Orbit Service to release new track on cancer benefit comp
Orbit Service, the experimental/psychedelic pop outfit of Randall Frazier, will be appearing on the upcoming compilation MOM. The disc is a benefit for Beta-lactam Rings Records owner Chris McBeth's mother, who has cancer. "[McBeth and I] have become very close friends over the past few years. His mother was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer, and so he asked a few of his label's artists to contribute tracks for the benefit of his mother," Frazier explains. "I was honored that he asked me to be a part alongside some of my biggest influences, including the Legendary Pink Dots, Nurse With Wound and Nadja."
The Service is contributing "Reap," a new track that marks the act's return from hiatus. The new incarnation is basically Frazier with Danish producer Kim G. Hansen of the group Antenne, although numerous other local performers are contributing including Brian Gerhard and Dennis Swanson, plus a special guest appearance by Elin Palmer on violin. You can hear the track on the act's MySpace page. And if you like it, you'll be pleased to hear a new album is in the works, which should be coming sometime in 2010.