Many thanks to Fran, aka Forest Robots, for including Orca, Attack! on the most recent episode of Camp Radio’s Traversing Topographies (#45 on the global experiment chart!). Catch the recap on Mixcloud or below.
The title track is an instant attention grabber as it begins with indie-folk vibes that quickly take an electronic with soaring pads and tight percussion that blend in perfectly. The next track “World Map” takes us in an even stranger direction as warm electric bass lines mix it up with more airy percussion and springy synth lines.
Great day for You Won’t Remember This reviews. First up, Vital Weekly writes, “‘You Won’t Remember This’ is a breezy Avant-folk tune with a slightly hoarse voice, starting mellow with acoustic guitars but fully opening up when the drum machines and electronics kick in… ‘World Map’, on the other side, is a bit more abstract in terms of ‘pop’ or ‘folk’, with a significant role for the drum machine, and all the other sounds around appear in a dub form, coming and going. But the melodic aspect of this song isn’t forgotten and gives this song a great flavour as well.”
Then the Cassingle series gets a shoutout in this month’s Spool’s Out column in The Quietus (!!!!). “From a tentative acoustic opening, the duo of Elizabeth Joan Kelly and David Rodriguez ascend to a glorious Tropicália meets shoegaze epic. It’s ridiculous in its ambition, cramming an album’s worth of ideas into two minutes and thirty seconds.”
It was a big weekend for Orca, Attack!’s new cassingle out on superpolar Taïps.
First up, Avant Music News named You Won’t Remember This a “pick of the week”!
Then, Bill Barnett headed off a new episode of Permutations on WVUD with Side B from the cassingle, “World Map.” The archive is on Mixcloud or below:
The folks from Front & Follow played “You Won’t Remember This” on Reform Radio’s Gated Canal Community Radio show amongst the normal crisp talk; also available om Mixcloud or below.
The Letter UK was listening to Orca, Attack! on April 2.
The first review of Orca, Attack’s! new (cas)single, You Won’t Remember This, is out and it’s lovely.
“‘You Won’t Remember This’ sounds like it should belong on a Dirty Projectors or Fleet Foxes album, all languid acoustic guitars, yearning vocals from Rodriguez and haunting, elegiac harmonies from Kelly. Around the halfway mark the track suddenly pivots into a cloud of exultant wordless vocals, a jubilant beat and sounds that seem to soar gracefully skyward. On the flip, the instrumental ‘World Map’ is all low-slung bass, wonky melodies and unfathomable rhythms. Eclecticism rules.”
Now available for pre-order, release on #BandcampFriday 1 April, 09:30 CEST:
Orca, Attack! (myself & David Rodriguez)
‘You Won’t Remember This’ (b/w ‘World Map’)
Limited edition of 20 + digital.
Airing today: a Cassingle/TELEPHONE/YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE-themed episode of Electrojunkyard, my bi-monthly show on Camp Radio in France. Homespun mixes of underground electronic music from the past, present, and maybe even the future. Airs at 7pm CET / 12pm CST. Listen at Camp Radio.
Episode 7 tracklist:
Phirnis – Culinary Delights – Culinary Delights [Cassingle #15]
Emerging Industries Of Wuppertal – The Future Is Under Control – The Future Is Under Control [Cassingle #17]
Cinchel – tuning in to the calls for help – a long awakening [Cassingle #18]
Zigra – Enif – Enif [Cassingle #19]
Mojca Kamnik – Mojca Kamnik – Ball of Wax Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE
Miranda Driessen – Eva – Ball of Wax Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE
ZVAN – Telephone encounters – Ball of Wax Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE
Mohamed Assani – (untitled) – Ball of Wax Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE
Elizabeth Joan Kelly – Nest – Ball of Wax Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE
Leanna Keith – Sealed, airtight – Ball of Wax Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE
Sylvain Souklaye – less is less – Ball of Wax Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE
Ni Shan – Spreading Memory – Ball of Wax Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE
Field Lines Cartographer – Consume and Prosper – YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE
Moray Newlands – We Live In The Sky Now – YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE
Nicholas Langley – The New Day, The Gated Canal – YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE
Hattie Cooke – Groundhog Day – YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE
Polypores – Calm, But There’s Insects – YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE
Elizabeth Joan Kelly – The Insufferable Shame Of The Pine Nut Bulk Bin – YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE