Orthorexia by Steve Combs
I actually find it very strange how things do not go at all the way you think they will. After releasing "Is OK", my all-acoustic EP, I told myself I was done making the little electronic jingles from the past two albums. I thought maybe I would get enough songs together for an album of acoustic instrumentals, and after a year I would have another. I'm basically saying that I did not plan to make this kind of music. But less than a week after that EP came out, I was almost subconciously recording the songs that would populate this album. Even still, this was the first album that I didn't think of as a side project to the acoustics, and I think I threw myself wholly into writing and recording strange little songs.
Thus, I present to you "Orthorexia"! This album shares its name with an eating disorder, but that is merely a coincidence. These mononym-laden songs range from a wall of horns on "Action" to the spacey "Fine" and the percussive stylings of Richard M. Nixon on "Watergate". Yes, even back then I was sampling our favorite perpetually paranoid 37th president. On this re-release I've also included a song called "Free Jazz", which was never released but I think it's very good. 8 original songs and 7 remixes are also included. Without further ado then, ladies and gentlemen, I give you "Orthorexia".
Over the coming months, I'll be re-releasing every one of my albums to celebrate one year of making music. I'll put up these new versions on the Free Music Archive every Monday afternoon through March and April, and they will appear in other places later in the week.
The re-releases contain the original tracks, their remixes, and various non-album tracks that I've accumulated over the past year. This project is meant to streamline my discography and create a complete, definitive body of work.
I hope you enjoy!