Pete Ardron and Samantha Ray of Orchid-Star release their first collaborative album outside the band. Interuterion bridges some of the gaps between new age simplicity, psychedelic trippiness and classical poise in a tranquil but hauntingly beautiful way. Using only the voice as a sound source they have created two beautiful, ethereal, meditative, ambient-electronic soundscapes.
The Track Serenity is like being underwater in summer’s lake in a breeze, an essentially static environment but with ripples of movement, warm and enveloping shallows and cooler depths. Reverie, its 2012 companion piece, uses a very similar sound palette but is much more of a changing, explorative, and at times emotional journey on a river to Serenity’s lake. Using recordings from sessions for both Orchid-Star and Sam and Pete‘s opera-fusion project (out in 2013) Reverie focuses more on Sam‘s voice as both a richly varied solo instrument and a phenomenal sound-source to manipulate.