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Studies in dissonance

by Orphax

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Description: Orphax is Amsterdam based musician and trained drummer Sietse van Erve's musical project where the focus is firmly set on minimal ambient and drone. This is Orphax's debut release with Champion Version having previously released material through Barreuh, Broken20, Silken Tofu, Striate Cortex, Suggestion and his own Moving Furniture label. 'Studies In Dissonance' is beautifully distilled, arresting in its restraint and ease yet intensely resonant in its complexity. Beautiful music.

Background: Studies in dissonance is a release with two tracks in which I try to play with sounds from one sound source and search for a dissonant sound which (to me) still sounds very pleasant to listen to. This is partly the joy of experiment, but partly also a protest towards the sweet, nice, lovely and way to clean ambient drones which are wiped from any tension we have been brought by so many other musicians the last 10 to 15 years. Of course not much wrong with this clean music, but let's all be honest some dissonance in our life so once in a while does lighten up the fire again. Let's celebrate the out-of-tune music and welcome back mistakes in music.


released September 26, 2017




Orphax Amsterdam

non-harmonic multitones

Orphax is a musical project with the focus on minimal ambient and drone music.
In the music there is a development towards microtonal sounds, where time and spatiality are important factors.
In this form of working the eventual result can be a static form of sound where development in the music becomes subordinate to the listener losing any sense of time.
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