The Orchis are a band from the U.K that plays a mixture of pagan, neo, psychedelic and dark folk and this is a review of t heir 1996 album "A Thousand Winters" which was released by Infinite Fog Productions.
Drums are all slow playing with some percussion work being used at times, while the flutes bring a very 60's orientated and medieval feeling to the music, as for t he acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords and combine pagan, neo, psychedelic and dark folk together to create a sound of their own along with some electic guitar leads, drone sounding synths and effects.
Vocals are mostly clean singing female and male folk vocals with some spoken word parts being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover Nature and Paganism themes, a s for the production it has a very strong, powerful and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that a re present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion The Orchis are a very great sounding hybrid of pagan, neo, psychedelic and dark folk music and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Horseman" "Arcadia" "He Walks In Water" and "Winter". RECOMMENDED BUY.