Orange and Mountains delve into soothing electronic/classical hybrids on the lush “Le: Compounds”. Reminiscent of early Out Hud, a tremendous power pours forth on these works.
Done with the utmost of care, Orange and Mountains create swirling, soothing fields of sound throughout the whole of the collection. Neon-hued, they draw from a wide array of styles, even incorporating elements of Balearic and shoegaze into a cohesive, colorful world. The dreamy atmospheres work to their strengths, for the prove to have an uncanny ear for melody.
“Porthole” allows for grand gestures to resonate richly. The usage of strings proves to be an excellent choice for the way the whole of the work comes together with electronica for an anchor feels deft.
Influences from Steve Reich appear in the way that Orange and Mountains let a groove grow organically.
An acid jazz influence appears on the tactile “Blue Hour” where drum work has an emotional heft to it. Little bits of glitch flutter into the mix on the spellbinding sweetness of “From Those Lakes, No One Sees” where they let an acid-tinged electro groove center all of it.
With “Fire Alarm” Orange and Mountains lets a tension grow and waft up into the infinite.
Loose, jazz-like rhythms help to tie the whole of “Springs” together. Over the course of the piece “Springs” proves to have a breezy, almost bossa nova tinge to it.
With “Le: Compounds” Orange and Mountains crafts a whole that feels so vibrant, so absolutely full of life
(Beach Sloth- www.beachsloth.com/orange-and-mountains-le-compounds.html)
LE:compounds is the first EP of Orange and Mountains, a production and live project of Edoardo De and Loe.
For both recording and live events we cooperate with musicians coming from different backgrounds and musical experiences.
Composed, played and mixed in Aachen (Germany) by Edoardo De Din and Loe.
Violin in "From Those Lakes, No One Sees" and "Porhole": Barbara Toth. Cello in "Porthole": Elias Moreira. Mastering by Swift Mastering Studios (London, UK). Artwork by Monio.