Ishq ‎– Orchid



Skyblue 11:46
Yu 9:38
Opal (Opaque Mix) 7:45
Daisy 8:39
Cyandragonfly 13:27
Bhakti 10:18
Arc 7:23
Fluid Earth 20:02
Blue Haze 6:19
Opal (Original Mix) 11:13
Essene 4:48

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DAK2109 Ishq Orchid(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Mixed) Dakini Records DAK2109 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
ICHILL CD 013 Ishq Orchid(CD, Album, Mixed) Interchill Records ICHILL CD 013 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
ICHILL CD 013, 101477 Ishq Orchid(8xFile, MP3, Album, Mixed, VBR) Interchill Records, Interchill Records ICHILL CD 013, 101477 Canada Unknown


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May 6, 2018
referencing Orchid, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, Mixed, DAK2109

one of the best! check also his albums under the name elve....i got this and some of his other albums from the artist for free, he is a very nice person. thank you matt for the great music.


September 24, 2016
referencing Orchid, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, Mixed, DAK2109

In an apparent mastering error, on disc 1, track 6, a fraction of a second before the very end of the track, the volume level suddenly jumps up by about 2 dB and continues at that level through the end of the CD.

If you are playing a rip of the CD in a player with ReplayGain support, you can subtract 2 dB from the track gain tag of track 7, but you will still hear the momentary boost at the end of track 6.


April 23, 2014
referencing Orchid, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, Mixed, DAK2109
Amazing album from start to finish. This is a true hidden gem. Hard to find, but very much worth the trouble.


March 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Orchid, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, Mixed, DAK2109

The beautiful cover art describes this music really good. Ishq takes you to the most beautiful places you can imagine with this deep, hypnotic but still very sunny album.
The sound is very typical Dakini Records. The music is spacy, but still very "earthly" with all the nature-samples etc.

If you like what Dakini Records do, then you must check out this album!


September 12, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Orchid, 2xCD, Album, Ltd, Mixed, DAK2109
Some of the nicest ambient I've had the pleasure of hearing. eternal drift, angelic extended voice, melodic, soothing, repetitive with tracks long enough to get lost in. Excellent production, seemingly stereo defying at times. Very nice ambient, best on headphones.

@see namlook, terre thaemlitz, woob, tetsu inoue, orb live, fax releases


May 23, 2003
referencing Orchid, CD, Album, Mixed, ICHILL CD 013

The nearly-12-minute opener seductively writhe in a Skyblue atmosphere of shuffling beats, grooving basslines and cloudsailing synths. Enticing! Then, it's up to Yu, a slower slice of tranquility where wordless femme-voices, twinkling strings and lolling basstones converge in layers of fluid lightness. Smoldering, exotic (and even a little spooky) Opal seems to swim through some dense aquatic zone of contemplative bliss, rhythmically churning without drums.

Cyandragonfly (13:27) flits through a subtly evolving soundscape which glistens with delicate accents and various unseen entities; birdsong and bells fade into an ongoing progession of smooth drones and half-hidden musicality. Ephemeral chords drape over a stratospheric sheen to open so-pretty Bhakti; lightly tribalish rhythms creep in as do rippling croons and bass curlicues. Dreamy, streamy wisps swirl over deep drones like a rainbow spanning dark clouds as beat-free Arc (7:22) shifts to mutedly tinkling keys and chittering birds, then fades away.

Rich and colorful, orchid flowers with sweet harmonic aromas, its seven pieces filling 69 minutes. ishq cultivates tantalizingly restrained yet vibrantly hued soundvistas which appreciably brightened my world. Recommended to anyone with ears.