Leipzig

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    Vinyl bundle containing ORKA's debut Livandi oyða, sophomore 180g yellow vinyl ÓRÓ, and the limited edition, individually screen printed Leipzig.

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    Print #001 of the limited edition Leipzig vinyl.

    Every single album cover has been carefully screen printed by Kirstin Helgadóttir (luniakk.tumblr.com) and individually numbered. The paint used for the print is a black custom blend with a hint of silver created by Kirstin especially for this cover, which is made out of recycled eco-friendly materials. The music is cut to audiophile 180g 12" vinyl. These records are as limited edition as they can get, as the screen print frames have been disposed of and the album covers cannot be reproduced. Included is a clear, quality PVC sleeve for maximum protection of the album.

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about

The bulk of the album was recorded at UT Connewitz; a spectacular and worn down pre-war cinema in the heart of Leipzig, Germany. Other recordings were done on tour in Paris, New York, a small church in Sibrandahûs, Netherlands, a boat in Hong Kong and at the CST train station in Bombay. The album was then finalized and patched together in ORKA's London studio.

On LEIPZIG ORKA's trademark custom instruments and dark sound are fused with resounds from UK Bass and LA Beat topped with icy North Atlantic vocals. The resulting genre is what ORKA call Club Gaze.

credits

released August 22, 2014

Produced by Jens L. Thomsen. Mixed by Jens L. Thomsen at Støkumørk, Innan Glyvur. Track 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13 mixed by LV & Jens L. Thomsen at Landells Road, London, and at Støkumørk, Innan Glyvur. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy, London. Cover by Kirstin Helgadóttir.

Words, music, and arrangements by Jens L. Thomsen, except: 2. Leipzig XVIII - Tower of London: Arranged by Ólavur Jákupsson, Høgni Lisberg, Alap Momin, Jens L. Thomsen; 5. Leipzig II - Blow: Arranged by Jákupsson, Lisberg, Thomsen; 6. Paris I - Silence: Arranged by Jákupsson, Lisberg, Thomsen; 8. The End: Words & Music by Budam; 10. Leipzig XIX - Slider: Arranged by Lisberg, Thomsen; 11. Leipzig XV - Strandadreingir: Arranged by Jákupsson, Lisberg, Thomsen; 14. Sibrandahûs VIII: Arranged by Jákupsson, Thomsen; 15. Sibrandahûs I - My People Is Kept In A Zoo: Music by Jens L. Thomsen, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward; 16. Leipzig VI A - Glass: Arranged by Jákupsson, Thomsen.

Greta Svabo Bech: Vocals [Track 2, 3, 4, 7, 13, 17]. Benjamin: Vocals [Track 9]. Mikael Blak: Vocals [Track 9]. Budam: Harpabol [Track 8], Vocals [Track 5, 8, 16], Electric Guitar [Track 8]. Knút Háberg Eysturstein: Vocals [Track 9]. Jana Hjalgrímsdóttir: Vocals [Track 9]. Ólavur Jákupsson: Kaoss [Track 1, 4, 13, 15], RC300 [Track 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17], Vocals [Track 12]. Høgni Lisberg: SPD-S, Barrels, Steel Plates [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15], Vocals [Track 9]. LV: Nanozwerg [Track 3, 7, 17], Minitaur [Track 3], Microzwerg [Track 7, 17], Volca [Track 7, 13, 17], EXS24 [Track 3, 7]. Marius Ziska: Vocals [Track 2, 3, 4, 7]. Oktopus: MPC1000 [Track 2, 15], NLog [Track 14]. Jan Rúni Poulsen: Vocals [Track 9]. Pushing Up Daisies: Vocals [Track 15]. Sakaris: Percussion [track 3], Tetra [Track 4, 5, 8]. Teitur: Vocals [Track 5, 7, 13, 17]. Allan Tausen: Vocals [Track 9]. Ása Wraae: Vocals [Track 5, 8, 16], Whistling [Track 8]. William Nein: Vocals [Track 2, 8, 13]. Jens L. Thomsen: Vocals [Track 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17], Post Bass [Track 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17], LS10 [Track 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14], Absynth [Track 4, 11, 12, 16, 17], iMS20 [Track 3], iMini [Track 3], Minimoog [Track 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13], Massive [Track 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 17], Juno [Track 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17], Lampa [Track 2, 5, 17], Maschine [3, 4, 5], Electric Guitar [Track 13], SPD-S [Track 9], D-50 [Track 3, 4], djay [Track 10].

Band recordings for track 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 by Pelle Giöbel at UT Connewitz, Leipzig. Band recordings for track 15 by Halbe Piter Claus at Kloosterkapel, Sibrandahûs. Minimoog, Post Bass [Track 8], Harpabol [Track 8], Ása [Track 5, 8, 16, 17], Greta [Track 3, 4, 17], Marius Ziska, Budam, and Jens vocals were recorded by Jens L. Thomsen at Støkumørk, Innan Glyvur. Juno, D-50, Lampa, Ása, and Jens vocals were recorded at Dartmouth Place, London. Additional synths [Track 3, 7, 13, 17] and percussion [Track 3] recorded by LV at Landells Road, London. Tetra [Track 4, 5, 8] and percussion [Track 3] recorded by Sakaris at SnoopyStudio, Tórshavn. Greta's vocals [Track 2, 3, 7, 13] were recorded by Fred Ruddick at Heaven's Gate, Miðvágur. Høgni, Jan Rúni, and Knút's vocals were recorded by Høgni Lisberg at Holið, Copenhagen. Benjamin and Mikael's vocals were recorded by Benjamin at Bunkarin, Tórshavn. Teitur's vocals were recorded by Jens L. Thomsen at Studio Bloch, Tórshavn.

Track 3 contains a sample from "Dirty Money" as performed by Soom T and written by Soom T & Johan Danielsson. Used courtesy of Renegade Masters.
Track 15 contains a sample from "Bess, Oh Where's My Bess" as performed by Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne and written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward. Used courtesy of Warner/Chapell Music.

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