song premiere: tiny world
“The track features a suavely entrancing vocal presence accompanied by fleeting flutes, a jazzy rhythm section, dramatic organs, and a Talk Talk-esque melodic pull. It’s an engrossing effort from start to finish, one that has us anticipating the upcoming full-length.”
Song Premiere: Heartless
“Orion is a songwriter placing sincerity at the forefront of his work, and it is the emotional connection, not the innovative and quirky style, that becomes the primary focus.”
-Various Small Flames
scientist of sound
"To say recording one of his songs live requires a serious attention to details is an understatement."
-72 Hours Feature
celebrity playlist: kai orion
"Kai Orion is one of our favorite artists in the history of forever, and his 2015 set, “Pots & Pans,” was nothing short of a masterpiece."
A Q&A with Kai Orion
"Kai Orion is heading to Frederick Coffee Co. to perform and goodness, gracious you should care. Why? Because if you remember, he released one of the most brilliant albums we’ve ever heard a couple years ago."
pots & Pans Album review
"Kai Orion's 'Pots & Pans' is, without question, the most ambitious record of 2015... the nuances are many. The ingenuity is unparalleled. The execution is mind-blowing. The end result is genius. A secret world, indeed."
-The Frederick News Post
Song Premiere: Beautiful Darkness
"Beautiful Darkness has a Peter Gabriel vibe (somewhere between 1986's So and 2002's Up which is a good thing) that isn't nearly as prevalent as one might imagine in today's pop spectrum"
-Brightest Young Things
Listening Party: Quiet Love
"Just when you think you’ve heard every unconventional musical idea, someone comes along to let you know that you haven’t. What makes these unconventional methods especially interesting is when they are used to make music that has more conventional structure."
glory in sound: kai orion
"The amount of creativity and work that has gone into creating Pots & Pans is astounding. Kai Orion has taken the sounds from life and turned them into something beautiful."
-Glory in Sound