Uncle Wellington “Orange Walk” carries a detached sense of urgency


Artistic like an 80s action film and a detached urgency like a house on fire and slightly anonymous is Uncle Wellingtons “Orange Walk”.  This is reminiscent of  a punk bar I used to frequent in Valencia called Zombie where you could smoke cigarettes in the absinthe bar as long as the cops weren’t driving by.  The instrumentation features a tremolo guitar, a pulsing bass that is mid gallop despite the drums being drawn out through the utilization of half time.  The vocals are ethereal and atmospheric featuring a subtle but noticeable use of reverb and delay that spreads the vocals far into the left and right sides of headphones.  The song closes with a synthesizer that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end before the vocals reappear for the last 30 seconds of the “Orange Walk” but now with a more aggressive and urgent sound through the multiple layers and tones.  Learn more about the song from the artist themselves attached below.

From the artist on the song

“To create the new single Orange Walk, Uncle Wellington travelled to a small village in Belize. Orange walk is an exciting place full of sweaty threats. A place for both passionate and destructive love.

‘Crash course me, we mount to pleasure, lovely view’

The song is a mixture of field recordings of pumping Garifunadrums, nocturnal noise of the equatorial city and distorted violas. A call to dive into the deep and let go of everything.

Filip Tanghe (Balthazar, Warhaus) produced the single at North Garden Studios, John Davis (Nick Cave, Gorillaz) mastering at Metropolis Studios London.

For the video, Jeroen Mylle (Faces on TV, Brihang) immersed himself in the dark heart of the song with a VHS camera, peering out the essential emotion.”

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Musician releasing music under self created record label

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