The Crowd-Funding project for the upcoming Orphax album went very well. After the funding ended things went very quick and we have already received all CD’s here.

De tragedie van een liedjesschrijver zonder woorden will be released on Monday September 23th and is limited to 300 with a special edition limited to 25 (only available directly through Orphax.


“De tragedie van een liedjesschrijver zonder woorden” (The tragedy of a song writer without words) is the first normal CD by Orphax. This album contains music that has been written between April 2005 and July 2007 and retouched again in 2008 and 2010. The period these songs were written was one with many transitions in the live of van Erve. It was the end of his student years, the begin of his working years, a period where he struggled with an at that time unknown disease, a period where he was searching for answers to questions he didn’t know. Inspired by this he wrote these wordless pieces.

The music on this release, at first planned for release in 2011, shows yet another look into the ever expanding work by Orphax. Even more than his other work this one is dealing with small details in the composition creating an environment that feels comfortable but at the same time grabs you by the throat. The music goes from minimal droning sounds to isolationist soundscapes and experimental ambient moods.

Pre-order your own copy right now through Bandcamp

Already placed (incl. crowd-funding) orders will be shipped at least one week prior to release, except orders placed between September 13th and 23th, which will all go out on the 23th and 24th (MFR HQ is closed between September 13th and 23th).