Unless We Sleep, We Can Hear the Tide Coming In

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Our new album will be available on audio CD and through all major streaming and download sites on July 10th, 2020.

Come, see real
flowers
of this painful world.
--Bashō (1644-1694)

"Unless We Sleep..." emerged from a number of recording sessions that took place between July 2019 and May 2020. It was a time of exploration and experimentation, of moving further away from the sound that had characterized our first albums. More stretched out, more meditative, but also more abrasive, these are the soundscapes that have defined the past year for us. Stylistically, the album picks up where "Orp 4" left off: more drone than ambient, these are slow, multi-layered musical textures based entirely on electric guitars and electric cello.

For those of you who love to touch physical objects, we have a very cool-looking CD (limited to 100 copies) in a digipak with photographs by Guatemalan photographer Axel Pimentel, exclusively available on our Bandcamp page. Of course the CD also includes the download for all 7 album tracks. All orders come with our infinite gratitude for supporting our project.

CD orders placed through our Bandcamp page are already shipping now!

Track titles:

  1. "Helicopters Flare" [watch video]
  2. "Assault Rifle"
  3. "Orbiting"
  4. "Golden River"
  5. "Room 36 (Her Ghost)"
  6. "Core Immersion"
  7. "And in Our Darkest Hour"

The total running time of this album is approx. 63 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.

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

"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.

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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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.

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.

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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 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.