Fifth album from legendary Scottish five piece The Orchids. The album is a varied collection of songs more in line with their second album “Unholy Soul” than with the 2007 release “Good To Be A Stranger”. Watch out for the Orchids pop sound you know so well on “Les Spectacles de la Foire” and “Song For A Friend” and try to control your feet when you hear tracks such as “The Way That She Moves”. Meanwhile the cinematic epic guitar sound of “Doot Doot” and beautiful harmonies in the understated “Back To Your House” may surprise some who expect everything to remain the same in the world of The Orchids – which of course it never does! You can also savour one of the best tracks on the album, the breathtaking and atmospheric “Girl To The Soldier” featuring the Cairn String Quartet (who have also worked with fellow Glaswegians Camera Obscura and Attic Lights). The album has been recorded and produced by the band’s bass player Ronnie Borland in Busby, Eaglesham and Manchester with final mixing by long time collaborator Ian Carmichael. As with their previous three albums, this one also features the beautiful vocals of Pauline Hynds.The Lost Star mixes classic indie pop and electronica to create a varied, atmospheric and breathtakingly beautiful career best album.
Tracklist: Dominic De Guzman / Doot Doot (till it happens to you) / God Of Special Things / The OK Song / Come Lay Down On My Bed / She’s My Girl / Jane Loves Johnny / Song For A Friend / Scare Young People / The Way That You Move / The Girl And The Soldier / Les Spectacles de la Foire / Doot (it happened) / Back To Your House
Pebble Records PEBBLE002