- Words Cal McIntyre
The zesty boys, Die Orangen, are back on the adventurous Malka Tuti recordings with their sophomore album ‘Zwei Orangen'!
It’s (already) been two years since Die Orangen released their debut album ‘Zest’ and refreshed the underground scene, combining obscure samples, field-recordings, krautrock motifs and dashes of humour and self-perception into their newly forged genre: Krautback! To say they’re innovators is an understatement.
The Australian duo, Kris Baha and Dreems, return with two more years of wisdom under their sleeves and the result is a more matured, developed sound. The industrial sonics landscape & propensity for a dusty bush-beaten tone remain, however, the samples and ambience take a backseat, handing the wheel over to the guitar riffs, vocals and songwriting to navigate the album’s vast and wild soundscape.
These 11 tracks will make you question, they will make you reminisce, they will give you friendly advice, they will ask you to dance, and they will question the direction of your compass… Fear not, however, this is music for everybody. That’s the wonderful thing about Die Orangen – they’re inclusive even in their experimentation which is a rare combination in an ego-driven industry.
Dig into the terrestrial album “Zwei Orangen” by Die Orangen below, you’ll thank us later!