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Building on the low-lit interior sounds of their critically acclaimed 2006 debut REST ROOM, Selon Recliner have completed their second album, THE ORCHID DOOR, available in-store and digitally on Monday April 27. Working with producer Dave Holmes (Gramsci, Jacob) the band has explored a steeper landscape, exiting the REST ROOM and soaring across a more varied terrain.
After continuing confusion with the San Francisco neo punk band of the same name, recliner adjusted their identity to Selon Recliner. ‘Selon’ is French for “according to” or “the thoughts of” which seems very apt.
Selon Recliner’s music has been described as having a dark, hypnotic beauty that breezes along on mellow atmospheric guitars, poignant keys and gentle beats. Their “dark pop” label is furthered by their new work, while showcasing a richer pallet of mood and atmosphere.
“If RESTROOM was our interior album then this is definitely about exteriors”, says vocalist and co-songwriter Belinda Bradley.
REST ROOM was received enthusiastically and collected a couple of international awards, a handful of nominations, charted on a swag of College radio stations in North America, and picked up licensing deals to MTV, USA along with several other American production networks.
Selon Recliner are celebrating the launch of THE ORCHID DOOR with a fitting event to work in with the album title. The band will be holding a lush buffet and show album release at the infamous New Orient restaurant in Auckland on Saturday 16 May, which has the surrounds to complement the vibe of the album. With a complimentary 'Orchid Door' cocktail on arrival, and the New Orient's famous buffet to arouse appetites, DJ Jimmy Olsen and VJ Graffix will add extra seasoning and get the night spinning. This night promises to be a something you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are available from undertheradar.co.nz.
“The second album from Selon Recliner is an atmospheric and sparse experience – Portishead meets Strawpeople is the sound, with a dark, brooding mood…The production is slick and for the genre they sit in this is an international quality recording with class.” 4 stars – Stu Edwards, Waikato Times