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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Bedroom Ghosts by Martyn Jackson

2017-04-17 06:04:06 UTC

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Martyn Jackson is a Neo-Classical/Post-Rock composer and musician from Portishead (Bristol). His previous releases include the 2013 release of "Home", and the score for the 2016 BBC short film "Leonard's Neighbours".

Following up from his last release, "Still", Martyn Jackson has continued with his minimalist approach to composition. The EP "Bedroom Ghosts" comprises of 6 neo-classical compositions, written and recorded over a period of 2 months with minimal production. For fans of Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, and Ludovico Einaudi. 

Track List

  • Please - 03:43 
  • Be - 04:57 
  • Fleeting Signs Of Life - 04:29 
  • Vacant - 04:18 
  • As Yet Nothing Is Final - 03:37 
  • Bedroom Ghosts - 03:52


Genre : alternative, composer, minimalism, modern, composition, neo-classical, orchestral, piano, solo, instrumental, post-rock

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New track Still (Post Rock) by Martyn Jackson

2017-03-16 22:58:34 UTC

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Martyn Jackson is a Neo-Classical/Post-Rock composer and musician from Portishead (Bristol). His previous releases include the 2013 release of "Home", and the score for the 2016 BBC short film "Leonard's Neighbours".

"Still" is an example of this minimal approach. This track was composed especially for Bandcamp supporting the ACLU on Friday the 3rd of February.

 


Genre : alternative, ambient, minimalism, neo-classical, orchestral, piano, rock, instrumental, post-rock

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New track - Hewing Crowns by Her Harbour

2016-11-23 07:09:19 UTC

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“Hewing Crowns” is the first single from Her Harbour's  sophomore release, and is the oldest song on the album. She chose it as the opening track and first release as I felt it introduced the space from which I started writing Go Gently Into the Night and that it could serve as a preface to the demons I attempted to quell in making the album.

Out on February 3, 2017 with E-Tron Records, 'Go Gently Into the Night' is about cycles. Her Harbour wrote the songs at a time where death felt omnipresent. This album has been her attempt at making peace with death as a character of growing importance in my life.

Edited by Mike Dubue, the video is made up of found footage from the 1966 short film “Silent Snow, Secret Snow” by Conrad Aiken. I wrote and produced the album in Ottawa and recorded with Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Studio.


Genre : folk, baroque, pop, dreamfolk, indie, low-fi, orchestral

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New single - Hewing Crowns by herharbour

2016-11-12 07:54:00 UTC

Harbour

“Hewing Crowns” is the first single from herharbour's  sophomore release, and is the oldest song on the album. She chose it as the opening track and first release as she felt it introduced the space from which she started writing Go Gently Into the Night and that it could serve as a preface to the demons she attempted to quell in making the album.

Out on February 3, 2017 with E-Tron Records, 'Go Gently Into the Night' is about cycles. Herharbour wrote the songs at a time where death felt omnipresent. This album has been her attempt at making peace with death as a character of growing importance in her life.

Edited by Mike Dubue, the video is made up of found footage from the 1966 short film “Silent Snow, Secret Snow” by Conrad Aiken.  She wrote and produced the album in Ottawa and recorded with Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Studio.


Genre : folk, indie, low-fi, orchestral, pop

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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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