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Navigator Records
February 20, 2012

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A product of the recent renaissance in Scottish folk music, Treacherous Orchestra are a new signing to Navigator Records and will release their debut album, 'Origins', in late February. Already known to many in the folk scene via their occasional festival appearances, they are in many ways the ultimate twelve-piece, pan-Scottish outfit (with two members from Ireland) and an aggregation that came together in the musical melting pot that is Glasgow, a location where the individual musicians first developed a strong affinity for each other's playing.

"The name Treacherous Orchestra sums up a reflection of attitude," says the
band's Éamonn Coyne. "It strongly reflects our character and the music we play, and sparks fly every time this specific crowd of instrumentalists get together."This musical empathy, and their passion for high-energy, innovative and evolving styles of playing, comes to fruition in the exuberant sounds produced on their album.

Each member of the band brings a strong individual sound and instrumental style to this powerful blending of the old with the new. Many are also gifted composers, producers and engineers in their own right and it is these cumulative talents that set the band apart in terms of forging their own unique interpretation of Scottish music. 'Origins' was recorded in several studios throughout Scotland (in the Highlands, Glasgow and Lanarkshire), produced jointly by three members of the band and features self-penned material that has evolved organically with the growth of the band.

The release of 'Origins' will be preceded by live appearances at Celtic Connections in Glasgow in late January 2012 and at the Big Whistle Festival in Bury on 18th February, while Mary Ann Kennedy previewed material from the album exclusively on her BBC Radio 3 show 'World On 3' on 30th December.

Track Information:
March of the Troutsmen - a strong pounding Orchestral intro, like an army going in to battle.

Superfly - one of the band's signature tracks; round-the-kitchen-table session tunes showcase the band at its acoustic foundation, fusing to massive clubland grooves with soaring string lines.

Look East - new Scottish melody moves through rhythmical builds to Eastern flavoured tune; a journey through influences, cross pollination of ideas and influences from the countries we have travelled to.

Sea Of Clouds - a calming sea of flutes backed by ghostly bass and guitar textures, showcases the wind section of the band; a soothing interlude. The Irish influence then comes to the fore with a self penned melody that showcases the more acoustic strand to the band.

Sea Of Okhotsk - dark sinister analogue synth hints at our origins lying in the nostalgic era of arcade machines and computer games; an example of our unique take on forging traditional tune forms with modern rhythmical elements.

Easter Island - A whistle and border pipe led anthemic arrangement relating to the story of "Easter Island" and the grand idea of a community coming together with the sole purpose of constructing something epic and timeless.

Sausages - the sound of the Circus, a reflection of the ridiculous aspect of what we do. Fun Strathspeys turns to 70's funk to ethereal jungle to uplifting dance mayhem ? a massive cocktail of grooves, influences, sounds and textures. A representation of the different forms of music we have been exposed to throughout our upbringings; a euphoric climax to the album.

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Catalogue number NAVIGATOR062
Barcode 5052442001263
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Bagpipes John Somerville
Banjo Éamonn Coyne
Double Bass Duncan Lyall
Drums Fraser Stone
Flute Kevin O'Neill
Guitar Barry Reid
Other John Somerville (Accordion), Adam Sutherland (Fiddle), Innes Watson (Fiddle)
Percussion Martin O'Neill (Bodhrán)
Weight 106g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 102mm x 9mm x 122mm