COUNTRY : CANADA
CITY : TORONTO
PERFORMANCE : LIVE SET
LABELS : SONIC GROOVE / TOKEN / HOSPITAL PRODUCTIONS / L.I.E.S RECORDS
One of the most highly respected acts in both techno and industrial circles, Orphx (Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey) have been refining their signature fusion of hypnotic rhythms and experimental noise for many years. They began in the early 90s with a raw sound inspired by old school industrial but soon began incorporating elements of dub, techno and electro into their work. Orphx built up an international following as one of the pioneering acts within the European « rhythmic noise » scene. More recently their work has come to the attention of techno fans through a series of acclaimed releases on the Sonic Groove label, collaborative work with the likes of Ancient Methods and Justin Broadrick, and remixes for many artists including Front Line Assembly, Oscar Mulero, Perc, and Conrad Schnitzler.
Oddie and Sealey have performed around the world at celebrated venues like Berghain and Tresor, and festivals such as Berlin Atonal, Movement, Mutek, and Unsound. They are renowned for their improvised performances, combining software with modular synthesizer and other hardware. Building on a sprawling back catalogue that stretches across industrial, ambient, and techno, their recent output has demonstrated that Orphx are both pioneers and innovators in the fusion of rhythm and noise.