Orphx

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Biography

  • Orphx have been creating their unique fusion of rhythm and noise since the 1990s, combining elements of techno with the experimental techniques and critical spirit of industrial music.
    One of the most highly respected acts in both techno and industrial circles, Orphx (Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey) have been refining their signature fusion of hypnotic rhythms and experimental noise for many years. They began in the early 90s with a raw sound inspired by old school industrial but soon began incorporating elements of dub, techno and electro into their work. Orphx built up an international following as one of the pioneering acts within the European "rhythmic noise" scene. More recently their work has come to the attention of techno fans through a series of acclaimed releases on the Sonic Groove label, collaborative work with the likes of Ancient Methods and Justin Broadrick, and remixes for many artists including Conrad Schnitzler, Front Line Assembly, Oscar Mulero, Perc, and Svreca. Oddie and Sealey have performed around the world at celebrated venues such as Berghain and Tresor, and festivals such as Berlin Atonal, Movement, Mutek, and Unsound. They are renowned for their improvised performances, combining software with modular synthesizer and other hardware. Building on a sprawling back catalogue that stretches across industrial, ambient, and techno, their recent output has demonstrated that Orphx are both pioneers and innovators in the fusion of rhythm and noise. - Pull Proxy
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    Selected discography

    Fragmentation 4xLP box set (hospital productions, 2020) Light Bringer 2xLP (hospital productions, 2019) w/ JK Flesh Learn To Suffer 12" (sonic groove, 2018) 01/02 2xCD (hospital productions, 2017) Archive 1993/1994 2xLP (mannequin, 2017) Pitch Black Mirror 2xLP / CD (sonic groove / hands, 2016) Summer Solstice 12" (khemia, 2015) split w/ Rrose Eschaton II 12" (token, 2015) w/ Ancient Methods The Sonic Groove Releases Pt. 2 (hymen, 2015) Sacrifice 12" (sonic groove, 2014) The Sonic Groove Releases Pt. 1 (hymen, 2014) Eschaton I 12" (token, 2014) w/ Ancient Methods Boundary Conditions 12" (sonic groove, 2013) Hunger Knows No Law 12" (sonic groove, 2012) Radiotherapy CD (hands, 2011) Traces 12" (sonic groove, 2011) Black Light 12" (sonic groove, 2010) Division 12" (sonic groove, 2009) Teletai 2xCD (hands, 2008) Insurgent Flows CD (hands 2005) Circuitbreaking CD / 12" (hymen, 2004) Interference CD (hands, 2003) w/ The Infant Cycle Sealey / Oddie / Spybey (hushush, 2003) w/ Mark Spybey Chalice 10" (auf abwegen, 2002) Other Voices 12" (hands, 2002) The Living Tissue CD / 2xLP + videotape (hands, 2001) Surface 12" (hands, 2000) Vita Mediativa CD (hands, 1998) Nullity 10" (hands, 1997) The Final Moments C60 (third force, 1997) w/ En Nihil Fragmentation CD (malignant, 1996) Obsession and Progress C60 (bloodlust, 1995) 02 C60 (xcreteria, 1994) 01 C60 (xcreteria, 1993) Remixes: ASC, Auto De Fe, Blackhouse, Contagious Orgasm, Dead Sound + Videohead, Ricardo Donoso, Drumcell, Erika, Essaie Pas, Roebin de Frietas, Ricardo Garduno, Giorgio Gigli & Obtane, Wata Igarashi, Kalter Ende, LCEDP, Mlada Fronta, MTD + Tracy, Oscar Mulero, Nomeansno, NX1, Perc, Jose Pouj, Pulse One, Tomohiko Sagae, Conrad Schnitzler, Solvent, Sonar, Svreca, Systemic, Luigi Tozzi & Ntogn, Traversable Wormhole, Typhoid, Uncto, Michal Wolski, Xabec