Annie & The Station Orchestra – Bingo Halls (BS034)
Eleven tracks of mostly instrumental music, with a nice experimental edge. Innovative uses of guitar, synths, melodies and drones, create an album that is both accessible and challenging. This is a masterful work that will satisfy discerning musical pallets.
[Floorshime Zipper Boots]
More great unusual fusion
[Audio Texture Radio Show]
Excellent tracks! Really wonderful stuff from the new Bearsuit label wizards that are Annie & The Station Orchestra
Annie & the Station Orchestra offer something that’s distinctive and unique - the overall effect is one of abstraction, of immediate distraction, and of stubborn non-conformity. This makes for an album that’s idiosyncratically innovative, and stands proudly in a field of its own.
There is drama, there is whimsy, the melodies are infectious. Oscillating between experimentalism and playful electronica the eleven tracks unfold a peculiar charm ...giving the music a feeling as if an orchestra of automatons were playing a symphony. This may be a very underground record, but fans of Dan Deacon, Max Tundra and child-proof Fuck Buttons will be happy to learn that there is still strangely moving electronic music to be discovered
A very intriguing piece of work!
A favourite on the New Weird Planet Radio Show.
Kitchen sink arrangements and about-faces that combine multiple genres and styles into the same track, never allowing the listener to get comfortable or complacent. It’s usually not an easy listening experience, but always a rewarding one. As always, another intriguing and exciting release from the eclectic, envelope-shredding folks at Bearsuit and the equally mysterious Mr. Kinnis.
[It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine]
Very fond of that! [“Blithering Idiot”]
[Gideon Coe – BBC6 Music]
There’s a brilliant sound to this album, it’s very atmospheric and difficult to describe in terms of a genre but is somewhere between indie, synthpop and shoegaze. The songs are excellently arranged with great layering and use of contrasting elements.
A tight rhythm section forms the foundation for a shadowy atmosphere formed of spooky synths and twisty guitar riffs. Dark vibes, vintage synth tones and knowing pop moves. The right kind of music to score a great horror movie...
[The Modern Folk Music Of America]
Brilliant collection of sounds and ideas, love the otherworldly orchestral feel this track ["The Arms Of Morphine" ] has...
Ovdje se pronađe jezgro slojevitih artistički dizajniranih skladbi poput vrlo fine melodije "The Return Of Banjo Williamson" odsvirane na banju ili havajskog ugođaja "Bicycle Jane", te komično naslovljene dinamične ambijentalke "The Alsatian, Satan" o vjernom kućnom ljubimcu - razigranom njemačkom ovčaru kojeg nije teško zamisliti s djecom u dvorištu.
[Bicycle Jane] A great track!
I want to talk to you about a great release [Bingo Halls]. A release of music, beautiful music! As a professional reviewer you have to trust me it's very good! The best! Truly recommended!
[Yeah I Know It Sucks]
Full of all sorts of electronic, post-rock, mad fusions on the ever interesting Bearsuit Records
The rhythms employed by this band sound rock like; fierce and powerful... Some forceful rock inspired tunes by a one-man orchestra.
[Tam Dean Burn]
released December 9, 2016
Written, recorded and produced by Annie & The Station Orchestra
Bearsuit Records is an independent record label based in Edinburgh, Scotland. UK. Artists : Bunny & The Invalid Singers /
Whizz Kid / Senji Niban / Kennel Club / Kirameki / AWSTS / Harold Nono / Ageing Children / Uncle Pops / Haq / Annie & The Station Orchestra / Jikan Ga Nai / Ippu Mitsui / The Moth Poets...