Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra’s Sonic Origami Class
Jordan Ireland’s Purple Orchestra assemble to officially launch their early 2017 self-titled release. Featuring members of Joseph Liddy and The Skeleton Horse, Soda Eaves, The Middle East, Hot Palms, Party Dozen, Meat World, Blue Divers, The Good Boys and more. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Alice Coltrane, John Fahey, and Brian Wilson, Nimbin drum circles, sonic origami, and a seance of seahorse… ‘With Purple Orchestra’ is a collection of 9 hazy sonic landscapes in a loose framework of ambient chamber pop. Guitars, dulcimers, bells, piano, synthesizers, and flutes trail each other like exotic birds in a madhouse while Jordan tries to out poker face himself in a game of hide and seek. Playing pieces from the record as well as songs new and old, Jordan Ireland’s Purple Orchestra come to 107 to continue their sonic exploration.
Joined by some very special guests.
A QUOTE WITHIN A QUOTE (WITHIN A QUOTE)
“I was in a sort of ecstasy, absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty… I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations… Everything spoke so vividly to my soul. Ah, if I could only forget. I had palpitations of the heart.”
“So wrote French novelist Stendhal, describing the symptoms of what has come to be known as Stendhal Syndrome, a condition in which the sufferer becomes dizzy and disorientated when exposed to great beauty or art. I experienced it once, in the grip of an illicit love affair, stumbling out of a Parisian bar, woozy with champagne, my gaze torn between her eyes and the winter evening lights of the Champs-Elysees; and as I listen to Jordan Ireland’s album for the third time this morning, I think I’m experiencing it again.”
- Tim Russell (www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk)