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Label & Cat.Number: Hands Productions D239
Release Year: 2016
Note: ORPHX are back and this album had a great impact already, now also using vocals and elements from EBM and minimal electro industrial, powerful and club-suitable, but always keeping their experimental edge... "Moving through heavy EBM grooves to techno repetition, industrial elements and post-punk exploration, they restructure the pace and character of the album through each individual track." [Cvltnation]
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More InfoPitch Black Mirror is the new full length album from industrial techno veterans Orphx, copresented by Sonic Groove (2xLP + digital) and Hands (CD). Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey have created a diverse and distinctive body of work over the last 23 years and this album may be their most definitive statement yet.
Pitch Black Mirror foregrounds the duo’s unique fusion of techno and industrial but also demonstrates their ability to continually push their sound in new and challenging directions by drawing on elements of electro, post-punk, and EBM. The human voice is a central element here, ranging from subtle layers of samples and location recordings to the more prominent vocals of Rich Oddie and guest vocalist Marie Davidson. The album is also notable for its detailed sound design, courtesy of Sealey’s modular synthesizer systems, Oddie’s percussion and synth work, and software mutations from founding Orphx member Aron West. With its sonic and lyrical imagery of watery depths, lost love, and transmutations, Pitch Black Mirror offers a sonic landscape that is clearly inspired by personal and social turmoil but points towards the possibility of creative transformation.
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