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At the end of the eighties, Katrin and Dirk founded Dark Orange. First 3-track tape "Dahlia" was supported by German Wave-Magazine ZILLO. A little bit later, the song "Rosegrower" could be found on the classic wave-sampler "Bouquet of Dreams". In 1990, first Dark Orange long-play "Oleander" was published.Read More...
The time after was filled up with playing live together with bands like Love Like Blood, And Also the Trees, Pink Turns Blue, Cancer Barrack, GALAXIE 500. After a show in Stuttgart with And Also the Trees, both bands were playing some music backstage and soon the idea of doing a cover-version of Kate Bush's "The Man With the Child in His Eyes" was born. The song was released on a 3-track CD, "Sounds of Silence", also including two cover-versions of this unforgettable Simon & Garfunkel song.
In 1993, the second Dark Orange long-play "The Garden of Poseidon" came into the shops. The following Dark Orange tour ended with the last concert in June 1993. Long-time bass-player Christof left, and band-members Malte and Dirk P. were changing to Hamburg band Selig and to Phillip Boa. In 1993, former And Also the Trees-member Marc Tibenham remixed two Dark Orange-songs, published under the project 24 HOURS featuring a 6-track-MCD with different remixes. Affected by the first Portishead album, Katrin and Dirk founded novaVENUS, working together with different musicians like Axel and Hauke from Girls Under Glass or Czech Gregcore. Trip-Hop album Vegaloop came out in 1998. With the personal split between Katrin and Dirk the musical partnership also ended. Dirk founded Moonsoon with Sandra Berger, and Katrin was going to do the lounge-project Kate the Cat.
Discovering that there will be no life without music, Katrin and Dirk decided to do a Dark Orange reunion. After their split 15 years ago, they actually started working together. This also included an interpretation of And Also The Trees' "The House of the Heart" for the And also the Trees' myspace "Beyond the Horizon". They also reconstructed old Dark Orange songs. There were also plans to do a fan-CD with live tracks from the period 1990 - 1993 and some new music.
Dark Orange finished the recordings of their album "Clouds, Paperships and Fallen Angels" and the album came out on Kalinkaland Records in May 2010.
Guest musicians like Emer and Steven from England's And Also The Trees and Brida Garland and Jan Ross from Mexico's Morfeo Speaks gave some wonderful additional colours. The final sound of the album was done by Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins).
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