Minor Victories – Orchestral Variations – 180 Gram, 2XLP, 2017
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. British alt-rock supergroup Minor Victories (featuring vocalist Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), guitarists Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Justin Lockey (Editors), and film-maker James Lockey)- present Orchestral Variations, instrumental interpretations of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut. “I don’t really know that much about music in terms of theory, notes, scales etc. I generally just f*** about with things until it sounds right to my ear… So I guess to call this album ‘Orchestral Variations,’ it would have to be in the loosest ever sense of the term. When we were putting together the Minor Victories album, a lot of the music came about through string arrangements, motifs, melodies, counter melodies and other such noodlings I was messing about with.