In 2002, the decision was made to produce an album and the long process of writing material began. In late 2004 the band found the studio (based in the Mendip Hills in Somerset) and the co-producer (Corin Dingley) that suited them…..and so the recording began.
The album was entirely self funded and therefore did not happen quickly. The studio time was financed with money from gigs and from the licensing of other music. The band would visit the studio every six months or so for 1-3 days and hence, the album took three years to record and mix. Bethany Porter joined the band on the last recording session and added some stunning cello and vocals.
The album is titled ‘ember’. It has a very live feel and consists of 13 tracks ranging from mellow acoustic singer/songwriter style songs to funk and heavy rock. The band have produced 150 limited edition copies of the album which are encased in wooden CD cases and branded with the Orangutan ‘triskele’ symbol. The copper brand was heated in a fire and then stamped on the front of each cover making these limited edition copies extremely unique.
A tour is planned to promote the album in 2009.