14 Oct 2010
Just in time for our pensions to kick in 
The Orch's debut album of "spoken word and electronica" Small Times is due to come out on Manchester label Skinny Dog Records on 6 December and a Manchester gig is promised to coincide - full details to follow.

If taster track Without a Trace is anything to go by it will have been well worth the long wait since the Factory Sample Too.

More info plus video clips and other stuff at myspace.com/thisistheorch



Anonymous Kelvin said...

Sounding as good as ever.
Nudge them for a CD release.

15/10/2010, 00:03


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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

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