Dark Orange

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Dark Orange
Genres Ethereal Wave
Dream pop
Years active 1990–1993, 2008 - Present
Labels Kalinkaland, Hyperium, Deathwish Office
Associated acts 24 Hours
Members Katrin Wegener (Voice)
Dirk Ritter (Guitar)
Michelle (Bass)
Olivier Goyet (Keyboards / Programming)
Past members Christoph Leffmann (Bass)
Malte Neumann (Keyboards)
Stephan Böhme (Drums)
Andreas (Drums)

Dark Orange is an Ethereal wave band from Hamburg, Germany and is probably best known for their gothic rendition of Paul Simon's "Sounds of Silence".

Dark Orange's last release with Hyperium records "The Sea Is My Soul", taken from their album "The Garden of Poseidon", was released under the alias 24 Hours and drastically remixed by Mark Tibenham of And Also the Trees.

The band went relatively unknown to American audiences, until 1998 when Cleopatra Records released "The Sea Is My Soul" (as 24 Hours) on the compilation "Heavenly Voices".

Dark Orange announced a reunion in 2008. In 2009 a single followed and the band announced that a new album would be released in May, 2010 on the Kalinkaland label, produced by Folker Alberts and Mastered by Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins.[1][2]

Discography[edit]

EPs and Albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1990 Dahlia Deathwish Office
1991 Oleander Hyperium
1993 The Garden of Poseidon Hyperium
1993 Breathing the Water (Live) Benton Tapes
2010 Clouds, Paperships and Fallen Angels Kalinkaland
2012 Horizont[3] Kalinkaland

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart
Album Label
1992 "Sounds of Silence" - The Garden of Poseidon Hyperium
1993 "The Sea Is My Soul" - The Garden of Poseidon Hyperium
2009 "Monkey Business" - Clouds, Paperships and Fallen Angels Kalinkaland
2012 "Butterflies" - Horizont Kalinkaland
2012 "Traumwandler" - Horizont Kalinkaland
2012 "Dagger (Special Remix)" - Horizont Self-Release[4]

Promotional Music Videos[edit]

Year Song
1993 "The Sea Is My Soul"
2009 "Monkey Business"
2012 "Butterflies (Robin Gutherie Mix)"
2012 "Traumwandler"
2016 "Halt Mich Auf"[5]

Compilations[edit]

Year Title Label Song Additional information
1991 Bouquet of Dreams Dark Star "Rose Grower" (from Dahlia) Release by Dark Star, a sidelabel of Strange Ways.
1998 Heavenly Voices Cleopatra "The Sea Is My Soul (Northern Dreamland Mix)" U.S. release of the European Heavenly Voices compilations.

References[edit]

  • Discogs The most complete and authoritative music discography.
  • Eyesore The web's largest Industrial/Gothic music index.