ORKA is a Faroese act based in London. When ORKA started they began with building their own instruments out of agricultural tools on a small farm on the Faroe Islands.
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ORKA has since then played venues and festivals all over the world and done collaborations with a number of prominent acts including LV (Hyperdub, Keysound), Yann Tiersen, and Ólafur Björn Ólafsson (Sigur Rós). Now ORKA is ready with their 4th full-length album LEIPZIG.
The bulk of the album was recorded at UT Connewitz; a spectacular and worn down pre-war cinema in the heart of Leipzig, Germany, together with Oktopus (Dälek), Ólavur Jákupsson, and HOGNI.
Other recordings were done on tour in Paris, New York, a small church in Sibrandahûs, Netherlands, a boat in Hong Kong and a train terminal in Bombay. The album was then finalised and patched together in ORKA's and co-producers LV's London studios, and it features vocals by Greta Svabo Bech (Deadmau5) and Teitur among others.
On LEIPZIG ORKA's trademark custom instruments and dark sound are fused with sedated resounds from UK Bass and LA Beat topped with icy North Atlantic vocals. ORKA call it Club Gaze.
If compared to other artists, you could say that the album sounds like J Dilla's Donuts if it was produced by Burial, with the Nordic melodic sensibility of Sigur Rós, and performed by Faust."
2. Leipzig XVIII - Tower Of London
3. Leipzig I A - Open Skylines
4. Leipzig I B - Without
5. Leipzig II - Blow
6. Paris I - Silence
7. Leipzig III - We Have Fallen Into Each Other
8. The End
9. Black Ice Age
10. Leipzig XIX - Slider
11. Leipzig XV - Strandadreingir
12. Leipzig IX - Grand Prix
13. Leipzig VII - Sing
14. Sibrandahûs VIII
15. Sibrandahûs I - My People Is Kept In A Zoo
16. Leipzig VI A - Glass
17. Leipzig VI B - Grain Of Sand