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Steve Orchard – Macabre

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‘Macabre’ finds Steve Orchard in something of a slightly darker mood, conjuring stormy skies and mysterious shadows. However, the music is never dark or threatening.

Indeed, despite its overtones (and undertones) the music remains firmly in the realm of the melodic we’ve come to expect from Steve Orchard. While not the uplifting ‘sunny days’ style of some of his earlier works, Macabre is instantly captivating with a strong sense of depth and identity.

There is nice variation here on Macabre, some interesting rhythms, melodies and atmospheric interludes with titles that perfectly reflect this more ‘earthy’ of subjects, no cosmic ramblings here. Indeed, the whole album exudes a feel and mood the perfectly encapsulates the subject matter while retaining a compelling melodic feel that never ventures into dark territory. While it may seem a contradiction to say about someone’s whose music is always so ‘musical’. Macabre is a much deeper, more complex musical excursion than previous outings.

Steve retains the knack of being able to conjure up moods, whether it be his ambient excursions, his new age albums or something subtly a little deeper and darker. ‘Macabre’ perfectly reflects a mood of the macabre, of halloween, without ever venturing into cliche. The title track in particular, with the evocative video by GB PhotoArts, showcases the  excellent music on offer here. Recommended!

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2 reviews for Steve Orchard – Macabre

  1. Gerry

    Why is an album based around themes of the macabre deemed suitable on a New Age website??

  2. Joseph Baneth Allen (verified owner)

    Just finished listening to “Macabre” by Steve Orchard, released by AD Music.
    As frequent readers of my reviews here on Facebook, Goodreads, and other social media know, I always believe in full disclosure, especially when I have a connection to the book, CD, DVD, or what ever medium I am reviewing at a given moment.
    Although we have never met in person, or even spoken to each other over the phone, Steve Orchard and I have been friends for years now. Perhaps one day we will finally get the opportunity to meet in person. You’ could probably say that our friend began in letters – even though it began through email correspondence.
    Now, I also have to reveal that my undergraduate degree is actually in Gothic Literature – a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina. – so when I learned that Steve was working on a Gothic-themed CD, I became very excited.
    While Gothic themes have been previously explored in New Age Music – Martin Walker, Llewellyn (James Henry), and Stephen Rhodes, just to name a few – it’s generally forgotten that the Gothic tradition embraces all aspects of the supernatural, the good and bad, or the divine and the eerie, if you prefer. An encounter with a fairy, ghost, angel or other supernatural being is a macabre encounter because it takes place outside of the ordinary and natural human realm, even if it’s a positive one. In traditional Gothic literature, the tragedy is initiated by a human bent on his own selfish desires and they turn to supernatural forces in an attempt to obtain their goal.
    So naturally, I was curious to listen to the Gothic themes would be exploring in his latest CD. Steve never disappoints with his music and “Macabre” is a great musical journey into the ghostly realms of mystery, sorrow, and the unknown.
    My favorite tracks are: “Ghost Train,” “Dark Angel,” “Stay Close To The Candle’ “Wiccan Trinkets,” “Haunted Piano,” and “Ghost Train.”

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