Orphans is the Australian project that involves Dan O’Connor (trumpet), Dom Barrett (guitar) and Behn Greene (drums). The consequence of following is the debut release that will be out on August 25 via Tone List. “Excusing yourself from the séance” is the first excerpt. Listen below.
Weaved together from a day of improvised takes, ‘the consequence of following’ exhibits the trio’s first foray into the studio. Much like the live approach of the group, each take started with a singular concept, followed through to its conclusion. The more potent sections were then edited together as abstract scenes in a multi-part narrative of self-examination and change. Across the seven tracks, orphans move seamlessly from sparse, atonal soundscapes to lucid, melodic threads. The patient development throughout, often at odds with the frenetic content of the individual threads, creates moments of contemplation, urgency and resolve. Although presented as individual tracks, ‘the consequence of following’ is best experienced in one sitting.