"Sounding much like a cross between The Dap-Kings and Breakestra, L.A.'s Orgone keeps the hotness of the recent retro-soul revival coming; (former) lead singer Fanny Franklin fits in very nicely between Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse. As befits the band's name, Orgone's sound is quite organic, rooted in soul, funk, boogaloo, and jazz, with a classic appeal that's nevertheless contemporary...If smooth, soulful funk with jazzy arrangements makes you sweat, you just found your new favorite band."
"By the time the listener gets to the nasty, distorted, finger-popping, ass waggling "Crabby Ali" -- where the deep brewed, second-line New Orleans old-school funk goes head to head with the gloss of L.A.'s Tower of Power styled horn charts -- it feels like the party's just getting started."
- All Music
Orgone dropped Cali Fever, their second album for Ubiquity earlier this year. They have also played a ton of dates including Jazz Fest, the High Sierra Festival, been touring with the Roots, and Greyboy Allstars, and opening for bands as varied as Snoop Dogg, Sharon Jones and Gil Scott-Heron. With new management pushing Orgone out to as many dates as they can handle, the band have been selling out of merch on every road trip - so they decided that it was time for a new album for their newfound and rapidly expanding fanbase.
Somehow, amidst their insane schedule they have put together a brand new, exclusive and all-instrumental album for Ubiquity called Killion Vaults.
Showcasing the bands instrumental side the album plays (and looks!) like an old-school “library record” – packed with tunes for movies as yet unmade, and chase-scenes not yet driven. Like every Orgone record it shifts through multiple gears encompassing sly downtempo funk like the Hammond-drenched “Dramatic Times” and “The Interloper,” to bouncing percussion driven joints like “Counting One You” and “Impala,” while “Water Pot Pans” and “Dead Reckoning” add a nice new psychedelic-cinematic dimension to the Orgone sound.
Killion Vaults could easily be mistaken for a rare old collectible release, but as with all Orgone productions they made their blend of live organics as beefy as possible so it’s a great DJ record as much as it is a good listen.