New York City avant-rock combo Time of Orchids has evolved over the course of their career from metal-edged art-noise terrorists to a skewed, eclectic stew that draws freely from both the Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart axis and the calmer sonic world of 1960s European film soundtracks à la John Barry, Kryztof Komeda, and Ennio Morricone, as well as their prog metal and post-rock contemporaries. Time of Orchids was formed by keyboardist Chuck Stern and guitarist Charlie Looker, who drafted in bassist Jesse Krakow and drummer Keith Abrams to complete the lineup; Looker left the band in 2000, replaced by Will Redmond for the band's first self-released album, 2001's Melonwhisper. A heavy blend of metal and experimental music à la Mike Patton's Mr. Bungle, with some dub-like elements that recall early Public Image Ltd., Melonwhisper was ...
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