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HERD OF INSTINCT

.O.rang

Post Rock/Math rock


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4.32 | 12 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Orang (10:08)
2. Little Brother (9:28)
3. Mind On Pleasure (6:14)
4. All Change (2:57)
5. Anaon, The Oasis (8:59)
6. Loaded Values (8:17)
7. Nahoojek ~ Fogou (8:43)

Total Time 54:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Lee Harris / organ, flute, harmonium, bass, drums, percussion, didgeridoo, vocals, programming, production & mixing
- Paul Webb / organ, synth, guitar, bass, harmonium, melodica, recorder, zurna, percussion, vocals

With:
- Beth Gibbons / vocals (1)
- Colette Meury / vocals (2,5-7)
- Noreen Deen / vocals (3)
- Phil Ramacon / backing vocals (1,4)
- Daniel Harris / poem reciting (3)
- Gena Dolganov / guitar (1)
- Graham Sutton / guitar (1-3)
- Graeme Jones / guitar & percussion & talkbox (2,4,7f)
- Matt Johnson / guitar & organ (5,6)
- Emily Burridge / cello (2)
- Anthony Thistlewaite / mandolin & saxophone (2,3)
- Mark Feltham / harmonica (2,6)
- Matt Lipsey / flute (5)
- Paul Shearsmith / marimba & trumpet (5,7f)
- Simon Edwards / bass (5,7)
- Martin Ditcham / percussion (2,3,7)

Releases information

Artwork: Martin "Cally" Callomon @ Antar (art direction) with various artists

LP Echo ‎- ECHLP2 (1994, UK)
LP Sleuth Records ‎- SLLP2004 (2013, UK)

CD Echo - ECHCD2 (1994, UK)

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.O.RANG Herd Of Instinct ratings distribution


4.32
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(58%)
58%
Good, but non-essential (17%)
17%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)
8%

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Review by Lewian
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars Herd of Instinct is a stunning, stunning album. It is pulsating and rich, like an unstoppable stream at some places, but very vulnerable and delicate at others. It is not really instrumental, but has an instrumental feel to it in that the voices are mainly used as instruments and building blocks of the overall atmosphere. Given that this is Harris and Webb from Talk Talk, some similarities are not surprising. The production and sound again focuses on bringing out the lively, natural, "breathing" character of the instruments and voices. Harris's drums are straight and direct (although heavy added percussion makes the rhythm much more complex at times) and again many guest musicians contribute to the overall picture, filling it up to the rim with diverse sounds, some calm, some noisy, some funny.

The songs are never driven by conventional melodies. Usually the rhythm takes the command, supported by some melodic riffs and phrases, in many cases with some strong dynamic leading from a rather "tentative" beginning to a veritable storm that takes everything with it; then there are also some more avant-gardish sound experiments that work very well in my view. Influences of Can's rhythmic improvisations and Holger Czukay's sound creations are obvious. If you like this kind of rhythmic, atmospheric stream, this is for you, and in this "genre" it's exceptionally rich and dynamic.

Review by Mellotron Storm
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars 4.5 stars. Man this was love at first listen. A project by the bassist and drummer for TALK TALK where they sort of continue that unique Post-Rock sound only they go in a different direction to more of a World Music vibe. Who knew how talented TAK TALK really was back in their more poppy days? I mean these two guys play a multitude of instruments and both sing. They play ethnic instruments too helping with that World Music sound. We get a host of guests adding many more sounds and flavours including a female vocalist who is awesome! Also Graham Sutton from BARK PSYCHOSIS adds guitar on the first three tracks. To sum up the sound we get a lot of atmosphere, and a ton of percussion beats along with male and female vocal expressions, melodies and words.

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