Orphax

Real Name:
Sietse van Erve
Profile:
Amsterdam based musician and trained drummer Sietse van Erve was introduced to electronic music in the early nineties. After playing around with tracker software, he eventually recorded his first music with beats and melodies in 1998, but soon lost interest in both.
He started researching new sounds and new ways of working – always with an organic touch, including incorporating sounds that would be regarded by others as errors or mistakes, as life isn’t without errors either. Most of his work is improvised, using a laptop and random objects ranging from keyboards, plastic cups being played with a bow, to vocals. The result is an organic lo-fi form of drone and minimal music.
Besides being organic most of the Orphax’s releases are melancholic and even sad.

Musical influences are Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Catherine Christer Hennix and Kassel Jaeger as well as folk and classical music from India and Tibet, mainly throat and overtone singing.
Besides making music, Sietse van Erve runs Moving Furniture Records and curates concerts at home, at Amsterdam institute STEIM and concert venue OCCII and is involved with SOTU Festival.

Sietse van Erve is a proud user of the audio software AudioMulch and Reaper.
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Orphax Discography Tracks

Albums

none Orphax - Suppressing An Unpleasant Feeling (Or The Day The World Trembled Down) album art Orphax Suppressing An Unpleasant Feeling (Or The Day The World Trembled Down)(9xFile, MP3, VBR) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2002
none Orphax - Sæti album art Orphax Sæti(6xFile, MP3, MiniAlbum, VBR) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2002
Orphax - Oniscus Asellus album art Orphax Oniscus Asellus (Album) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
none Orphax - In A Long Night album art Orphax In A Long Night(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
none Orphax - Live At NetstockFest, March 19th, 2005 album art Orphax Live At NetstockFest, March 19th, 2005(File, FLAC, MP3, Album) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2005
verazität 031 Orphax - Sand In Boxes album art Orphax Sand In Boxes(CDr, Album, Ltd) Verato Project verazität 031 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
none Orphax - Confused album art Orphax Confused(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
Orphax - De Tragedie Van Een Liedjesschrijver Zonder Woorden album art Orphax De Tragedie Van Een Liedjesschrijver Zonder Woorden (Album) Moving Furniture Records Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
b20_11 Orphax - Un Cœur, Deux Cœurs, Un Cœur, Sans Cœur album art Orphax Un Cœur, Deux Cœurs, Un Cœur, Sans Cœur(DVD, Album, Ltd + 2xFile, FLAC, MP3) Broken20 b20_11 UK 2013 Sell This Version
MFR022 Orphax - Under The Dutch Sky album art Orphax Under The Dutch Sky(CDr, Album, Ltd) Moving Furniture Records MFR022 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
none Orphax - Storm album art Orphax Storm(File, FLAC, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2015
bar-cas-031 Orphax - over hoe De Regte Heide album art Orphax over hoe De Regte Heide(Cass, Album, Ltd, CS4) Barreuh Records bar-cas-031 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
li_series 04 Orphax - The Empty Room album art Orphax The Empty Room(File, FLAC, Ltd, Mix) Broken20 li_series 04 UK 2016
none Orphax - Music for Thái Ngọc album art Orphax Music for Thái Ngọc(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
MFR030 Orphax - Time Waves album art Orphax Time Waves(CD, Album, Ltd) Moving Furniture Records MFR030 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
stx.43 Orphax - As Yet Untitled album art Orphax As Yet Untitled(Cass, Album, Ltd) silken tofu stx.43 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
MFR040 Orphax - 2.20 album art Orphax 2.20(CD, Album, Ltd) Moving Furniture Records MFR040 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
OL1703 Orphax - Warschauer Straße album art Orphax Warschauer Straße(CD, Album, Ltd) Opa Loka Records OL1703 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
MFR041 Orphax - Weerkaatsing album art Orphax & Machinefabriek Orphax & Machinefabriek - Weerkaatsing(CD, Album, Ltd) Moving Furniture Records MFR041 Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
none Orphax - Somniātōrēs album art Orphax Somniātōrēs(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
none Orphax - Untitled album art Martijn Comes & Orphax Martijn Comes & Orphax - Untitled(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (Orphax Self-released) none Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
Orphax - Saxophone Studies album art Orphax Saxophone Studies (Album) Moving Furniture Records Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
LP070 Orphax - A Summer's End album art Orphax A Summer's End(Cass, Album, Ltd) Low Point LP070 UK 2018 Sell This Version
MFR051 Orphax - Dream Sequences Volume 1 Orphax Reframed album art Haarvöl, Jos Smolders, Orphax, Machinefabriek Haarvöl, Jos Smolders, Orphax, Machinefabriek - Dream Sequences Volume 1 Orphax Reframed(CD, Album, Ltd) Moving Furniture Records MFR051 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Orphax - As The Stone Falls It Wont Come Up Again EP album art Orphax As The Stone Falls It Wont Come Up Again EP(File, MP3, EP, 192) Not On Label none Netherlands 2003

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