New album 52 by Orellana

2018-01-05 01:59:25 UTC

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Orellana is the Cinematic Post-Rock project of Martyn Jackson. 

In 2013 Jackson released his debut album "Home" under his own name, and since then has worked in various other projects from fronting a metal band to composing for TV. After playing only a handful of shows to support the release of "Home", Jackson decided to take a break from writing Post-Rock to focus more on neo-classical composition minimalist piano pieces. This resulted in the release of Bedroom Ghosts, an collection of short piano pieces based around repetition and simplicity melodies.

In late 2016 Jackson decided to combine both Post-Rock and his minimalist piano pieces to create his next full length album "52".

Jackson's experiences over the past few years have lead him to take great interest in the natural world, and so “52” tells the story of The Loneliest Whale in the World, and its search for a family and companionship. It is a soundtrack to an imagined film, and a situation we can all relate to; being alone and calling out for loved ones only to be left unheard.

Track List

  • 1.Waterbirth 05:49
  • 2.Beautiful Youth 05:55
  • 3.Stay 04:37
  • 4.Still Waters Run Deep 05:06
  • 5.I See You ft. Mahesh Raghunandan 06:37
  • 6.Perseverance 09:30
  • 7.Hold 06:42
  • 8.Is That ... You? 07:01

Genre : alternative, ambient, cinematic, instrumental, orchestral, post-rock

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Review for 52 by Orellana

Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.



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