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Orchyd / Press

“Orchyd's track "Mistakes" buzzes with an energy you can't help but feel. Exploding out in a chorus of raw emotion, Shanna Carl's vocals drive the post-drone rock forward, making you feel a need to move”

“It is impossible to avoid referencing Portishead when describing Orchyd's music, yet the songs on Mechanical Angels contain a bit more of a forceful, ominous feeling of impending collision or rapture. "Roads," which begins with Shanna singing, "Separating from this physical body, this broken mess, uncertainty...'cause nothing's ever for sure in this body..." is sexy and suspenseful, growing from a deep vibrating bassline bouncing off of Shanna's silky vocals into a burst of synth and Zempel's intriguing guitar elements, achieved by running a drum stick over his strings while utilizing delay pedals.”

“The saturnine sounds of Minneapolis quartet Orchyd really hits home effectively in the colder months, and the hypnotic "Mechanical Angels" should get the band plenty of local attention. The mercurial, haunting video perfectly captures the dark, pulsating spirit of the song, which is lead forward by Shanna Carl's brooding vocals which float over the track's ominous rhythms and melody.”

"There’s a lot of space in Orchyd’s music. When used correctly, that is to say competently, space is a musician’s friend. It can serve the music in ways that too many notes cannot. The notes not being played being the most powerful. Orchyd love to play in between spaces."