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  Music For Soundtracks by Origami Horses

Music For Soundtracks cover art

Artist: Origami Horses
Title: Music For Soundtracks
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: MP3
Release Year: 2012

MP3s don’t spin round like vinyl and it is a (scientifically unproven) fact that some music seems designed for vinyl. Some music like that of Canterbury band Origami Horses. Even their very name suggests convolution if not revolution.
And so it is that Origami Horses took their musical world and started it spinning round in semi psychedelic trippy time. As a starter, the title track, “Music For Soundtracks”, sets sail for the west coast of America sometime in the hazy past and it is, perhaps unsurprisingly, in no hurry to get there. “Honey”, in contrast, seems more focussed, more rooted in Britpop and the Stone Roses while “The Knowledge” edges more towards spirited, chant driven Euro rock on a mission and a guitar powered groove mission at that.

Origami Horses have some good ideas here and they make their low budget work for them. Perhaps vinyl will indeed be in their future drawn from the past but in the meantime, spin your iPod round this one.

The EP is available as a free download from Bandcamp.

Review Date: June 7, 2012