Het Conglomeraat My first, and probably only, DAT tape, released by Now DAT’s What I Call Music. Released as a DAT tape limited to 17 copies, all recycled. A lovely project by Frans de Waard, and with beautiful artwork by designer Rutger Zuydervelt. Het conglomeraat is a composition based on recordings from analogue synthesizers, organs, […]
Rimpels / (sang in the wet trees) (split with Phil Maguire)
Rimpels / Sang in the wet trees (split with Phil Maguire) Two fascinating, focussed long-form pieces respectively by Orphax and Phil Maguire. Whereas ‘Rimpels’ is an entrancing drone work of gradually thickening harmonics, ‘(sang in the wet trees)’ traces continuous slow motion through spring reverb feedback sonics. Orphax is Sietse van Erve, known also for […]
A new album to further explore my interested into the perception of time, and at the same time an embrace of my autism.
It is out now on CD in handmade artwork and as download.
Less Is More
In August 2021 Moving Furniture Records curated a music program accompanying the minimal art exhibition ‘Less is More’, presented by Polderlicht at Factor-IJ, Amsterdam.
On this occasion, my performance was recorded live. This CD features the full set – no edits, no cuts.
This live set merges my fascination for minimalist art and an idiosyncratic take on drone music, offering warm and organic atmospheres in which the listener drifts away, losing not only senses of time and space, but – maybe, too – oneself.
44 x 44 – Orphax Reworked
44 x 44 – Orphax Reworked Moving Furniture Records released the boxset 44 x 44 – Orphax reworked with great compositions by 7 friends, and one by myself based on my 44 x 44 sketches. The collection was received pretty well and got some lovely reviews as well. So be sure to check it out. […]
Orphax & Modelbau Split
Two giants of the Dutch experimental scene pay tribute to one another in two longform pieces. In November 2016 Frans de Waard recorded a track inspired by my music and he shared this with me, and of course I couldn’t go without response. The result can be heard on this cassette tape.Frans his track is […]
Live at Cinetol, Amsterdam 9-12-2020
On December 9th, 2020 had the pleasure to perform at Cinetol in Amsterdam twice.It were two intimate performances and the second was recorded by Mark Smith (The Sunshine Lounge) with a mobile device.When I received the recording I was so happy to hear this back and after mastering it, it sounds very warm with a […]
En de stilstaande tijd
With ‘En de stilstaande tijd’ Orphax presents a profoundly engaging and immersive soundscape which takes the listener on her/his own journey beyond time – in which time is forgotten, again, once more. A record to showcase there is much room for emotion within minimalist drone music; room Orphax shares with great composers like Eliane Radigue and Pauline Oliveros.