Usopop Diskak/Medication Time Records
November 4, 2022
1. Orbain Irekiak
3. Heriozko Giltza
8. Gau Batez
ABOUT THE RELEASE
Three years after “Hegan“, a first album navigating through a dark metal ocean, the four members of Orbel announce their return in 2022 with “Lur Hezea“.
If the new 8 tracks of this record still outline dusky landscapes, the melodies now sound clearer than ever, carried by haunting and powerful vocals sometimes recalling ancient conjurations.
For the production, Orbel have definitely ditched their “post-rock” heritage, opening the door to machines and traditional instruments, to bring nuance to the feelings of this second LP, oscillating between tribal rhythms and funeral introspections, like an ancient pagan ritual.
A multi-faceted effort, smartly founding its balance in the shadow of the human din.
– Written by Orbel between 2019 and 2021
– Recorded by Orbel & Amaury Sauvé @ The Apiary, Laval (France) between September and November 2021
– Mixed by Amaury Sauvé @ The Apiary, Laval (France) in November 2021
– Mastered by Thibault Chaumont @ Deviant Lab (France) in January 2022
– Photography by Fanny Maillard
– Artwork by Orbel