Akbé/Animé out on 24 November 2017

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O'R.P will release "Akbé/Animé" as a digital album and on audio CD on November 24th, 2017. The album contains a selection of the band's early rehearsal and demo recordings and showcases their melodic and sparse blend of ambient chamber jazz in an immediate and near-live setting.

Track titles:

  1. Akbé (4:54)
  2. Cryo #3 (3:52)
  3. Alma (5:26)
  4. Animé_12 (8:04)
  5. Andaï (3:49)
  6. Cluster (3:15)
  7. Thomas (6:07)
  8. Unthought (8:04)

The album will be made available digitally via Bandcamp as well as through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and other digital music sites.

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

Customers who buy the audio CD through our website receive a download coupon for "Song1", a 40-minute live performance recorded in August 2017, on which the band develops musical textures from ambient to drone doom metal.

Pre-Orders

Akbé/Animé can be now pre-ordered on Bandcamp and through Amazon.
Pre-ordered Audio CDs start shipping 17 November 2017.

Pre-order limited edition audio CD: Bandcamp
Pre-order digital album: Bandcamp | Amazon.de | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.fr | Amazon.es

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

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.

New track "Andaï" on Soundcloud

As the release date of our first full-length release "Akbé/Animé" is getting closer, here is another track from this album: "Andaï" is calm and melodious, with some beautiful cello work by Mig.

"Akbé/Animé" will be released on audio CD and as a digital download on November 24th, 2017.

Announcing "Akbé/Animé"

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"Akbé/Animé", our first full-length release, will be available as a digital album and on audio CD on November 24th, 2017.

The album documents the earliest phase of our musical project. We started recording our rehearsals in March 2017 and have since then always kept the recorder running during our sessions. This has left us with a huge digital archive of attempts, sketches, weird noise and decent tracks. At one point we felt that the best of the decent tracks were actually good enough to be released, so we selected eight of them for this album. You find them here largely as they were recorded, with no overdubs and only minimal editing. There may be a few rough edges, and we realize that the sound is not always exactly hi-fi, but the rawness found here has an immediacy and urgency that we could never quite re-create in a studio setting. Consider this a live album of sorts.

Track titles:
1. Akbé, 2. Cryo #3, 3. Alma, 4. Animé_12, 5. Andaï, 6. Cluster, 7. Thomas. 8. Unthought.

The album will be made available digitally via our Bandcamp page as well as through iTunes, Google Play and other digital music sites. A limited edition audio CD can be ordered directly from us on Bandcamp.

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

New Track "Thomas" on Soundcloud

We've given you a first taste of our rehearsal archives with the "Chill" E.P., but there's more (and better!) where these tracks came from.

"Akbé/Animé", a collection of eight tracks from our early sessions, will be out as a digital download on CD on 24 November.

We have made one of the tracks from the album, "Thomas", available for pre-listening on Soundcloud. Enjoy!

Chill E.P. available now

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Our first release is out! The "Chill" E.P. contains four tracks from our early rehearsals, including the first track we ever recorded. The atmosphere is our very own blend of calm, with an occasional wintery feeling to it (even though we recorded most of this during a very hot summer).

The track titles are: 1. Open, 2. Chill, 3. Vorp, 4. House

The E.P. should give you a first taste of our forthcoming full-length album "Akbé/Animé", due in late November, which is a selection of the very best tracks from our early sessions.

The "Chill" E.P. can be downloaded from our Bandcamp page. We have also made a limited edition on audio CD-R, which can also be ordered on Bandcamp.

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

Our First Track on Soundcloud! - "Chill"

Ever wonder what O'R.P sounds like? We've now opened a Soundcloud page, where we will post selected samples from forthcoming releases as well as other tracks from our digital archive.

We're currently compiling a collection of our early recordings, which we'll release in November 2017. Before that, we're planning to give you a first taste of our material in the form of a four-track EP, which will be out on September 14th.

"Chill" is one of the tracks from the EP. Here is a slightly edited version; the EP contains the full-length version. Enjoy!