there are less than a handful of bands that can honestly say they were equally involved in the early 90’s noise scene, the mid 2000’s dark ambient scene, and what simultaneously emerged as the power noise movement in europe. orphx is one of these pioneers and have gracefully interwoven their tortured electronic architecture among the various subcultures of fringe electronics, while seamlessly continuing on to remain a vital part of the contemporary wave of industrial techno hysteria.
we are proud to present Oorphx 01/02, the double CD counterpart to the noble mannequin 2xLP vinyl release: archive 1993/1994.
edition of 300. design by juan mendez.
further notes on what is included:
disc one: compiled from orphx 01, originally released in an edition of 100 cassettes on the xcreteria label in november 1993. recorded, mixed, and mastered september to november 1993 at the pit in dundas, canada. all tracks by rich oddie (synthesizers, metal percussion, voice), christina sealey (reel to reel tape machines), and aron west (synthesizers, sequencing, metal percussion). additional tracks "veil of dream" and "beautiful wreckage" were originally recorded in june 1994 and reworked and remastered by oddie in 2016. "terminal posture" was recorded live at sublimatus studios in dundas on may 8, 1994, and previously released as "fragmentation (live 05/08/94)" on the xcreteria volume one compilation in 1995. "live fragment" was recorded live at the bertram and sons foundry in dundas on october 21, 1994.
disc two: compiled from orphx 02, originally released in an edition of 100 cassettes on the xcreteria label in april 1994. recorded direct to 4-track at the pit on december 29, 1993. mixed and mastered by oddie at cloverhill in february 1994. all tracks by rich oddie (synthesizers, drum machine, metal percussion, voice), christina sealey (sampler, reel to reel tape machines), and aron west (synthesizers, tools, metal percussion).