Confluence

Orp proudly present "Confluence", a new track that we premiered at our recent concert at the Rhiz. We've made a video for it from super-8 footage that Horst shot in the late 1980s, and there's a 3-track EP with two versions of "Confluence" (a meditative and a psychedelic one) on all major streaming sites and on Bandcamp, where you can also download the tracks in several audio formats.

Track titles:

  1. "Confluence" (33:30)
  2. "Of the Magnificent Sea" (10:05)
  3. "Confluence (Alternate Version)" (29:17)

Download in MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV: Bandcamp

It has been a pleasure.

Thanks to the friendly crew at Rhiz - Peter for booking us, Milena for helping with the setup, and Nik at the bar for quenching our thirst.

Thanks to Deedee and Elly for manning/womanning the ticket and merch desk at short notice.

Thanks to everyone who came to listen. We hope you had a good time. We sure did.

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Photo: Horst Prillinger

Upcoming concert 24 April @ Rhiz

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Less than two weeks to go until our concert at Rhiz Vienna! We're pretty chuffed to see that we made it into Falter's "recommended" listings. One reason more for you to join us that night.

Kosmophon Ambient: Orp @ Rhiz, 24.04.2019

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We will be playing at Rhiz Vienna as part of their "Kosmophon Ambient" series. We are using this opportunity to present our latest album "Orp 4" and even newer material. It will be an evening of long, immersive soundscapes and textures that move in between the spaces referred to as "ambient", "minimal", "drone" or "experimental".

"Orp 4", our fourth album, was released in February and is a 72 minute tour de force through a range of musical genres that move in slow motion and foreground textures rather than melodies. Recorded only with electric guitars, electric cello and electric muurni khuur, the soundscapes have a very unique character, even though there are some musical reference points such as Fripp & Eno, Earth, Pink Floyd Philip Glass' early minimalist works.

Concert Line-Up:
Mig O'Rourke - electric cello, muurni khuur
Horst Prillinger - electric guitar, percussion

Venue:
Rhiz, U-Bahnbogen 37-38. Lerchenfelder Gürtel, 1080 Wien
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Schedule:
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
- 20:00 - doors open
- 21:00 - concert

"Orp 4" out now!

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Good news! Our new album, simply entitled "Orp 4" has now been released and is available on audio CD and through all major streaming and download sites.

"Orp 4" is a huge step forward in our musical development: largely based on electric guitars and electric cello (no piano this time!), it is harder, more hypnotic and more uncompromising than our previous releases. At 9 tracks and 72 minutes, it is also our longest and most intense release to date.

Orders through our Bandcamp page are particularly appreciated as it is us, not some faceless company, who receives the largest share of what you pay for it. To show our gratitude, all orders through Bandcamp come with 4 exclusive bonus tracks not available elsewhere.

For those of you who love to touch physical objects, we have a very cool-looking CD in a digipak with photographs by ourselves truly, exclusively available on our Bandcamp page. Of course the CD also includes the download for all 9 album tracks and the 4 bonus tracks. All orders come with our infinite gratitude for supporting our project.

Track titles:

  1. "Our Delicate Wall of Sound"
  2. "Fungicide"
  3. "We Come From Planet Earth"
  4. "Currents"
  5. "Catapult 234H1"
  6. "You Don't Want to Know"
  7. "In My Dream, I'm Dancing to a Slow Tune"
  8. "Intergalactic Holistic Train Wreck"
  9. "I'm Not in Your Book"

The total running time of this album is approx. 72 minutes.

Orders

Order CD or digital album in MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV: Bandcamp

Orp is an ambient chamber jazz ensemble featuring Mig O'Rourke (electric cello, electric guitar, muurni khuur, theremin) and Horst Prillinger (electric guitar, electric piano, electric sitar, bass guitar). The band plays in a distinct style located between minimal music, drone, and ambient music, making extensive use of improvisation.

Peace on Earth

Orp wish you a merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Here's our Christmas gift to you, a new recording from last week. Enjoy, and spread peace.

Free Download in MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV: Bandcamp

Orp is an ambient chamber jazz ensemble featuring Mig O'Rourke (electric cello, electric guitar, muurni khuur, theremin) and Horst Prillinger (electric guitar, electric piano, electric sitar, bass guitar). The band plays in a distinct style located between minimal music, drone, and ambient music, making extensive use of improvisation.

Coming soon: "Orp 4"

We are in the final stages of preparing our new album, simply entitled "Orp 4", which will be released on February 1st, 2019. The album will be available as audio stream, file download, and physical CD.

The album can be pre-ordered from 22 December 2018 on our Bandcamp page. Any pre-order helps us finance the release and is much, much appreciated. For your pre-order, you receive our gratitude, immediate download of three tracks, and the full download (plus the CD, if you pre-ordered it) as soon as the album is released.

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In My Dream, I'm Dancing to a Slow Tune

This fall has been very productive, so we have yet another new video for you: "In My Dream, I'm Dancing to a Slow Tune". It's, as you may have guessed, a slow tune.

This one started with a reverse loop which I made more or less by accident and which I felt suggested a dance move. It seemed logical to use it for a video, so I searched the Prelinger Archive for videos on dancing, found something, modified it, and then went back to the studio, took our track "Slow Industrial Tune", which we had recorded on October 15th, added the loop, recorded two additional new guitar tracks, and voilà. Enjoy, and dance.

Currents

In our quest to provide interesting video content, we have combined our track "Currents", recorded in July, with footage from a 1945 educational film on the principles of electricity. So listen and learn. Or be confused.

Orp Provide Soundtrack for Czech Theater Promo Clip

Orp have been commissioned to create the soundtrack for a promotional video clip of the Czech Theater's stage production of Karel Čapek's Rossum's Universal Robots. Performances will be on November 3, 4 and 11 at the Music Lab in Brno.

The track was specifically created for this video and is called "Robot Two (Soundtrack Version)".

O'R.P part ways with their apostrophe and their full stop and become Orp

"It was time to reconsider our relationship with the apostrophe and the full stop," says Horst Prillinger, co-founder and guitarist of the band now known as plain and simple Orp. "They made us look incredibly cool, but the downside was that they were just too cool to be found on the Internet." With most search engines, most notably Spotify's and Amazon's simply refusing to return any search results, Prillinger and co-founder O'Rourke decided to ditch the punctuation. "Being cool is one thing, but it's useless if nobody finds our music online."

Orp are currently in the process of renaming their various online presences and uploaded tracks, which should all sport the new band name in the next couple of days. The URLs for their websites will remain unchanged.

Because We Knew That This Is What Would Happen

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We didn't exactly know that the music on this album would happen; in fact, several of the musical turns we took and developments which evolved surprised us. It was really a lot of other thngs that happened in the world around us that weren't really unpredictable, and in some ways this album is our musical, if, for outsiders, possibly cryptic response to it.

Much of this was recorded in or around April 2018, with a few tracks from a bit earlier thrown in. The electric piano that dominated our sound on our first releases has been relegated to a minor role; we moved on, not leaving it behind, but letting other sounds move in. And no, we ddn't know that this would happen. It just did.

The album is available digitally via Bandcamp as well as through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Juno, eMusic and other digital music sites from 29 June 2018.

Track titles:

  1. "Accumulator" (8:21)
  2. "Tomahawk" (8:52)
  3. "The Loner" (5:49)
  4. "Urban Resonator" (6:54)
  5. "Akbé" (8:41)
  6. "Truth Be Told" (11:17)

Orders

Download digital album in MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV: Bandcamp

Orp is an ambient chamber jazz ensemble featuring Mig O'Rourke (electric cello, theremin) and Horst Prillinger (electric guitar, electric piano, sitar, bass). The band plays in a distinct style located between minimal music, drone, and ambient music, making extensive use of improvisation.

Our First Concert: June 2nd @ Donaukanaltreiben Festival

ORP-500x500-3.jpgHere is your first chance to see us live in performance: we are playing live at this year's Donaukanaltreiben Festival. Our hosts will be the nice people at Das Werk, and we will be playing a selection of old and very new stuff, ranging from minimal ambient to post-rock.

June 2nd, 2018
19:00 hrs
Admission is free. Just show up and enjoy the music.

More information at donaukanaltreiben.at

Das Werk
Spittelauer Lände 12 / Stadtbahnbogen 331
1090 Wien
U4 & U6 Spittelau

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Full Circle

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Our most complex recording to date, FULL CIRCLE is a 32-minute tour de force that stretches our blend of ambient chamber jazz well into post-rock territory. Making extensive use of electric guitars, it represents yet another expansion of our musical vocabulary.

The album is available digitally via Bandcamp as well as through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Juno, eMusic and other digital music sites from 27 April 2018.

Track titles:

  1. "Full Circle" (32:00)

Orders

Download digital album in MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV: Bandcamp

Orp is an ambient chamber jazz ensemble featuring Mig O'Rourke (electric cello, theremin) and Horst Prillinger (electric guitar, electric piano, sitar, bass). The band plays in a distinct style located between minimal music, drone, and ambient music, making extensive use of improvisation.

Eidetic Memory

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Our first album proper, EIDETIC MEMORY represents our musical evolution and is a step up from our previous efforts. Rather than just a collection of tracks, we tried to create a cohesive listening experience around a sonic concept. We wanted to lose much of the bleakness present in some of our early work, go for a warmer, more welcoming sound and create something of a musical narrative in the process.

The result turned out to be more cinematic than we had expected. We now think of this as a soundtrack for an imaginary movie. The plot of the movie is summarized in the track titles, and we hope that you can see the movie in your mind's eye as the music plays.

A limited edition audio CD can be ordered from us via Bandcamp. The CD comes in a 6-page colour digisleeve with photographs by Mig. It is limited to 100 copies.

The album is available digitally via Bandcamp as well as through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Juno, eMusic and other digital music sites from 26 January 2018.

Track titles:

  1. "I Learned This Lesson From Standing Naked Before You" (10:01)
  2. "I Stood on the Beach and Beckoned to the Waves, Which Spilled Dead Flotsam Onto the Sand" (8:57)
  3. "We Slept to the Sound of the Machine and Dreamt That Our Hands Were Touching the Silken Sky" (8:14)
  4. "The World As We Knew It Was Ending, But the Children Still Played Hopscotch" (3:23)
  5. "In the Morning, Rays of Sunlight Entered the Room and Touched Your Skin" (10:09)

Orders

Order limited edition audio CD: Bandcamp | ebay

Download digital album in MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV: Bandcamp (includes 4 bonus tracks)

Orp is an ambient chamber jazz ensemble featuring Mig O'Rourke (electric cello, theremin) and Horst Prillinger (electric piano, organ, sitar, guitar, bass). The band plays in a distinct style located between minimal music, drone, and ambient music, making extensive use of improvisation.

Informations-Flyer in deutscher Sprache (PDF)

New stereo version of "Akbé" on Soundcloud

In one of our recent recording sessions, we returned to one of our favourite tracks. You may know the early demo version of "Akbé" we included on "Akbé/Animé", but this is an entirely different beast. Not only is it longer and richer in sound, it is also in stereo. Enjoy!

Xmas Promo: 10% off Akbé/Animé CD

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Christmas is approaching, and we think that there is no better gift for your friends and family in the most stressful time of the year than a CD full of calm, relaxing ambient chamber jazz from Orp.

So we decided to give you a special Christmas discount for our album Akbé/Animé. Order the Akbé/Animé CD from us before December 10th, enter the discount code "xmaspromo" and we will give you 10% off the price of the CD. As usual, the CD comes with a download coupon for our live album "Song1".

Please note that the discount is not available for the digital download of Akbé/Animé. We think it's a bit weird to give a download as a Christmas present, so the discount code only works with the physical audio CD.

To order, go to o-r-p.bandcamp.com/merch.

Akbé/Animé released

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Our first release "Akbé/Animé" is now finally available as a digital download and on audio CD. The album contains a selection from our early rehearsal and demo recordings. It's a showcase of our melodic and sparse blend of ambient chamber jazz in an immediate and near-live setting, and a first impression of things to come.

New Track "Collateral" on Soundcloud

While we're getting "Akbé/Animé" ready for release, here is already a peek into the future: "Collateral" is an entirely new track from the sessions for our next album project. Listeners have called it "electric", and we'd like to concur. There is a unique energy in Mig's cello bow on this one. Enjoy.