Frank Ocean’s Orchestra Reveal Studio Secrets
When someone got in touch the other day and asked if we’d like to have a chat with the coolest orchestra in the world, we had a little think and decided, “Yes, we would like to have a chat with the coolest orchestra in the world, thank you very much for checking.” And how could we not? The London Contemporary Orchestra has, since its formation by Robert Ames and Hugh Brunt in 2008, been the creative force behind some of the most amazing classical compositions and avant-garde pop music this side of the century. Frequent collaborators with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, the orchestra has worked on his band’s last record A Moon Shaped Pool, as well as with Justice, Mica Levi, Actress and the ever-reliable Boiler Room (told you they were cool). Lending psychedelic flourishes to both Frank Ocean’s Blonde and EndlessLPs, we asked Robert and Hugh to spill their studio secrets and guess what? They didn’t disappoint. Check it out, with no strings attached, below.