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
Edition Nr.: 217
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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Steve Orchard - Theory of Communion
Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2017
‘Theory of Communion’ is another electronic music offering from Steve Orchard that follows nicely in the same theme as his last album ‘Peripheral Vision’. But on ‘Theory of Communion’, Steve has taken a huge step forward in terms of musical composition and production. Indeed, it may be considered his best album to date! As well as some excellent synth and vocal/choir textures, Steve adds dense rhythm and bass layers to some very complex arrangements that occasionally hint at Yes, Vangelis and Mike Oldfield while retaining Steve’s inimitable, melodic style. He has also seamlessly integrated his acoustic instruments into the music and the result is a superb and captivating blend of electronic and instrumental prog rock. ‘Theory of Communion’ is a hugely satisfying listen. From gentle drifting tracks like ‘Blended’ and ‘Communion’ to the catchy (reach for the replay button!) ‘Blind Panic’ and the excellent musicianship featured on ‘Exchanges’, Steve has created a superb opus here, deserving of wider attention.
 
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Steve Orchard - Tidal

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2014
Here we get twelve beautifully constructed tracks of memorable themes. It is a smooth, drifting album of serene,  meditative music.
The emphasis on Tidal is on ‘mood’ and a feel generated by the interlinking sounds of the ocean, drifting synths, pads and the evocative string arrangements. So, when the themes appear, whether it be on piano, deep acoustic guitar or flute solo,
there is a fusion of melodic and spiritual, ethereal sound.
Tidal is an accessible Steve Orchard album and will certainly please his existing fans, and could well broaden his fan base in the wider electronic music genre.

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Steve Orchard - Undersail

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2012
'Undersail' is a daring and utterly captivating instrumental music voyage drawing its inspiration from the fateful voyage of the Titanic on the 15th April 1912. Indeed, the release date coincides with the 100th anniversary of the tragic event. Melodic, atmospheric and thoroughly enchanting, 'Undersail' perfectly captures the essence of its epic subject matter.
The music of Steve Orchard has always been very organic, with the emphasis primarily on acoustic guitar dominated compositions. But on 'Undersail', he dramatically expands his musical horizons with beautifully layered synths and varied rhythms giving the music a much broader, and at times epic scope befitting the concept. Steve's excellent acoustic guitar work is still in evidence, but here it takes second stage to the exquisite compositions, production and the sheer scope of the music which drifts gently and elegantly between ethereal, gently rhythmic and the thematic.
This is multi-textured and symphonic instrumental music that is certain to have cross genre appeal - from acoustic rock to Mike Oldfield to Vangelis to New Age - 'Undersail' is a beautiful gem that ebbs and flows with tides of emotion and a depth of beauty and imagination that will amaze and delight and it is, without question, the best music of Steve's illustrious musical career.

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Steve Orchard - With Winter Closing In

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2017
A quite beautiful seasonal album from Steve Orchard, whose musical output continues to impress and increases in quality with each new release. The music is a delicate combination of acoustic instruments and keyboards with occasional, gentle laid back rhythms. Everything here is about feel, mood and atmosphere and Steve suceeds admirably if generating a delightful seasonal pastiche that is easy on the ear. “With Winter Closing In” isn’t what you’d call a ‘traditional Christmas’ album, but make no mistake, it’s an album that exudes Christmas spirit and charm. Full of gentle self penned melodies that hint at traditional classics, it draws you into the season of goodwill. This could become a seasonal classic and is an album that you’ll want on repeat play over the holiday season.

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Steve Orchard - Zanzibar

Artist: Steve Orchard
P: 2016
Steve Orchard’s music always has a warmth and feel good factor that is relaxing and up-lifting. His latest release, ‘Zanzibar’, takes this to new heights with an album full of delightful acoustic styled chill-out music that is the ideal accompaniment to a warm summers day. Chilled rhythms, laid back keys and delicately strummed guitar gently pulsate through the easy going and memorable and melodic themes that permeate the laid back grooves. ‘Zanzibar’ is an album best served in the shade, perhaps under a canopy of palm trees while sipping your favourite cocktail. In other words, this is music that is hot, tropical and very chilled to ensure you have the album on repeat play.

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