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Orphica

9 May 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 April 2007
  • Release Date: 9 May 2007
  • Label: Quatermass
  • Copyright: (c) Quatermass
  • Total Length: 44:35
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  • ASIN: B001NEX6IA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 538,808 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Aileen on 8 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is his first solo album and it's overwhelming. Absolutely amazing. Each piece so different but connected, too with the other. I really loved the combination of antithesis and synthesis of sounds, voice, and instruments that create an emotionally rich result.

Untitled in CoF minor: Experimental voice and breath sound; music is everywhere in us.

Asteris: A love song or revolutionary discovery? The voices spoken by the Ionian sea come after some bars of agony of disastrous love, just to help you find peace in the revolutionaly discovery of true companionship.

Maenads: Maybe my favorite...The male voice that is so full with feelings. It is threatening but not exactly, it is warning but not exactly, it is appealing but not exactly, it is provocative but not exactly. And besides all the 'not exactly' within it, this voice is stable, strong, reliable.

Dance: The sounds intermingle and dance all over.

Mythical Laboratory: Just what the title says but more that you can expect. A laboratory to discover sounds, a laboratory to discover how to communicate your self (male and female).

I'll come back with more, and since I'm thrilled with this artist's work, I hope he'll come back with more.
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Orphica is the debut album by Mikhail. After releasing his music alongside sound artists Scanner and David Toop, and pop experimentalist Björk, this is Mikhail's first solo album.

Orphica takes the listener on a thrilling sonic adventure. Twelve songs map a journey through epic encounters, intimate confessions and emotional confrontations in an exuberant melding of pop, electronica, Greek folk and avant-garde music.

Drawing inspiration from the mythical singer Orpheus whose music had miraculous powers, Orphica's sonic universe is high-tech and baroque, raw and delicate at once. Its combinations of sounds are unique. Beats made from thrashing knives, smashing plates and electronics slice through the sounds of harps and harpsichords, while choirs chant alongside distorted static, creaking insects and flying bats. In the midst of this, Mikhail's voice reaches out for its limits with the determination of a futurist.

Orphica presents the results of a bold musical experiment by an artist whose vision aims to channel the raw energy and lyricism of folk song while pursuing musical innovation.
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After releasing his music alongside sound innovator Scanner and the queen of pop Björk, Orphica is Mikhail's debut solo album.

Orphica takes the listener on a thrilling sonic adventure. Twelve songs map a journey through epic encounters, intimate confessions and emotional confrontations in an exuberant melding of pop, electronica, Greek folk and avant-garde music.

Drawing inspiration from the mythical singer Orpheus whose music had miraculous powers, Orphica's sonic universe is high-tech and baroque, raw and delicate at once. Its combinations of sounds are unique. Beats made from thrashing knives, smashing plates and electronics slice through the sounds of harps and harpsichords, while choirs chant alongside distorted static, creaking insects and flying bats. In the midst of this, Mikhail's voice reaches out for its limits with the determination of a futurist.

Orphica presents the astounding results of a bold musical experiment by an artist whose vision aims to channel the raw energy and lyricism of folk song while pursuing musical innovation.
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