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Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France | INDIE

Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France | INDIE
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"Orka"

"The Fly is twatted across the chops with dumbstruck awe... Charismatic, absurdly talented and possibly the most original band we’ve ever witnessed... ORKA are all that the festival circuit and the whole gaddamn WORLD really needs"
- The Fly (UK)


"3 may 08"

“From the very first beat on the oil drums the entire venue was swept away by ORCA’s brilliant, original
and contagious songs. ORCA proves that Faroese is a beautiful song language and we hope to see
them back in Belgium soon” - Sounds Like


Discography

Livandi Oyoa (TUTL)

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ORCAs debut album Livandi oy_a (CD+DVD) was recorded at Niels L. Thomsens farm Innan Glyvur, Faroe Islands, by ORCA founder Jens L. Thomsen. All instruments heard on the record were built during Christmas 2005 by Jens, family and friends using scrap material and power tools found at the farm. After finishing building the instruments Jens started composing and recording together with Jgvan Andreas Brnni, Magni Hjgaard, Bogi Lakjuni, and Kri Sverisson. Five days later they ended the recordings with a concert in the farms machine hall on New Years Eve as well as an additional recording session in January 2006.

As well as the original live material, the record features remixes by The Third Eye Foundation, Bookworms, Oktopus/Deadverse, and Com-Data. Included with the release is a DVD with two music videos, two live videos, from the concert on New Years Eve and a short documentary explaining how the instruments were made.

Hailing from the remote cliffs, panoramic views
and hidden civilisation of the Faroe Islands
ORCA was always bound to be different but
the fact that these boys build their own
instruments is what makes them truly unique!
ORCAs debut album Livandi oya (CD+DVD)
was recorded at Niels L. Thomsens farm
Innan Glyvur, Faroe Islands, by ORCA founder Jens L.
Thomsen. All instruments heard on the record were built during
Christmas 2005 by Jens, family and friends using scrap material
and power tools found at the farm. After finishing building the instruments
Jens started composing and recording together with Jgvan Andreas
Brnni, Magni Hjgaard, Bogi Lakjuni, and Kri Sverisson. Five days later
they ended the recordings with a concert in the farms machine hall on New
Years Eve as well as an additional recording session in January 2006.
As well as the original live material, the record features remixes by The
Third Eye Foundation, Bookworms, Oktopus/Deadverse, and Com-Data.
Included with the release is a DVD with two music videos, two live videos,
from the concert on New Years Eve and a short documentary explaining
how the instruments were made.
2008 has seen the beginning of a European
hype surrounding the band. A hype that
started on the basis of their first ever gig
outside the Faroe Islands at the Atlantic Soundscapes
showcase in Brussels. ORCA has since this gig landed booking
deals in Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and Germany,
been booked for several central European festivals and will play
5 times at this years prestigious 30th anniversary of the
Transmusicales Festival in France, with Yann TIERSEN. This story truly remains to
be continued