Dedicated to originality, L’Orange imbues his smoky, soul-soaked tracks with lush texture through inventive mixing and psychedelic cuts from classic radio recordings. A shopworn MPC and vintage vinyl are essentially paintbrush and palette for L’Orange. He finds his signature samples from pre-1950s jazz, soul and radio. He stitches together a sound that acknowledges his penchant for classic film noir and shadowy motifs. L’Orange albums are often cinematic and narrative in structure, exemplifying the artist’s highly conceptual creative process. Although embracing seclusion when practicing his craft, L’Orange is a highly respected collaborator. As a working producer, L’Orange has collaborated with MCs, vocalists, instrumentalists, spoken word artists, filmmakers and visual artists of different media. While L’Orange is an inspired beatmaker and highly capable producer, it is the perpetual search for beauty in the dark, unusual and forgotten corners of music that make him a true artist. Every L’Orange production is a unique, organic and undeniably original work of art, giving the listener a glimpse of the artist himself, even if obscured slightly by shadow.
L’Orange: Man Of The Night Feat. Erica Lane
To celebrate the release of The Orchid Days, L’Orange and longtime collaborator Erica Lane set the scene with the free single, Man of the Night. Introducing us to the story, MotN is an ode to the nocturnal, to the deceitful, and the lesser among us.
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