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With their new critically acclaimed album Mesmeranto entering the official rock charts at number 18, and being voted number 4 in Top 10 Albums of 2019 by New York’s Big Takeover mag, the inspirational, award-winning electronic folk pioneers The Blackheart Orchestra take their music to a new, unexplored dimension. Described as “A mesmerising powerhouse” “An avant-garde musical utopia” and “One of the most extraordinary voices singing anywhere today” vocalist Chrissy Mostyn and multi-instrumentalist Rick Pilkington combine their classical influences with vintage synthesisers and ultra contemporary electronica to create music that takes over the senses.

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As emotionally charged as it is musically accomplished, expect sublime harmonies, beautiful guitar, piano and synthesiser playing and songwriting and arrangements that take the audience ”from heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song”. With awards including Best British Duo, a Limelight Progressive Music Award Nomination and being voted in the UK’s Top 4 Best New Bands, plus performances at the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall supporting the legendary Hawkwind, The Blackheart Orchestra are two voices and thirteen instruments that create a unique musical experience that is truly ground-breaking.

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“Ethereal” Daily Express

“A great band” BBC Radio 2

“Verges closer to an art installation than an album” Big Takeover Magazine USA

“Beautiful, powerful and inspiring” Steve Hackett, Genesis

“So stunning and beautiful that it reaches areas of your head and heart that you never knew existed”

Metal Planet

“Genuinely profound and evocative. A life-enhancing listening event” Louder Than War

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No.18 Official UK Rock Album Chart October 2019

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No.16 Official UK Independent Album Chart October 2019

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No.23 Official UK Progressive Album Chart

October 2019

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Voted No.4 in Top 10 Albums of 2019

Big Takeover Magazine New York

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Voted twice in Rock Writers’ Top 20 Albums of 2019

PROG Magazine UK

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Nominated for The Limelight Award

2018 Progressive Music Awards

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Winner ‘Best British Duo’ Exposure Music Awards

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“One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” Rock Society Magazine

“Pure five star, a perfect album, one that I will listen to for the rest of my life”

James Douglas KCW Today

“Easily one of my albums of the century” John Brodie-Good Gonzo Weekly

“Their songs are all stand-alone masterpieces” Fatea Magazine

“One of the truly great song-writing partnerships” Kensington Chelsea & Westminster Today

“Phenomenally talented – a fantastic show” Uber Rock

“Everything else almost seems boring in comparison” Rear View Mirror (Australia)

“Captivating, graceful and elegant” Maximum Volume

“The band’s fresh new sound is delicate and fragrant” PROG Magazine

“Listening to Mostyn’s voice for the first time is a breathtaking experience” After Dark

“Haunting, mysterious…impeccably technical and proficient” Steve Gould Midlands Metalheads

“These are the musicians that the creative musicians listen to” Scene & Heard

“A mesmerizing powerhouse – Mostyn’s vocals are a force to be reckoned with” Xune Magazine

“Expect the unexpected, a refreshing lack of boundaries” Louder Than War

“Liberating and unconventional – an avant-garde musical utopia with an impeccable vocal capability sending you weak at the knees” No Depression

“Wow…just wow!” Annie Haslam, Renaissance

“A special and singular voice” Highclouds

“Smouldering and brooding, a mesmerizing performance” Louder Than War

“Cinematic yet intimate, from intense and soaring to dreamy and tranquil…exquisite”

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“They remind us why music lifts us up” Dalton Delan, American Public Broadcasting (USA)

“From heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song” Western Star (Australia)

“An ethereal musical landscape, an enchanting masterpiece” Purple Revolver (UK)

“Absolute brilliance” A Journal of Musical Things (Canada)