrote the song a couple of years ago in West London. That rough demo has taken a life of its own in this stringy, regal recording. The beautiful song takes us on a fairy tale journey of epic love and heartache. Blue Blood is available now on iTunes.

August 27, 2014
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I’m much delighted to have been introduced to Einar Stray Orchestra, today, because I have a huge soft spot for nook and cranny filling, soaring, lush orchestral folk pop music. The collective was once a five piece, releasing a debut album under name of lead musician Einar Stray, but they’ve since grown their numbers and plan to release a new album, Politiks, under the elongated name. Politricks will be out October 6 on Sinnbus. Stream the gorgeous, sonorous title track above, and watch the video for it below. For another beautiful, cinematic, stringy taste of Einar Stray Orchestra’s music, also check out the video for Caressed, below Politricks, from their 2012 EP For The Country. I’d love to catch these guys live. I find orchestral collectives to be overwhelmingly moving.

August 27, 2014
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I’m much delighted to have been introduced to Einar Stray Orchestra, today, because I have a huge soft spot for nook and cranny filling, soaring, lush orchestral folk pop music. The collective was once a five piece, releasing a debut album under name of lead musician Einar Stray, but they’ve since grown their numbers and plan to release a new album, Politiks, under the elongated name. Politricks will be out October 6 on Sinnbus. Stream the gorgeous, sonorous title track above, and watch the video for it below. For another beautiful, cinematic, stringy taste of Einar Stray Orchestra’s music, also check out the video for Caressed, below Politricks, from their 2012 EP For The Country. I’d love to catch these guys live. I find orchestral collectives to be overwhelmingly moving.

July 10, 2014

Sometimes band Glass Ghost, a duo made up of musicians who tend to be very busy in other projects, ie. Dirty Projectors and Here We Go Magic, has come back together to release a new album on September 16 on Western Vinyl. Triangle is LYFE’s lead single, premiered on Stereogum, and what a meandering, lush work of beautiful art it is. It’s one of those genre mashing numbers that are hard to describe in words. At times, it’s Bon Iver like with rich brass, at other times, Sufjan Stevens like with folktronica elements and florrid strings. 

July 10, 2014

Sometimes band Glass Ghost, a duo made up of musicians who tend to be very busy in other projects, ie. Dirty Projectors and Here We Go Magic, has come back together to release a new album on September 16 on Western Vinyl. Triangle is LYFE’s lead single, premiered on Stereogum, and what a meandering, lush work of beautiful art it is. It’s one of those genre mashing numbers that are hard to describe in words. At times, it’s Bon Iver like with rich brass, at other times, Sufjan Stevens like with folktronica elements and florrid strings. 

OFFICIAL VID: Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful

May 10, 2013

The beautiful, sappy, orchestral ballad that Lana Del Rey contributed to The Great Gatsby soundtrack has a dreamy glammy new video today. Young and Beautiful is likely my favorite track off what I’ve heard of the soundtrack so far. I actually have the soundtrack sitting in front of me in shrink wrap, but I’m not going to listen to it until I watch the film, which I’m doing ASAP this weekend! Sure, the reviews have been mediocre, but I’m still gonna enjoy it. Baz Lurhmann, great actors, Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, Jazz Age style, and great music produced by Jay-Z? Gimme gimme! K, time to hit the repeat button on this track.