Orchestre Fantastique - "Stars on the Sea"
Have you ever heard of Orchestre Fantastique (not to be confused with Bell Orchestre)? If you have, odds are you're a little too into bands associated with Elephant 6. That's cool though. I feel ya.
Orchestre Fantastique is yet another project of Robert Schneider, frontman of Apples in Stereo, Marbles, and Ulysses. However, while those other projects have resulted in a series of excellent releases over the years, the grand total of Orchestre Fantastique's released output is the lone track linked below. It's an instrumental ditty composed and produced by Schneider that appeared on the Dean Quixote soundtrack (2001). If you're a Schneider or E6 completist, I imagine you'll want this. For everyone else, it's a fun little dreamy lounge track on the big band tip (featuring solos by Merissa Bissinger and Jon Hegel).
Orchestre Fantastique - Stars on the Sea
I believe there might be one other OF track floating around out there, and if you have it I'd love to hear it. Please?
The CD's booklet say the soundtrack was conceived as a mix tape for the listener; it includes such notable acts as The Olivia Tremor Control, The Minders, Guided by Voices, The Apples in Stereo, Songs:Ohia, Bevis Frond, and Bettie Serveert. It can be purchased from Amazon.
Marbles - Out of Zone
Ulysses - The Falcon
The Apples in Stereo - Please
Optical Atlas has news on the forthcoming deluxe reissue of Neutral Milk Hotel's On Avery Island album. The release date is April 10. Just what I needed, more music to spend money on. OA also has lots of video of E6 bands at SXSW.
I'm still guest blogging over at MyExBestFriend. Today I posted on The Ex over there. Seemed appropriate.
Also, I bought a ticket to the Pitchfork Music Festival in July, so now I have both it and Bonnaroo on my calendar. I heart summer. The season, not Summer Wheatley.