Saturday, April 04, 2009

Pencil in some time for Origami Biro

BASED a mere stone's throw away from Loughborough in Nottingham, Origami Biro make some of the most delicate and beautiful electronica I've heard.
Based around live acoustic instrumentation, principally guitar and double bass, the group - Tom Hill of Wauvenfold and Penfold Plum fame alongside Andy Tytherleigh - use samples to accentuate the prominence of all the incidental creaks and reverberations and scrapes and noises that come with playing an acoustic instrument.
To this mixture of simple melodies and accentuated ambience they add the subtlest of beats, and hey presto - it's like a disco in a National Trust property.
You can hear three of the group's tracks on their myspace page.


  1. I have never heard of any of the albums you list here - where do you get them? Are there any samples on youtube, etc?

  2. Thanks for your interest and for dropping by.
    Most of the albums I review I post about before they are released, which is usually the following Monday (in the UK at least).
    I get hold of them as promo CDs or downloads from PR companies or record labels direct in return for promoting them, but you can look up artists on websites like Myspace or Last.FM to hear for yourself.


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