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Zanzibar by Steve Orchard Zanzibar
12 tracks

Running time: 0:58:52
Released: 11/2016

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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...
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Peripheral Vision by Steve Orchard Peripheral Vision
12 tracks

Running time: 1:01:50
Released: 07/2016

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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.
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Retreat, A Meditation by Steve Orchard Retreat, A Meditation
12 tracks

Running time: 1:03:57
Released: 09/2015

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‘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...
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Still the River Flows by Steve Orchard Still the River Flows
12 tracks

Running time: 0:53:48
Released: 09/2015

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‘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...
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Pilgrimage by Steve Orchard Pilgrimage
12 tracks

Running time: 1:00:11
Released: 11/2014

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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...
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Tidal by Steve Orchard Tidal
12 tracks

Running time: 1:03:17
Released: 06/2014

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‘Tidal’ is a beautiful album from Steve Orchard and easily his best so far on AD Music. Twelve beautifully constructed tracks of memorable themes and gorgeous melodies, this is a smooth, drifting album of serene, almost meditative music. It captures the mood and feel of the ocean from the delicate opening of ‘Seagull’s Cry’ and maintains it to the closing title track.
The emphasis here 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 glorious themes appear, whether it be on piano, deep acoustic guitar...
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Late on Christmas Eve by Steve Orchard Late on Christmas Eve
10 tracks

Running time: 0:43:08
Released: 12/2013

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A beautiful collection of traditional Christmas carols from Steve Orchard, produced in his own inimitable acoustic instrumental style. Guitar and keyboards work seamlessly with dreamy orchestral arrangements resulting is a relaxing and uplifting blend of melodic and joyous seasonal music. A heartfelt celebration of Christmas!
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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Steve Orchard As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
12 tracks

Running time: 1:00:38
Released: 04/2013

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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...
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Beyond the Realm of Angels by Steve Orchard Beyond the Realm of Angels
12 tracks

Running time: 1:03:33
Released: 03/2013

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'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...
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Undersail by Steve Orchard Undersail
12 tracks

Running time: 1:04:13
Released: 04/2012

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'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...
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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.

Steve's has already gained a strong reputation in the new age market, and his debut album on AD Music in 2011 is the excellent "Riverboat", followed in 2012 by "Undersail".

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