Fizzy Orange by The Orange Kyte
Vancouver based psych outfit 'The Orange Kyte' have unleashed the final track on their mammoth sonic expedition to release one track per month for 2016! It's been an explosive sonic thrill ride for the band this year with every single monthly instalment swirling in and out of varying degrees of deliciously addictive psychedelic exploration. 'The Orange Kyte' are made up of Steve Moonboots & a revolving door of likeminded musicians. Piloting the good ship Orange Kyte on it's final voyage of 2016 are Stevie Moonboots - guitars/vocals, Mat Durie - organ/piano, Dave Mulvaney - drums/percussion, Robin Schroffel - bass & Jonah Kya Goksøyr - Trombone. The single is available to buy/download right now from theorangekyte.bandcamp.com
'Fizzy Orange' shimmies blissfully on a fuzzy instrumental wave thats filled with subtle brass indentations courtesy of Jonah Kya Goksøyr on trombone, luscious swirling organ lines, growling guitars, hypnotic drum patterns, cascading bass progressions and the ever present addictive vocalisations of Stevie Moonboots. 'Fizzy Orange' breaks down wonderfully around the two and a half minute mark, transforming itself into a creeping psychedelic beast, constantly changing it's sonic form until eventually exploding into a finale that is filled with beautiful frequential noise. A brilliant ending to a great year of releases.
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Just Like Leningrad by The Orange Kyte
Vancouver based psych outfit 'The Orange Kyte' have unleashed the penultimate track on their mammoth sonic expedition to release one track per month for 2016! This latest track is called 'Just Like Leningrad' and as per it's 11 predecessors it packs a serious melodious punch! 'The Orange Kyte' are made up of Steve Moonboots & a revolving door of likeminded musicians. Piloting the good ship Orange Kyte on this voyage are Stevie Moonboots - Guitars/Vocals, Mat Durie - Organ, Dave Mulvaney - Drums/Percussion, Robin Schroffel - Bass, Additional guitar by Kyle McQueen of Strange Things, Trumpet by Caton Diab & Trombone by Jonah Kya Goksøyr. 'Just Like Leningrad' is available to buy/download right now from: theorangekyte.bandcamp.com
'Just Like Leningrad' swirls in a circulian spiral of melodious frequencies where the droning organ holds court and those infectious vocals ride a tempestuous percussive assault. The refreshing addition of a brass section adds blistering depth as guitars & throbbing bass lines undulate thus weaving a seriously heady sonic brew.
Octopus Shoes by The Orange Kyte
Our good friends 'The Orange Kyte' have unleashed what we think is their most grooviest track to date in the guise of 'Octopus Shoes'. This latest track is their 10th of 12 singles that continues on their rather interesting sonic manifesto of releasing one single-a-month for 2016 and it definitely doesn't disappoint. Collaborating this time with Matty Reed on sax alongside the now-consistent live unit of Moonboots (Guitar and Vox), Dave Mulvaney (Drums), Mat Durie (Organ and Guitar) and Robin Schroffel (Bass, Vocals), 'Octopus Shoes' is available to buy/download right now from: theorangekyte.bandcamp.com
'Octopus Shoes' catches you from its opening organ hook and sweeps you up with it as the track pulses a progressive wave of driving percussion, throbbing bass frequencies and swirling guitars out into the atmosphere. The introduction of (the now recognisable) vocalisations of Stevie Moonboots are brilliantly highlighted by the stunning tones of Robin Schroffel on backing duties! But its the impressive saxophone lines and those hypnotically repetitious hand claps that add an instant hit of northern soul into the psychedelic mix, that are sure to have you hooked upon hearing them.
Elasticity by The Orange Kyte
Continuing on with their impressive musical manifesto of releasing one new track per month in varying sonic shapes & sizes are Canadian based psychedelic explorers 'The Orange Kyte' with their latest triumphant single 'Elasticity'. The band are made up of 'Vancouver based but Dublin born', Stevie Moonboots & a revolving door of likeminded musicians with players on this latest track listed as: guitars, bass and vocals by Stevie Moonboots, drums by Dave Mulvaney & organ and synth by Mat Durie.
'Elasticity' growls into the ether on a magical instrumental drone before exploding into a cacophony of golden frequencies, swirling in close proximity to that impressive vocal performance courtesy of Stevie Moonboots. The track soars through its chorus progressions with ease, pulsing out 60's sounding psychedelic vibes as it meanders into that stunning break filled with tambourine shakes, snaking lead licks and glorious synth swells.
'Elasticity' is available to buy/download right now from theorangekyte.bandcamp.com
ARTIST: The Intelligence Service
RELEASE: Maladies EP
RELEASE DATE: 02/01/16
RECORD COMPANY: Wiener Records
Hailing from Vancouver, Canada ‘The Intelligence Service’ collectively creates stunning psych induced garage rock, peppered with droning guitars & melodic organ swells that are tinged with subtle shoegazing flourishes. The band are made up of Alex. P - Vocals & Guitars, Heather Campbell - Vocals, Organ & Analog Synth, Sam Daoust - Bass & Backing Vocals & Dror Zur - Drums and their latest four track EP entitled ‘Maladies’ is getting the cassette treatment via independent label ‘Weiner Records (A Burger Records Subsidiary)’.
Maladies EP by The Intelligence Service
The EP opens up with the monolithic ‘Distraction (Here Comes Dror)’ & with a running time of fourteen minutes plus its recommended that you strap yourselves in and make yourselves comfortable. This track is insatiable! Opening with a swirling droning synth that reverberates on its own sonic axis before being joined by shuffling percussion, melodic organ swells, throbbing bass lines & a warm fuzzy guitar progression. It builds & builds into a cacophony of stunning noise that swirls around some impressive spoken word as it meanders through musical peaks and troughs increasing in intensity around it’s raging sonic maelstrom. An absolutely stunning fourteen minutes of sublime sonic sounds. Up next, ‘Driving To My Sun’ does exactly as it says on the tin! Hypnotic organ swells compliment the driving guitars and that steadying drum pattern as duel vocal lines help lift the chorus changes out of a monotonous vocal trench that had been ploughed during the verses. Another solid track from as band who are starting to grow on me.
Track three is explosive! ‘School Me’ pulses on it’s foundation of throbbing melodic bass frequencies, addictive drum hits and driving fuzzed up repetitive guitars. The duel boy/girl vocal attack adds impressive atmosphere. The closing track ‘Can’t Believe’ leans more into garage rock territory than the previous three tracks whilst keeping a tentative finger firmly within a psych rock mould by subtly layering melodic organ swells underneath that pounding instrumentation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Del Chaney has spent the last four years not only fronting popular experimental Irish Electronic duo Analogue Wave but also dedicating his time to uncovering the best artists in the unsigned or small independent label based shoegaze, ethereal dream pop, post punk, post rock & modern psych rock from all over the globe & reviewing them for this blog - The Primal Music Blog. He is also a contributing writer for The Sound Of Confusion. His other arm - Primal Radio - has gained considerable respect from bands and promoters alike since its conception in 2013 & has hepled him in actively promoting a genre of music that he is passionate about. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is a keen Vinyl Collector, Tattoo Fan & all round good guy! He is a self confessed music freak & is never far away from a studio console or a turntable.
Vancouver based experimental psych aficionado's 'The Orange Kyte' have returned with their eight single and possibly their most laid back release so far entitled 'Imaginary Conversation #27'. This new single see's the band continuing on with their sonic manifesto of releasing one new track per month in varying shapes & sizes whilst always staying through to all things fuzz! The band are made up of 'Vancouver based but Dublin born', Steve Moonboots & a revolving door of likeminded musicians. Piloting the good ship Orange Kyte on this voyage is Stevie Moonboots - guitars/bass/hammond organ & vocals and he's accompanied this time by Ross Fahy -percussion/synth & rhythm ace programmed by Chris van der Laan. The single is available to buy/download right now from: theorangekyte.bandcamp.com
Imaginary Conversation #27 by The Orange Kyte
'Imaginary Conversation #27' features spoken word readings of Vernon Howard's 1967 'The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power' intertwined with swirling hammond drones, sparse percussive hits, tremulous guitar progressions and swathes of joyous reverberation.
Vancouver based experimental psych aficionado's 'The Orange Kyte' have returned with their sixth single and possibly their best release so far entitled 'International Caveman'. This single see's the band continuing on with their sonic manifesto of releasing one new track per month in varying shapes & sizes! The band are made up of 'Vancouver based but Dublin born', Steve Moonboots & a revolving door of likeminded musicians. For this release the experimental band of psychonauts are: Guitar and vocals by Stevie Moonboots, Drums by Dave Mulvaney, Organ by Mat Durie (Summering), Bass by Robin Schroffel (Fashionism, Strange Things) & Tamborine/additional guitar by Felix Fung. This latest single is available to buy/download right now from: theorangekyte.bandcamp.com
International Caveman by The Orange Kyte
The opening bars of 'International Caveman' swim in a murky psych induced sea as we're treated to atmospheric thrills held fast within shady reverberating frequencies and a dark repetitive guitar line. The track builds as it works through its sonic gears, manoeuvring through layers of additional instrumentation before tambourines shake, baselines undulate and those cyclonic organ progressions add intense weight and help to bring soaring hypnotic psychedelic vibes to the entire track! The vocals are immense and cut through the hazy soundscape in its entirety, bringing a serine clarity to proceedings.
Lets not be fooled here - this is a stunning return from a band who continuously amaze!
by Primal Music Blog