ORKA

Live Act Electronica Experimental Pop
ORKA - Electronica Experimental Pop Live Act in London

ORKA Short Info

On a small farm in the Faroe Islands, ORKA began creating music using instruments they had crafted from agricultural tools. Now based in London, they have played venues and festivals all over the world and collaborated with popular acts in the modern music scene including LV, Óbó, Yann Tiersen and Third Eye Foundation .

ORKA is now 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, 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 and Teitur among others.

On LEIPZIG ORKA's trademark custom instruments and dark sonics are fused with sedated resounds from ambient bass topped with icy North Atlantic vocals. ORKA call it Club Gaze.

"This is easily one of the most individual and exciting acts to appear in a long time"
- Clash Music

"Charismatic, absurdly talented and possibly the most original band we’ve ever witnessed."
- The Fly

"ORKA are hard. They produce industrial vibes and possess a menacing intensity"
- The Quietus

“Music with brains, heart and balls!”
- Dimmalætting

On a small farm in the Faroe Islands, ORKA began creating music using instruments they had crafted from agricultural tools. Now based in London, they have played venues and festivals all over the world and collaborated with popular acts in the modern music scene including LV, Óbó, Yann Tiersen and Third Eye Foundation .

ORKA is now 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, Ólavur Jákupsson, and HOGNI. Other recordings were done on tour in Paris, New York, a small church in Sibrandah...

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  • Video ORKA: Leipzig VII - Sing @ ...
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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2006