Orpheus is a legendary musician. During his life, he lost his wife and muse Eurydice and ventured to the Underworld to plea for her return. Although he was ultimately unable to bring her back to life, he charmed Hades with his music such that after his death, Hades employed Orpheus as his court musician. Initially, Orpheus is absent from the House of Hades. After 15 escape attempts, he will return and be found in the main lobby, next to Hades's desk.
Relatively fresh and acid leaning label Sequencias follows up a healthy first release with this debut release from Juno favourite Orpheus (possibly better known as Perseus Traxx). For a glowing rendition of just how deep and enveloping acid techno can be, get stuck into "Sunlight Conspiracy" and let the tendrils of 303 lines and complementing sci-fi chirrups draw you into an evocative world of heady jacking. How Can I Tell You?" comes in from a less immediate angle, shrouded in mysterious harmonies and a jerky groove. Fans of the Hieroglyphic Being school of box jams will.
The ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice concerns the fateful love of Orpheus of Thrace, son of Apollo and the muse Calliope, for the beautiful Eurydice (from Eurudike, "she whose justice extends widely"). It may have been derived from a legend in which Orpheus travels to Tartarus and charms the goddess Hecate.
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Orpheus - Path From Hades. London Records mark Record Store Day with a previously unheard remix of synth pop group Blancmange's biggest hit from Richard Norris-of Psychic TV and Beyond The Wizards Sleeve-who pumps it up with layers and layers of synth and fulsome bass.
He loses himself in it, then in paperwork, and then sketching while he thinks over and over again, thoughts threading like a repeating labyrinth, cycling on the same path. When he hops on the bus to catch the meeting at the Café Musain, he is suddenly struck with the desire to paint all of Paris, to let it unfold from his fingers, a city smeared over canvas in oils. He wants to capture it before he dies, if he does, and he might. But then he's there and it's warm and comfortable and feels like coming home.
|A1||Waiting For Your Call||8:35|
|B2||How Can I Tell You?||5:02|
- Executive-Producer – Jose Miguel De Frias*
- Written-By, Producer – Nigel Rogers
NotesSide A: 45 RPM
Side B: 33 ⅓ RPM