Orchid-Star have been playing together since 2005. Our last attempt to describe what we do was psychedelic world fusion
and tribal funk. We haven't gigged for a while but will be back out this year to celebrate the release of our third album 'Merge' which has taken 5 years to complete. We will be releasing it digitally in the spring regardless but would love to see it on CD too, like its predecessors, but CD sales nowadays are an unreliable thing so before we go for it we want to know we can pre-fund at least most of it.
So we're here!
If you like what we do we have a range of incentives to encourage you to be a part of this - from simply getting the album cheaper than even a download, through some extra goodies including the previous albums Faster and Birth (with additional remixes from Youth, Tripswitch, Kuba & Subsonar), to getting a named thank you on the artwork right up to leaving your mark on musical history(!) with a specially dedicated remix of your favourite Orchid-Star track.
We couldn't really list/think of every possible combination of goodies to offer so we've done some as add-ons so you can combine them but if you have a suggestion/offer to make (a private gig could even be possible!) just message us and if we can do it we'll add it on the page as another reward!
There are some short extracts on the video above and you can check out some longer samples of all the tracks here: soundcloud.com/pete-ardron/orchid-star-merge-album-taster-mix
NB. So we can keep the amount for the rewards as cheap as they are, regardless of where you are in the world, we will ask you to pay something towards postage on some of them - but only what it's going to cost us (or less if you go for multiple goodies!) and we will probably be having a free London launch party so you can also come and pick it up there in person
"Orchid-Star, helmed by the enigmatic Pete Ardron, create a unique experience through their world trance electronica fusion of influences.Combined with Pete's perfectionist production criteria it is a sound to behold, fearless in its vision and sublime epic ambition yet fragile and very delicate in the details. Behold! and give thanks such rare flowers such as these still exist in these difficult times."
"I find the music of Pete Ardron, particularly his Orchid-Star project, really hits the spot for me - it's a beautifully attractive blend of delightfully trippy electronic grooviness, crafted with loads of sure-footed musicality - harmonically stunning. Highly recommended."
Martin Russell (Afro Celt Sound System)
"I have the pleasure of seeing many, many bands live over the years all over the globe, but there really is no other live band like Orchid-Star. They are simply exquisite with the perfect blend of electronic and world music with simply stunning vocals. No matter how many times I see them perform it still makes the hair on my neck rise!!!!"
Bruce Elliott-Smith (Grammy award winning writer)