Orphx / Kareem – As Your Skies Are Fading Away
Label: Zhark 2022
A conceptional collaboration between Industrial / Industrial Techno legends Orphx & Kareem. A homage to early formative experiences with dance music and rhythmic motives.
A conceptional collaboration between Orphx & Kareem. A homage to early formative experiences with dance music and rhythmic motives. Deconstructing clouded fragments and memories and bringing them back to the present: amplified, upgraded, and radically distorted. Moving forward by going back to the essence: rhythm, sound, transcendence, reawakening the possibility of a state that can raise spirits, exorcise demons, transform reality.
“Industrial techno titans trample their own path with bone twisting traction, notably slower than current trends. Longtime spars, Canada’s Orphx and Berlin-based Kareem deal out five meat motors that typically refuse trends in favour of following their nose. Where many others are going fast and kinky, they go intensely sluggish with concentrated, tunnelling dynamics in all five parts, with a proper standout in the offbeat industrial deep house swagger of ‘Future Present’, while the other four hew to a pace and setting akin to Kareem’s dedications to DJ Pierre’s Wild Pitch productions, namely on the cavernous warehouse shunt of ‘Wildpitch II’, and with glowering force on ‘Is It A Circus?’ beside the acidic drill of ’Summoning an Iwa’ and the K-hole lurcher ‘The Light That Returns’. – Boomkat
1. Is It A Circus? 04:44
2. Wildpitch II 05:18
3. Summoning An Iwa 06:15
4. The Light That Returns 06:25
5. Future Present 06:54