Wednesday 18 April 2018

Electric Orange - Misophonia (2016)

The 14th album from this German band.

Electric Orange was a quartet with a lineup of guitar, mandolin, zither, cajon, bongos, congas, phonofiddle, trumpet, synths, farfisa, hammond organ, mellotron, bass, drums, percussion, cymbals and voices.

Electric Orange is one of the best, if not the best, new outer space/spaced out krautrock band in the scene. They sometimes reminds me a lot about Agitation Free, a band I love.

This quartet paints pictures of sound. Sounds that comes from another galaxy.

The sound is surprisingly organic though and rooted in the 1970s. There is a strong presence of Hammond organ and Mellotron here. Here and on their other albums.

This album is very long, seventy-five minutes long, and a huge mouthful of music. Music which sometimes may sound pedestrian ambient. I would disagree with that. The music here is really dynamic, but in a modest manner.

Yes, there are some ambient stuff here. But even those are working well.

This is indeed a good album. Check it out.

3 points

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