Helicopters Flare

We've been busy composing and playing new material, and we're proud to show you one of our newest tracks, which is a taste of the new release we are preparing. Droney, dense, hypnotic and at times also fairly spooky, "Helicopters Flare" is a good example of the sonic territories we've been exploring recently.

Old Furniture Factory

As a sign that we still exist, here's an early demo version of one of the tracks from our recent sessions. It wasn't recorded in an old furniture factory, but at times we felt like it was. It's one of several pieces we recorded recently that felt more like places.

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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Chairs waiting
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)".