"An arbitrary succession of more or less irritating sounds"

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Himmel Kikker

Four typically pungent tastes of Orphax that nonetheless take the drone guise of Moving Furniture's Sietse van Erve into some less familiar territory - intense as ever, but here accommodating Die Helden's "beats & (hidden) melodies" & the work in progress Untitled marking "my first attempt at such minimal music".

Die Helden is the newest release in this selection, but the oldest music. A remastered version of a rich live performance from back in 2005, it sets a chattering martial beat alongside looping metallic sheen, backwards scurries & film-found sounds - & sends these ears back to Orphax's rich run of early releases like NetstockFest (also from 2005).

Untitled is a wobbly, insectoid (as SoundCloud commenter vuhmusic rightly puts it) thrill. A classic 20-minute van Erve workout, it pairs a bassy buzz with a satisfying swish - & will probably sound even better with the addition of those higher frequencies threatened later on in the piece...

Oh, & Orphax's swirling, layered take on his kissing cousin was cited here a while ago as a highlight of the new Erstlaub remix album on Broken20. It still is.

"Die Helden Sind Nicht Mehr' is a quote taken from the motion picture Himmel Über Berlin. This reference also comes back in the music where several different samples from the film are used.

The music is quite a drift away from what you are used from me. There are beats and (hidden) melodies.

All music was recorded at a live performance in Theater Kikker on February 15th, 2005. So it can be considered as an old recording, but the sound is still fresh and got an edit in November 2010, after which it got mastered by Jos Smolders."

"This is a work in progress. But I like to hear peoples opinions as this is the first time I have ever done this kind of minimal sounds.

What you hear here is a recording I have done at the Castle Space Sound festival in Baarlo begin December, 2010. At the moment I am in the process of working on edited versions of it. This is the first version.

What you hear is a few loops I recorded from my own voice which are changed in a very slow pace that most of the changes you notice are created by in and out of phase of the sound.

Because this is my first attempt at such minimal music I am now looking for opinions from various people, so please go ahead and let me know what you think.

The plan is to make this in a future EP release (3" CD-R) or something that is based on a similar idea behind the sound."

"This piece is a very minimal piece specially for an installation about Volcano's in Science museum Museon in Den Haag, The Netherlands. This is one of the two pieces I have been working on. The other one is still in the process of being finished and is the explosive part of the volcano.

Maximum volume yields maximum effect. Please remember that SoundCloud compression isn't really good. When you hear the original it is pretty intense."

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