Also known as'O'rang
OriginLondon, England
Years active1992–1996
LabelsThe Echo Label
Past membersLee Harris
Paul Webb

.O.rang (or 'O'rang) is an English experimental music project led by former Talk Talk members Lee Harris and Paul Webb, with a shifting cast of guest musicians.

.O.rang's music exhibits more culturally diverse influences than Talk Talk. Webb has commented "We used to be in a reggae band when we were younger... The Talk Talk thing was always very Westernized, and we were listening to other kinds of world music."[1] Among other elements, the project draws on dub, Krautrock, post-rock, and world fusion music.

The group's first album, Herd of Instinct (1994), was recorded similarly to Talk Talk's later albums: guest musicians played hours of improvisational material, then the performances were ed down and pieced together. However, in contrast to Talk Talk, the song structures were not planned before being recorded. Paul Webb explained, "it was recorded before it was written."[1] Guests on the album included former Bark Psychosis leader Graham Sutton and Portishead singer Beth Gibbons (who at the time applied to become the group's singer, before Portishead's growing success removed this possibility).

After several false starts, a second album - 1996's Fields and Waves - was recorded. This album was more Krautrock-oriented and more structured in terms of composition, as well as being more focused around the core duo of Webb and Harris.[2]

An album with the working title of Loudhailer No. 19) was projected for release in 2001, but remains unreleased.

In April of 2020, .O.Rang released an album entitled "Orang's Strangest Decade."



  1. ^ a b Dave Robinson, "Of Masks and Men Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine," Future Music, October 1994.
  2. ^ Matt Ffytche, "substation ZERO Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine," The Wire, August 1996.

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