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    Posted: January 05 2010 at 12:58
I've been checking out a band called Red Orchid recently.



You can find their album here. It should mainly appeal to fans of Heavy Prog/Neo/Nu.


Red Orchid is a progressive rock band from Northern Virginia/Wash D.C area founded by songwriter, guitarist and singer San Sidhu. He is joined by dynamic and versatile Tom Dupree on Drums, Rick Stu on Piano and long time friend Steven X on Bass. The band draws its inspiration from classic and modern prog rock bands such as Pink Floyd, Camel, Rush, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, amongst others.

Red Orchid released their debut "Sky is falling" in December '09. Album was initially released as full length LP but later reissued as a 6 track EP (plus 2 bonus tracks ) due to the musical direction band was inclined towards and to emphasis on a stronger progressive edge in its compositions. The 45 minute musical journey engages audience by offering catchy riffs, melodic song structures and meaningful lyrics. Compositions often emcompass progressive writing with accessible song arrangements.

Red Orchid continues to explore new musical territories and further embelish its sound by integrating elements of Indian classical music such as Sitar, Tabla and Bansuri into its compositions, as can be heard in "Far from home" and "Silence Within".


I hear bits of Rush and PT in there and track 5, Far From Home, has a nice eclectic, exotic feel with its sitar and tabla.

Give 'em a listen will ya? Wink




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2010 at 16:51
Since they are our neighbours, I'll gladly give them a listen. The use of Indian instruments sounds particularly interesting. Who knows, we might even get to catch them live. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2010 at 22:15
HeavyProg will try to check them, though that site doesn't want to give me the free downloads
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2010 at 04:09
I'll sort that out asap.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2010 at 10:10
Hi Tony -  Thanks for the recommendation here... !!
 
If anyone wants to give the album a listen, please PM me and ill send you a download code. I am under no illusions who we are and I would rather share than not over anything else. Just don't hesitate :)
 
I also have limited copies sent for printing, in case someone prefers a hard copy (like myself :).
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2010 at 10:17
Downloaded and listening to it.. Very nice stuff. As mentioned, a definate influence of Rush, PT and everything in between...Best 4 bucks spent..lol.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2010 at 10:55
Hate to do this but....
 
bump Unhappy
 
Could the team take a listen when get a chance. Appreciate it..
 
Album is available on Amazon, iTunes, etc.. Here is the linky to Amazon - http://amzn.com/B00319KVGU
 
 
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Edited by redorchid - January 27 2010 at 13:25
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2010 at 17:34
hi r.o. --  HeavyProg did listen to your material and after much consideration decided not to add the band.  There is a chance you could be evaluated by another team [possibly Crossover or Eclectic]


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2010 at 09:49

Sure, Thanks for taking time to check it out.

By any chance would another team listen to it? From my understanding, the music belongs to the broader prog category unless I have lost any musical sense that I have over the years :). Now I am not all that familiar with the sub-genre classifications as folks are here, so I may not be the best person to make that suggestion.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2010 at 11:22
I have downloaded the album, but work and private matters have inhibited me from checking it out yet. Will do so shortly, and take the band into eval in one of the teams I'm associated with if I find it suitable for any of them :-)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2010 at 11:29
I'd suggest it for Crossover (maybe Neo would consider it too as that category's parameters have changed somewhat, I believe).  I don't think it's well-suited to Eclectic (the mainstream-sounding aspect puts it in the Crossover-side of the old Art Rock sub, I believe).


Edited by Logan - January 28 2010 at 12:39
"Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts, but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision" (Thomas Sowell).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2010 at 14:17
...and now added to Crossover :-)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 30 2010 at 14:21
there is another orchid worth checking out, see my signature.
 
 
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