Guiding Star Orchestra – Communion LP
Guiding Star Orchestra: Communion.
The eleven-man roots reggae ensemble from Copenhagen – Guiding Star Orchestra is set to release their second LP “Communion” on May 5th, a follow up to their super strong debut double LP, “Natural Heights” an album that was sitting on the shelf for 6 years and then finally saw the light of day in November of 2022.
Since the band took shape in 2016, the musical collective’s tunes have been played all over the world by fans, sound systems and DJ’s alike. The overarching, wordless theme of the hard-hitting, horn driven, organic music is a longing for a better, more fair world and the music is designed to aid this development.
Guiding Star Orchestra is an instrumental roots reggae band with a full horn section and clear dub elements. Here, the hard and meditative beats of the bass and drum section are blended with the melodic phrases of the horns, which are in turn supported by the pulsating expressions of the guitar and keys, which are finally taken to cosmic heights with the effects of the live engineering. Together, this constitutes Guiding Star Orchestra’s distinctive sound, a sound that is strongly inspired by the roots of the 70s and early 80s, but which the band has also taken
towards the future, forming the 8 track LP “Communion”.
Stream some of the songs from the album here:
Guiding Star Orchestra – Communion
(Tribe 84 Records / Livity Music) TEFLP002
Release date: May 5th, 2023
Morten McCoy (Piano, Melodica, Keys, Dub Engineer)
Zigge Kreutzmann (Bass & Guitar)
Adam Jørgensen (Drums, Kette drum)
Jonas Yagoubi (percussion)
Thomas Leholt (organ)
Tobias Elof (Guitar)
Malthe Kaptain (Trumpet)
Sölvi Kolbeinsson (Alto Saxophone)
Steven Jess Borth II (Tenor Saxophone)
Laurits Qwist Bilén (Trombone)
Mikael Flensborg (Record, Mix & Dub Engineer)
Oilly Wallace (Alto Saxophone & Flute – Track 6)
Lasse Damsgaard (Alto Saxophone – Track1,4,5 & 7)
Mix: Morten McCoy & Mikael Flensborg
Master: David Blackman, Hiltongrove
Executive Producers: Rasmus Poulsen, Jaszol Roots Revival, Mamba Di Lion
Cover artwork & design: Andrea D. Vatnsdal Pálsdóttir