Album review: The Orchid Door – Selon Recliner
04 May 2009 // A review by BrendaF
The Orchid Door is the follow up album to the successful debut album Rest Room that was released in 2006 by then, Recliner.
This album is described as dark, moody pop and I would have to agree. The combination of Belinda and Darlene’s vocals are serene and mystical, they captivate you into the melody. The guitars are shadowy and hypnotic and overall sound and style is smooth and transparent yet weightless.
This is a very evocative album; the lyrics are well written and well executed. There is simplicity to the tracks, which flow easily throughout the whole album. While most tracks have a hauntingly, subtle nature, there are flashes of a rock bass undertone.
This is a solid album and to choose a favourite track or two would not give it justice. This is an album that needs to be enjoyed in its entirety.
About Selon Recliner
Building on the low-lit interior sounds of their critically acclaimed 2006 debut 'Rest Room', Selon Recliner have completed their second album, 'The Orchid Door', due for release in early 2009. Working with Producer Dave Holmes (Gramsci, Jakob) the band has explored a steeper landscape, exiting the 'Rest Room' & soaring across a more varied terrain.
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Selon Recliner's music has been described as having a dark, hypnotic beauty that breezes along on mellow atmospheric guitars, poignant keys and gentle beats. Their Dark Pop label will be furthered by their new work, while showcasing a richer pallet of mood and atmosphere.
“If Rest Room was our interior album then this is definitely about exteriors”, says vocalist and co-songwriter Belinda Bradley.