European tour: May 2014
We'll be back in Europe for a three week tour in May, followed by an appearance at the Detroit Movement festival and other dates throughout the year. We are presently looking for additional shows in Europe between May 2 and 15. Interested promoters, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The first release from our new collaboration with Ancient Methods is out now on Token Records. Available from Hard Wax, Boomkat, Juno, Forced Exposure, Bent Crayon, Deejay, Decks, Chemical Records, Norman Records, Beatport and many more.
"Outstanding Industrial / Doom rooted Techno bomb" - Hard Wax
"Ancient Methods and Orphx team up for a proper industrial techno session on Token. This sh*t kicks like Thor's size 12's, forging fearsome new alloys from traces of black metal, industrial-strength drums and up-to-the-moment electronic treatments. 'Age Of Iron' attacks first with pickaxe snares and billowing, mutant bass shapes and 'Kali' wreaks havoc with pendulous kicks and cattle-prod stabs bound to leave internal bruising. The cavernous reverb treatments and deftly spaced drums of 'Seven Signs' make for the most impressive highlight, cleaving the gloom between proper industrial and techno, and 'Degenerate' shifts into ragged hi-tech syncopation reminding of AM's best cuts with Regis as Ugandan Methods" - Boomkat
Boundary Conditions 12"
The fifth Orphx release on Sonic Groove is now available from Hard Wax, Juno, Boomkat, Clone, Redeye and many other distributors. You can also order copies direct from us here: http://orphx.bandcamp.com/album/boundary-conditions
"EBM leaning, dark, heavy, fresh Techno EP - TIP!" - Hard Wax
"razor sharp metallic riffs and an incessant percussive build... 9/10" - DJ Mag
"With numerous vinyl, CD and cassette releases over the past 20 years, Orphx are true techno veterans. Boundary Conditions sees them continue to blur the lines between techno, industrial and noise music with stellar results. 'Outcast' begins with a tunnelling bass pulse, slowly giving way to savagely distorted synth blasts, gradually building to a frenzy of broken noise. 'Vanishing Point' is similarly beautiful in its abrasiveness, coating its simple beat with distorted drum rolls and delicate tones, while 'Periphery' takes a gentler approach letting its textures and rhythms unfold and breathe in more cavernous surroundings. Once again the duo prove why they one of techno's most enduring outfits" - Juno
"Uncompromising, EBM-infected techno from Canada's revered Orphx duo. 'Outcast' makes subtle virtue of pensively building arrangement reaching a lip-biting climax of distortion and sour synth discord shackled to bone-breaking kicks. 'Vanishing Point' is stripped down, optimised industrial techno with elemental dynamics, and 'Periphery' steps off into abyssal bass oscillations and low-slung industrial swing.' - Boomkat
Short interview + 60 minute DJ mix
Secret Thirteen podcast and interview
and 90 minute DJ mix: : http://secretthirteen.org/secret-thirteen-mix-050-orphx/
Smoke Machine podcast
Hunger Knows No Law
Aavailable on vinyl and/or digital download from Juno, Hard Wax, Boomkat, Decks, Beatport and many other distributors, or direct from us at www.orphx.bandcamp.com.
"Twisted, tangled rhythms and fuzzy, feedback-filled sub bass lingering with intent in the background... 'Hunger' sounds like Orphx wanted to choose between the club and their natural habitat and decided this to head back into darkness" - Juno
"Hovering precariously between industrial techno and rhythmic noise, this plate is thrilling. It's also packed with laser effects and all manner of panning insanity" - Foxy Digitalis
An extensive Orphx profile and interview by music journalist Richard Brophy
Our most recent full-length studio album, Radiotherapy, is available from Boomkat, Juno and other fine distributors, or direct from us at www.orphx.bandcamp.com.
"A new stunning piece of modern industrialism. This is one more masterpiece to add to the impressive discography of this Canadian project" - Side Line
"Another fine piece of electronica from Orphx, displaying typically inventive use of synthesizers and sequencers, covering a diverse range of sounds constructed into some very imaginative compositions" - Connexion Bizarre
"Piercing, vivid, and full of dynamic range, Orphx is unrelenting in their mission to achieve sonic power for mind and body" - Igloo Magazine
"One of this year's best techno albums" - Juno
Traces 12" on Sonic Groove
Available from Sonic Groove and through numerous distributors, including Boomkat, Juno, Word & Sound. Samples can be heard at www.soundcloud.com/orphx, and some copies are available from us at www.orphx.bandcamp.com
"Suitable for only the dankest of basements" - Resident Advisor
"At a time when every producer is trying to make 'tunnel' techno, 'Traces', like their recent 'Black Light', is further proof that no-one embraces the dark side better than Orphx" - DJ Mag
"Dark techno may be a very current sound, but there are few producers who come close to emulating the alluring noise that Orphx make. If you want to disappear down techno's wormhole, then this is the soundtrack to guide you" - Juno
Designed by the infamous Mike Long (check out http://22816.edicypages.com/en for more of his weird work) and available in white w/ black lettering, or black w/ white lettering. Sizes: S, M, L and XL. T-shirts are $15 each plus shipping ($2 in Canada, $4 to US, $8 elsewhere). To order, contact email@example.com (payment via PayPal to "firstname.lastname@example.org")
Orphx on Bandcamp
Our music is now available for download at www.orphx.bandcamp.com. Our live sets from Berghain (2012) and Mutek (2010) are available here, along with many of our recent releases and a growing back catalogue that stretches back to the early 1990s. The site offers both digital downloads and mail order merchandise. With Bandcamp, artists receive 85% of the profit from downloads - a much better arrangement than iTunes, Beatport and similar sites. We would like to sincerely thank all those who have been showing their support for our music through this site !