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)

O'R.P 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.

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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 O'R.P.

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.

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.

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).