Little Death Orchestra
Album Reviews

LP: Little Death Orchestra

'Philip Glass with tunes...Devotees of Sakomoto and Kraftwerk will savour this stimulating album'
Q (4 Stars)

'A bizarre gamut of emotions'
Uncut (4 Stars)

'Beautifully structured current day electronica that always seems to end up back on my stereo'
Adam Freeland

'Marvellous – think orbital with an orchestral bent or Vangelis sans delusions of grandeur – one of the best releases this month'
Footloose

 

'A rare, melancholy beauty... electronica surely doesn't come any better than this'
Irish Times

'Music like this is begging to be listened to…conjuring up images of the films that are yet to be made and dreams that haunt the mind... the BBC Radiophonic Workshop plays the hits of The Aphex Twin'
Get Rhythm

'Unbearably lush and tantalisingly unique – this is the kind of music Kraftwerk would have made if they existed in the 1890’s. Fantastic'
Playlouder

'For anyone looking for a natural successor to Penguin Cafe's Simon Jeffes, LDO's Michael Burdett sounds just the man '
Teletext

'The influences are weird. The main man must've been locked in a room with too many Gabriel era Genesis albums as a lad, but somehow that's all got mixed up with lashings of Nyman and Reich for the minimalist leanings and Nick Drake for its up-its-own-arse miserable bits... At their joyous best LDO make wide screen like nothing you've heard before'
Classic Rock

'Our Pick of the Month. Unlike anything else we have heard for many years, this magical album's orchestral electronica swoops and soars with magisterial beauty'
Swell

'Loosely related to Harold Budd or the Penguin Café Orchestra, LDO manage to blur the genres of ambient, dance and classical styles'
What’s On

'At best LDO can match Philip Glass or Michael Nyman, especially on the haunted grandeur of ‘The Wintering’ or the shivery ambience evoked by ‘Shudder’s’ ghost voices. Its austere orchestral arrangements are never clinical though, but instead curiously reassuring, like a warm fire on a snowy day. If anything, ‘Little Death Orchestra’ recalls the frozen melancholy of Michael Kamen’s sparse piano score for ‘The Winter Guest’ and the occultist atmospherics of Kate Bush’s miraculous ‘Ninth Wave’. Truly magical.'
Rock Sound