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IshqOrchid

Label:Dakini Records – DAK2109
Format:
2 x CD, Album, Limited Edition, Mixed
Country:Japan
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Ambient, Downtempo

Tracklist

1-1Skyblue11:46
1-2Yu9:38
1-3Opal (Opaque Mix)7:45
1-4Daisy8:39
1-5Cyandragonfly13:27
1-6Bhakti10:18
1-7Arc7:23
2-1Fluid Earth20:02
2-2Blue Haze6:19
2-3Opal (Original Mix)11:13
2-4Essene4:48
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Subtitled on back cover as "Sonic Incense vol.1".

(C) & (P) Dakini Records, 2001
Disc one licensed from Interchill Records.

Recorded 1999–2001 at Thx St-Just, Cornwall, UK.

1,000 copies were pressed, released in a Digipak, mostly sold in Japan.
Accompanying this record, incense ("Ishq blend", designed by Hisano Ito) was separately available directly from the label shop.
The second disc had a standalone reissue in 2010 as Fluid Earth.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): ISHQ"Orchid"DAK2109(1)
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): ISHQ"Orchid"DAK2109(2)
  • Mastering SID Code (Both discs): IFPI LA22
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 3Z06
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 3Z05

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Orchid (CD, Album, Mixed)Interchill RecordsICHILL CD 013Canada2002
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Orchid (8×File, Album, Mixed, MP3, VBR)Interchill Records, Interchill RecordsICHILL CD 013, 101477CanadaUnknown

Reviews

SlothBoss's avatar
SlothBoss
I'm listening to Cyandragonfly right now and it's the closest approximation of what I've heard/imagined in nature whilst on DMT.
fabriknos's avatar
fabriknos
Well it's Ishq's greatest release, because the tracks are memorable and standalone. Later, they would make seemingly endless sound collages that didn't really stand out from each other (still very good, though). But Orchid stayed with me for a long time. It eventually creeped its way into my Top 10 Ambient list and for good reason. There is a lushness, an organic presence to this music that is really in a world all its own. It is a slow burn, ever changing, and delicate. Almost like the lifecycle of an orchid. This is must own ambient music regardless of the version or format. Dive into these waters and soak it in.
couchlock's avatar
couchlock
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.
mjb's avatar
mjb
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.
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Stormchild
Amazing album from start to finish. This is a true hidden gem. Hard to find, but very much worth the trouble.
bolle88's avatar
bolle88
Edited 16 years ago
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!
benow's avatar
benow
Edited 17 years ago
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.
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