As a quartet of angry shoegazers inspired by punk, blues, post-rock & progressive guitar music, these Psycho-Killer Whales are on a continuous and neverending quest for improving the means of communication between whales, humans and extraterrestrial life forms.
We define our music as Distorted & Progressive Post-Traumatic Blues, Post-Shoegaze & Post-Dirge.
And we are:
Vlad Ilicevici – Guitars, Vocals
George Frătica – Bass Guitar
Radu Pop – Drums
Alexandru Donny Andone – Guitar, Jouhikko/Talharpa, Tibetan Bowls, Wind Gong, Didgeridoo, Claves, Rattles, Shaman Drum
The nine tracks that are included on the album are based on 30 years of sensations, ideas, emotions, stories and experiments that Vlad gathered since his first musical experiences – childhood violin & guitar lessons, but also very loud music through the headphones of the most precious thing he owned as a kid, a green Aiwa walkman. Orkid is a cinematic music project, due to the fact that Vlad is a film director and screenwriter and Radu (the other founding member of the band)– an animator and visual artist, also responsible for the imagery of the band. They also work together for Animest (www.animest.ro) and its educational platform, the Animation Worksheep.
Radu is the stomping whale. The keeper of the whales demented tempos. Being a visual artist and animator he is the one responsible for the imagery of the band. Also one of the founding members of Orkid.
George is our elder, our “Baciu”(though just 7 weeks older than Vlad). He is the peacemaker & the pacemaker, the wise guy, the one that brings us confort and serenity. Also he is our first experienced musician, making the low frequency armonies of our band sound just as good as the whale sounds.
Donny is the ace in the whale’s sleeve. Building fantastic beasty instruments and making them sound just fantastic: Jouhikko/Talharpa, Tibetan Bowls, Wind Gong, Didgeridoo, Claves, Rattles, Shaman Drum. He also paints and does an amazing amount of things in the real life. And keeps the track of our gigs/deals and crazy spendings.
Vlad is always the one who shouts. During the gigs, the rehearsals and everything else. He seems immensely proud (and forever happy) of beeing the Howling Whale.
Our last videos:
Stargaze – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcQrmHkt-T0
Standstill – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdGa4rcV_mk
Our album – Standing Still in the Dark
All our videos – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNmnwzOTC4AqeQtDgbdBlew
Our page – https://www.facebook.com/OrkidBand/