Orichalcum ‎– Live

Creamcrop Records ‎– CCCD01
CD, Album, Enhanced

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1 Wicked
Written-By – M. Farnault*
2 Homes
Written-By – M. Farnault*
3 Are You?
Written-By – Serge Souque
4 Egg Cracked 10:41
5 Elevation 21:07
6 Cosmic Pillow
Recorded By [Live] – Henrik Munch, Jeffrey D. Jensen*

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Performed live at Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Except track 6 recorded live at See-Thru Frog Studios, Aarhus, Denmark.

℗+© 1999 Creamcrop. Published by NCB & Copyright Control.

Surprise PC Game included on CD.

Total running time: 71:58

Packaging: Digipak

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5706608100016
  • Rights Society: n©b


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March 1, 2015

Live by Orichalcum is an overlooked dark goa classic. It excels the self titled deput from 1997 by being a tad more menacing and journey-esque, it's a live recording after all. There's a lot of braincandy for the lovers of minuscule details. The music's force here lies on excellent use of percussive elements (in my humble opinion they couldn't have made the hats any better, extraordinary depth and groove), sharp effect sounds and rewarding, well placed goa lead moments. It's an album being able to sound coherent and intelligent in its dark motives, it's not by any means just a soup of sounds thrown together. What is totally unique and exclusive here, is the track Elevation. I can't remember another dark goa piece so long - and it delights me to mention they've executed it real well, no boring moments but 20 plus minutes tripped out analog psytrance of the finest caliber.

I firmly believe this release is too good to be passed on, it's in the top-5 releases for its year in my book and overall one of the greatest dark concept albums from the 90s.


October 26, 2006
edited over 8 years ago

Live consists of four previously released tracks with a new twist and 2 new and unreleased tracks. Tracks 1, 2 & 3 had been released in 1997 on TIP Records on the self-titled album Orichalcum & The Deviant in 1997 titled “Wicked Mille”, “Alien Homes” and “Where Are You”; while track 4 had appeared on the 3D compilation under the name “The Egg” on TIP too. Here we get a rework of these tracks. There is not much difference from the originals. They have a different arrangement and some more psychedelic effects and tweaks which are always a pleasure to listen. “Wicked” is around 2 ½ minutes shorter, “Homes” around a minute longer, “Are You” about 2 minutes longer while “Egg Cracked” is the same length roughly.

The most interesting track here is probably the 21 minute long “Elevation”. Though might seem excessively long amazingly this track never does get repetitive and will grab you attention all way through since it is made of different sounds as if it was made of different tracks stitched with each other.

Album closes with a 12 minute pure ambient track. To me this is a bit of disappointment since there is no psychedelic trickery or FX’s here, but just plain, simple and peaceful ambient. Doesn’t mean that’s bad – it’s just that it’s too relaxed and dry after hearing five such wicked tunes!

If you had enjoyed the Orichalcum & The Deviant album you will be glad to hear those tracks re-worked together with that 21 minute long track. Otherwise I don’t consider this an essential release, but the 1997 album is essential I.M.O.