Orphx ‎– The Living Tissue

Hands Productions ‎– D029
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1 Subterra 1:46
2 Surface 4:11
3 Biorhythm 4:54
4 Mother Tongue 5:09
5 Tidal 5:39
6 Ether 6:43
7 Accelerator 5:19
8 Naked City
Tape [Loops] – Christina Sealey
9 Dwelling 7:59
10 The Living Tissue 8:10

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Sound Sources:
Subterra: earth and soil gathered fro Spencer Valley - Dundas, Ontario.
Surface: earth, rocks and soil gathered from various locations.
Biorhythm: heartbeat, breath and synthesizer.
Mother Tongue: human body and voice.
Tidal: location recordings of Spencer Creek and Lake Ontario.
Ether: location recordings of wind from Cootes' Paradise - Hamilton, Ontario.
Accelerator: location recordings of the Queen Elizabeth way and highway 401.
Naked City: location recordings from around the city of Hamilton, Ontario.
Dwelling: location recordings from 27 Bold Street, apartment 11.
The Living Tissue: location recordings from Spencer Valley - Dundas, Ontario.

Recorded Between July 2000 & January 2001 at Bold.
Comes in a SmartPac with a 12-page booklet affixed to it.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L171
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3045
  • Matrix / Runout: 853.247 www.houseofaudio.com #2

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
P001 Orphx The Living Tissue(VHS, PAL) Hands Productions P001 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
B014 Orphx The Living Tissue(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num) Hands Productions B014 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
N001 Orphx The Living Tissue(VHS, NTSC) Hands Productions N001 Germany 2002 Sell This Version


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May 27, 2020

My first Orphx release! Still one of the best things. The new adventures started with this album.


September 5, 2019
This is not a review of the music or content, but of the ill-conceived packaging.
Everything is great EXCEPT for the lack of a proper CD tray.
The label opted for "clever" and "artsy" layers of cardboard to create a tight space to fit the CD.
Unfortunately, it's a tight fit but worse, the CD will not seat properly when you try to replace it.
The old adage from carpentry is more than apt here:
"Measure twice, cut once".
Good luck using this "tray" without scuffing the data surface...
This is a great example of "form over function", to use another cliche.


September 15, 2002

Yet another release from this canadian project. This one is based on the sounds Rich Oddie collected from his surroundings. He has sampled for example earth, water, sounds of traffic etc. Mostly very ambient release, but includes some rhythmic parts. Manages to create very odd atmosphere especially when listened with headphones, almost transports you to another place.