.O.rang was founded by Lee Harris and Paul Webb, formerly of the mainstream pop group, Talk Talk. Their remit was to play unimpeded in the studio for hours at a stretch, later deconstructing the recorded sections and layering them into a final edit.
\”We used to be in a reggae band when we were younger…\”
Echo is a subsidiary imprint of Chrysalis, launched in 1994. In 1996 I was invited to submit an \’illustrated\’ review for the album in Glasgow\’s Bigwig Magazine.
That is, a review with no words. No money changed hands either, but at least I managed to hang on to the CD. If I remember correctly – and the jury is out to lunch on this one – I think the commissioning editor telephoned me to request its return after the review appeared in print. Zin is the name of a town in Afghanistan, and the greater Saharan desert. In folklore, they are those water spirits which reside in the Niger river, West Africa.
Paul Webb: accordion, zin;
Graeme Jones: acoustic guitar.
▼ .O.RANG: BARREN from \”Fields And Waves\” CD (Echo) 1996 (UK)