“…powerful compositions that combine death industrial atmospheres and brutal power electronics with relentless, hypnotic percussion.” – ORPHX / Fragmentation reissue

The third full-length album by Orphx, Fragmentation was released in 1996 on Malignant Records. 

Instead of their earlier releases, which were basically improvised pieces, Fragmentation is a far more carefully constructed work, shaping their improvisational energy into powerful compositions that combine death industrial atmospheres and brutal power electronics with relentless, hypnotic percussion. 

It was made using tools like contact microphones, scrap metal, effects pedals, feedback circuits, a drum machine, a couple of synths, and location recordings and found sounds manipulated by Sealey on reel to reel machines and an 8-bit sampler.

The themes on the album are moving on a quite wide-scale, next to illness, infection, and psychopathology there are some references to transcendence, suggesting a desperate search for salvation in the midst of social / psychological disintegration.

The Fragmentation reissue on Hospital Productions includes the original album, now remastered by Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), and over an hour of additional rarities and previously unreleased recordings. 

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