Work Softer Revisited

by Perc

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  • 12" (prosthetic pressings, 2013)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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"Keeping in line with their modus operandi, experimental techno autuers Orphx kick proceedings off with their decidedly nasty rework. Channelling the relentless pulse of Techno through the darkly cerebral ambience of Industrial, the results is as visceral as it is imaginative. The mechanised elements in the track initially cloak the dancefloor elements, assailing the listener with pockets of digitised noise, tape hiss and what disconcertingly sounds like a power tool, until the fractured beats break into full gallop, tumultuous percussion overpowering crackling high end and ruined machinery. On the flipside, Desonanz submit Work Softer to their bellicose programming, constructing their interpretation around the looped discharges of static. The brutal sequencing of the track lends itself to the jackhammer thump of the beat- the pummelling midsection struggling for room against the unremitting electrical convulsions that threatens to derail the track’s momentum completely." - Stray Landings

"Both takes on "Work Softer" draw out qualities in Perc's music that are easy to miss at first glance. Wells can be as grotty as anyone, but there's a latent dubbiness in his production style that keeps the flitting, fluorescent kicks from being merely exhausting. Canadian duo Orphx dives into this side of Perc; bookended by ambient segues, the pair flows organically between a few different ideas, resulting in a stunningly nonlinear version. Without breaking out of a humid grayscale, it makes pocked stainless steel seem almost alive. Desonanz—another duo, albeit one that's only half Canadian—approaches things with a less open-ended agenda on its primary remix and vaguely distinct dub, for the most part brawling straight down the middle. Still, interesting details are embedded deep in the mix, lending a mirage-like depth that asserts itself at unexpected times." - XLR8

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released June 24, 2013

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Orphx Hamilton, Ontario

One of the most highly respected acts in both techno and industrial circles, Orphx (Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey) have been refining their signature fusion of hypnotic rhythms and experimental noise for many years. They have performed around the world and built up a large back catalogue of releases and side projects that explore the connections between techno, ambient, and industrial music. ... more

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