Introducing: The Broken Orchestra

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The Broken Orchestra, a UK-based production duo, started creating music in 2010. They make soulful, chilled – yet experimental music with layers and textures of instrumentation and sounds.

They have worked with world renowned vocalists Inyang Bassey, Shawn Lee and Natalie Gardiner. Their first full length album, ‘Shibui‘ (2012) was released in Japan through P-Vine Records, and in 2014 they followed this up with a new single featuring female emcee Lady Paradox, entitled, ‘Digital Age‘. This single was very well received, and was given airplay on BBC Radio 6.

Now the duo are back, with ‘Shallow Humour’ ( featuring Jack Conman). Set for release on 15 December, the haunting track has been receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. Exploring the production duo’s simplistic approach, ‘Shallow Humour’ nonetheless maintains a musical core that has evolved in line with their previous work.

‘Light’, in a change from the instrumentals that usually grace the B sides of The Broken Orchestra’s work, features Jack Conman’s poetic lyrics and evocative voice: it’s a simply beautiful accompaniment to the main track.

‘Shallow Humour’/’Light’ is available to preorder now from The Broken Orchestra’s Bandcamp page.

You can help support The Broken Orchestra by subscribing to them. A one year’s subscription of £10 will give you access to all their back catalogue, membership of their fan community, and a 25% discount on merchandise. A £15 subscription will give you all of the above, plus a physical release bundle which includes 7″ Vinyl, Promo CD, Stickers and T-shirts.

You can find The Broken Orchestra online on Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, and their website.

 

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