Orkid – Beasts Apart
As a quintet of angry shoegazers inspired by punk, blues, post-rock & progressive guitar music, these Psycho-Killer Whales are on a continuous and neverending quest for improving the means of communication between whales, humans and extraterrestrial life forms.
We define our music as Progressive Post-Traumatic Blues.
And we are:
Vlad Ilicevici – Guitars, Vocals
George Frătica – Bass Guitar
Radu Pop – Drums
Alexandru Donny Andone – Guitar, Jouhikko/Talharpa, Tibetan Bowls, Wind Gong, Didgeridoo, Claves, Rattles, Shaman Drum
Sebastian Burneci – Trumpet, Keyboards
We are very happy to return to Control Club, during the mini-tour promoting our last single, ‘Beasts Apart’.
The nine tracks that are included on our first album – ‘Standing Still in the Dark’, released in October 2016, are based on 30 years of sensations, ideas, emotions, stories and experiments that Vlad gathered since his first musical experiences – childhood violin & guitar lessons, but also very loud music through the headphones of the most precious thing he owned as a kid, a green Aiwa walkman. Orkid is a cinematic music project, due to the fact that Vlad is a film director and screenwriter and Radu (the other founding member of the band)– an animator and visual artist, also responsible for the imagery of the band. They also work together for Animest (www.animest.ro) and its educational platform, the Animation Worksheep.
Our last videos:
Stargaze – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcQrmHkt-T0
Standstill – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdGa4rcV_mk
Our album – Standing Still in the Dark
All our videos – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNmnwzOTC4AqeQtDgbdBlew
Our page – https://www.facebook.com/OrkidBand/