Movietone

She Smiled Mandarine Like/Orange Zero

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With Movietone, Flying Saucer Attack member Rachel Brook not only struck out on her own, but effectively outlined the pastoral psych-folk sound FSA pursued to stunning effect the following year on its own Further LP. Though more structured and conventionally melodic than Brook's work with FSA, "She Smiled Mandarine Like" is undoubtedly the creation of the same artist -- Kate Wright's hushed, intimate vocals and music box-like melody evoke the moment between waking and sleeping with haunting accuracy. "Orange Zero," reprised on Movietone's self-titled debut LP, even more closely calls to mind a lullaby -- at least until it erupts in a hallucinatory explosion of feedback and drums.