Snow is a thin and chilly sheet draped across the shivering street beyond my window. This is not the spring we expected.
One us is abroad. One expectant. One temporarily embroiled in another project. One lost in the woods.
We have been quiet for a few weeks now and will remain so for a few weeks more. But now snow falls that doesn’t insult bulbs.
You will hear from us again, in the meantime listen to the silence.
The Glue Ensemble.
Orphx [ Sonic Groove / Hands ] Canada
Since the mid-1990s, Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey have been creating a unique fusion of techno, industrial, and electro-acoustic music. Using modular and analog synthesizers, software, location recordings and feedback circuits, Oddie and Sealey draw upon the darker tendencies of techno, electro, and dub, and combine these elements with the experimental aesthetics of early industrial music. Orphx has gained an international following as one of the pioneering acts within the European “rhythmic noise” scene and has more recently come to the attention of techno fans through their releases and remix work on Sonic Groove and Semantica.
They have performed in numerous countries around the world, appearing at celebrated venues such as Berghain (Berlin), Mutek (Montreal) and Qwartz (Paris), and sharing the stage with artists such as Alva Noto, Byetone, Laurie Anderson, Legowelt, Marcel Dettmann, Monolake, Pan Sonic and many others. Oddie and Sealey have also collaborated on audio / visual projects and exhibitions related to their musical work. Orphx have released nine albums and numerous singles on vinyl, cd and cassette. Their most recent work further develops a dark hybrid of techno, dub and industrial that has been met with critical acclaim from many of techno’s leading DJs.
Release date // 17th November 2012