Joy Orbison ‎– Ellipsis

Hinge Finger ‎– HINF8673
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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Mastered by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
Artwork by JK.

Reissued with no artwork in a plain white sleeve.

Track durations and BPM are not provided on the record.
A: 128
B: 126

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): HINF 8673 A ‡ D&M.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): HINF 8673 B ‡ D&M.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HINF8673 Joy Orbison Ellipsis(2xFile, MP3, 320) Hinge Finger HINF8673 UK Unknown
HINF8673 Joy Orbison Ellipsis(12", RP) Hinge Finger HINF8673 UK 2013 Sell This Version


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November 25, 2015
listening to head high remix on 33rpm is pretty cool.


June 19, 2015
In at Honest Jon's for £7.99


October 6, 2012
Joy Orbison's certainly responsible for introducing a bunch of esoteric catch phrases into the dance music collective consciousness.

What's most likely to stick though? The twitchy paranoid ranting of "BB", the gravelly repurposed hip hop vocal sample calling out the words "Cocaine Powder" over a darkened dancefloor? Robbie Tronco's repurposed "Walk For Me" backed by bubbling acid house percolation and crashing cymbals? The apathetic "uhmmm" that comes in right before the cowbells go nuts on "Wade In"? The near pleading "begin to go weak" drop on "Faint" that makes everyone on the dancefloor stop what they're doing and go 'what the fuck' for a few brief seconds?

When push comes to shove, I think that it's "Ellipsis's" repackaging of a Source Direct interview from god knows when wins out as Orbison's most infectious use of sampling. Skittering around the edge of dancefloor consciousness for over a year, it was that ubiquitous "hear it everywhere, find it nowhere" song that could be responsible for a lot of the frothing frenzy over the resurgence of vinyl culture amongst other contemporaries (of course, now you can buy mp3s of Ellipsis on Hardwax's digital site, which maybe means that i'm talking out of my ass)

Is it poorly mastered? Maybe. My record is certainly quieter than a lot of others, hard to tell if it's intentional or not. But Orbison is creating a nostalgia for future generations - the song that immediately accesses something in you when you hear it played out in a club fifteen years in the future (if we last that long) - an endlessly rememberable anthem for today that looks back at the same time as looking ahead. Just, y'know, doing his own thing.