Martijn Comes and Orphax are both part of the 12 Hour Drone Fest during Le Guess Who Festival in November 2017.
Martijn Comes (22:05- 22:50)
Dutch musician/composer Martijn Comes specializes in new media, sound design and electronic-acoustic compositions. Some of his harmonies sound as if they’re being exhumed from the dregs of harsh noise, while other tracks are almost extraterrestrial in nature. Switching between AM-stations, you often get spooked by faint music lurking beneath waves of static; Comes’s work feels like some ghost in the machine using all that raw material to communicate.
Founder of the Moving Furniture label Sietse van Erve has been composing under his Orphax-moniker for the better part of the past two decades. Van Erve wields his minimalist music as a stream-of-consciousness manifestation, forging sound from electronic and acoustic instruments, other people’s compositions morphed beyond recognition and/or lo-fi droning loops. An Orphax performance prompts the listener to expand their own headspace to awesome, uncharted domains.