The Roots of Orchis – Crooked Ceilings

11 06 2010

Listened: Tuesday June 8

I was introduced to Roots of Orchis by Woody’s good friend Sean. Crooked Ceilings is not album I was introduced to, it was The Red House in Winter, which I’ll get to later.

I liked Red House so much I tried to find all the Roots of Orchis stuff out there, which actually was quite hard, since they seem to be a band with a small footprint. Since they are a San Francisco band, I figured the SF Amoeba would have their albums, but it really didn’t. I had to order most of them used from Amazon.

It seems ROO is evolving from a more traditional sounding instrumental band (Red House) to a very atmospheric post-rock sound. They’re still keeping some real drums and other more traditional rock instruments in the mix, but are sounding much more electronic now; even the beats they play on the real drums are electronic influenced. Despite my love of Red House, I am enjoying that evolution!

Crooked Ceilings has 2 discs – one regular album and one remix album. Listening to them back to back on iTunes makes for one long, pleasant groove.



One response

1 12 2010
Do Make Say Think – Other Truths « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] soundscapes and jams just keep washing over me and propelling me on to the next thing. If you enjoy Roots of Orchis or Modest Mouse, you should check DMST […]

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