The year 2011 might earn a place in history for many reasons; among music fans, however, it marks the launch of Reznor’s Orchid, the debut album from We Govern We.
We Govern We is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Panos Scourtis and Anna Karakalos, who cut their teeth in the acclaimed Greek alternative rock band, Sigmatropic, where they opened for, and collaborate with, artists like Moby, Nick Cave, and Carla Torgerson (of The Walkabouts).
Moving from Greece to California, WGW soon found the right collaborators in Adrian Burke and John Boutin (formerly of Gwenmars). The finishing touch and ultimate vote of confidence is provided by producer and resident sage Daniel Ash, of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets fame.
Reznor’s Orchid is not so much a debut album as it is a carefully crafted music box, giving insights into the band’s multiple influences, and featuring a balanced mix of the band’s many facets.
From the radio-friendly riff of "Come Atlantis" and the mystical power of the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired track, "Annabel Lee," to the powerful cover of Tears for Fears’ "Shout," We Govern We has created a showpiece of immediate allure and enduring power.
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