Orchard, Steve

The instrumental music of Steve Orchard is highly emotional and inspired by the likes of Tomita, Mike Oldfield & Medwyn Goodall. His roots are based firmly in the folk music scene but his instrumental music is very much based in the meditative, new age, relaxing chill out music style. Steve continues to stretch the boundaries of instrumental & lyrical composition playing acoustic & electric guitars as well as various Korg & Roland keyboards. It has been said that "Steve Orchard is different" and that what you get when you purchase a Steve Orchard album is a "unique discovery".

Steve Orchard started writing original music from the age of 16. Coming from a musical family his influences were Classical & Show tunes, he progressed through his teen's where music was his life blood & his first demo was on 'spool' for which he had an audition at the 'original' Apple Offices in St James Street London. Bands were formed & he gained some notoriety, with music partner Barry Webb at the infamous Bristol Art Centre, playing a residency there & building loyal following including recordings for the BBC Radio Friday Folk Nights. Steve & Barry were prolific song writers sometimes writing & performing a song within a week. It was a good grounding & a basis for quality composing which continues today. In the 90's Steve took on the commercial business of performing, which included performances, at many 100's of venues across the country including the armed services.

Orchard, Steve
Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.217 06/13
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
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06/2013
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.231  08/14
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
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08/2014
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.247  12/15
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
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12/2015

 
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.255  08/16
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
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08/2016
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.260  01/17
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
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01/2017
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.266 07/17
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
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07/2017
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.286 03/2019
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
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03/2019

 
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Steve Orchard - As I walked out one Midsummer Morning

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2013
A collection of gently vibrant, uplifting acoustic guitar and keyboard based instrumental music tracks backed with beautiful orchestration and occasional rhythms. The music perfectly captures the mood and feel of Laurie Lee's lyrical account of his voyages as a young man in the book 'As I walked out one midsummer morning'. This is a daring album by Steve Orchard in which he showcases his talents as both a gifted guitar player and as a producer and arranger. There is variation in both tempo and mood and it is an expressive musical journey filled with the same sense of exploration and discovery found within the pages of Laurie Lee's classic work. Attempting to translate a classic written work into music is always going to difficult, but Steve has succeeded admirably in producing a heartfelt, melodic musical statement of some distinction.

 

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Steve Orchard - Astral Travellers

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2020
The first of two Steve Orchard albums for March 2020…’Astral Travellers’ is a delicately chilled and smooth flowing album of ethereal delights. It is a delightful and very melodic cosmic album, full of gentle pulsating rhythms and a clever mix of acoustic and synths plus some truly gorgeous and gently symphonic strings orchestrations. It is sometimes too easy to gush enthusiastically over a new release, but ‘Astral Travellers’ is most definitely a stunning album, with 12 exceptionally strong tracks that form a compelling cohesive whole. In our opinion, this is unquestionably Steve Orchard at his best and one of his finest works to date.

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Steve Orchard - Beyond the Realm of Angels

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2013
'This album is full of melodic imagery that is propelled along on the wings of some terrific percussion and keyboard work. Indeed, Steve's music sits somewhere between 'mood elevating new age music' and 'acoustic based electronic music'. So what you get is excellent guitar instrumentation underpinned by dreamy and sometimes swirling synth tones, all underpinned by solid and lively improvised acoustic rhythm and percussion (sorry, no drum machines here)! The result is a wonderful blend of melodic, emotive and well structured electro/acoustic music that drifts by effortlessly, sometimes with dark undertones and deep mystery, while at other times with a sense of joyous life and the grandeur of creation that is perhaps indeed, 'Beyond the Realm of Angels'.

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Steve Orchard - Counting Stars

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2013
"Counting Stars" pulls together some of Steve Orchards best known tracks from his "Dancer" series of albums released a few years ago and includes a couple of new tracks as well, all remastered. Steve has a gentle but full sounding style of instrumental music, featuring expertly played acoustic guitar, flutes, harp, keyboard pads and occasional percussion. Because it's a compilation, this is a much livelier and more diverse collection of songs than his dreamy "Riverboat" debut on AD Music. But just like that excellent release, the music drifts along nicely, flowing over you in delicate waves while always retaining interest with some nice, gentle rhythmic motion. Ideas never outstay their welcome and the music is varied in tempo and style, well structured and ideal for meditation or simply relaxing to. Recommended.

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Steve Orchard - Enchanted Autumn

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2021
'Enchanted Autumn’ sees a return to Steve Orchard’s meditative, classically influenced musical style. The album opens with the gently drifting, synth laden ‘Puddles’, recalling the best of 90’s UK space music. It sets the tone for a gentle, drifting album of expertly crafted acoustic, symphonic music. Tracks like ‘Out of Season’, Elusive Sun’, the delicately synth laden ‘October Moon’ and ‘Opaque Days’ are stand-out tracks that highlight Steve’s penchant for more earthy musical connections. The album is, of course, a clear homage to Autumn. Indeed, the feel of the music is quite definitely ‘autumnal’ – in a good way – that reflects dimming summer memories and the onset of winter. Guitar and piano are more to the fore than recent albums, with gentle synths taking more of a backseat. But the excellent string arrangements and poignant feel  throughout make this a very classy offering. ‘Enchanted Autumn’ is a ‘grower’ that will surprise with each new listen

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Steve Orchard - Late on Christmas Eve

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2013
A joyous interpretation of 10 classic and much loved Christmas carols from the acoustic world of Steve Orchard that perfectly capture the spirit of the festive season. So relax, leave behind the commercial world and return to the glowing memories of your childhood. Enjoy the moment, pour a glass of your favourite tipple and indulge yourself. Wonderful!

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Steve Orchard - Listening for a Heartbeat

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2021
Steve Orchard has a wonderfully relaxed style of acoustic and synth based, symphonic instrumental music that at times echoes the likes of Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream and Michel Rother while always maintaining an individuality that is clearly ‘Steve Orchard’. ‘Listening for a Heartbeat’ invites us to share another cosmic journey full of imaginative themes, rhythmic delights and strong orchestration, all underpinned with excellent guitar work and strong synth work.There are great arrangements here, with occasional use of vocal textures adding a very classy layer on tracks like ‘Operetta’ and ‘Signal House’. But it is Steve’s excellent guitar work that deserves special mention because it is the understated way in which the guitar layers are incorporated into the music that enables his music to rise so far above similar music of the genre. Add that to the excellent synth work on tracks like, for example, the haunting opening section of ‘A Confidence In Heaven’, and you have a really classy offering. There were also times on ‘Listening for a Heartbeat’ when we were reminded of some of the great synth album of the 1980’s, not just because of a few  musical similarities, but simply because of the feeling of adventure in listening to something new and different.

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Steve Orchard - Peripheral Vision

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2016
A slight change of direction and feel for Steve with ‘Peripheral Vision’, one with an Alien presence! It’s most definitely NOT a dark atmospheric X-files style outing, but more of an interesting, melodic sonic journey building on the artists usual melodic style, but this time round, with a more rhythmic and synth based ‘alien’ twist. There are a lot more synths and rhythms on offer here than is usual for Steve, very little guitar, and some nice keys and symphonic passages. It’s all done with the usual melodic ‘Steve Orchard’ flair and panache and fans are sure to enjoy it. Steve Orchard says: “After seeing so many comments on the internet referring to World Governments keeping truths from the public & the ever growing videos on youtube (a lot thanks to photoshop!) but still a multitude of unexplained sightings witnessed by many,  ‘Peripheral Vision’ is a look outside of the box. Keep an open mind. Don’t necessarily accept the medias dumbing down of the numerous sightings all over the world. ‘Peripheral Vision’ is an insight to what might be ahead.”

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Steve Orchard - Pilgrimage

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2014
Have you ever needed a chill out album when your knee deep in traffic or on a long journey?
In recent years Steve Orchard’s music has evolved into a solid, electronic based style, with a far wider range of sounds added to his accomplished guitar and piano. This has provided greater texture and depth to his thematic, journey style music and opened his music out to a wider audience. ‘Pilgrimage’ continues the trend of laid back guitars and piano mixed with electronic sounds. Where there are rhythms, they’re purposeful yet unfussy, providing gentle rhythmic motion. The emphasis is again on mood and a feel and it’s all very chilled. With track titles like ‘Leaving the City Behind’ and ‘Just Sitting in A Field’, you know that this is an album to kick your shoes off to and sit back with a glass of wine. And as we’ve come to expect from Steve, the evocative string arrangements and lazy, ever so chilled leads, ensure a perfect fusion of melody and spiritual, ethereal sound.

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Steve Orchard - Retreat (A Meditation)

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2015
'Retreat, A Meditation’ finds the new age maestro in a very reflective mood with this gentle relaxation music. It drifts along with the same effortless beauty we’ve come to expect from Steve Orchard and is, as always, full of depth and emotion.  On this occasion though, the music seems imbued with an even greater sense of warmth and beauty, which given Steve’s strong track record for melodic and emotive music, is quite an achievement!  There is very little of Steve’s trademark acoustic guitar on offer here. Instead, gorgeous string arrangements combine with piano, harp and woodwind that often presents a very classical feel. The melodies are as strong as anything Steve has done before and even though this is probably his most ‘relaxing’ set of music to date, it still retains that upbeat feel of ‘relaxing on a warm summers day’.

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Steve Orchard - Riverboat

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2011
'Riverboat' is an idilic, rustic, very English journey along the meandering waterways of Olde England based on the journeys of the artist.
It will relax & assist with meditation &.............for those who do neither......just simply daydream! So prepare to be captivated by the gentle melodies and acoustic guitars of Steve Orchard that so perfectly capture a beautiful feel of 'England;. This is 'Riverboat' 

 

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Steve Orchard - Skyway

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2018
Skyway is an album of beautiful, soulful and melodic new age music that drifts effortlessly by on the wings of gossamer clouds. There is something very spiritual and ethereal about ‘Skyway’, from its delicately atmospheric opening tones through the varied and gently rhythmic tunes that pervade the album, it all hangs together perfectly. The music is imbued with catchy and thematic tunes that will linger in the mind long after the chords have drifted into space. Steve Orchard effortlessly blends synths and acoustic instruments to produce a unique style of new age electronic space music with subtle ethnic influences that is truly deserving of a much wider audience. ‘Skyway’ really does deliver and is probably his most complete album to date – a tour de force!

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Steve Orchard - Still the River Flows

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2015
‘Still the River Flows’ once again returns to the water, a source of inspiration so often found in Steve Orchard’s music. And as one would expect, the music washes over the listener in gentle rhythmic waves, much like the peaceful flow of the river the music so eloquently describes. Steve’s music is both relaxing and uplifting, the perfect tonic for winter blues or the ideal accompaniment to a warm summers day, take your pick because the result is the same. Gentle guitar playing on a bed of warm strings entices the listener through a relaxing journey, and as is usual with Steve’s music, there are plenty of memorable and melodic themes to ensure you play the album again and again….. and again! A worthy addition to the Steve Orchard catalogue.

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