- The two releases are out on Dominick Fernow's label tomorrow.
Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions has announced major reissues from Downwards cofounder Female and the legendary Canadian industrial techno project Orphx.
Pleasures That Kill is a five-CD box set compiling nearly every solo Female track and record released on the influential labels he's had a hand in over the years—Downwards and Sandwell District. Hospital notes the stark minimalism felt across the 40-track set, where "the bare building blocks" of techno are often all that's provided. For the reissue, the tracks were transferred from the original vinyl records with audiophile needles, then mastered by Justin Broadrick. The set includes an unreleased live collaboration with Regis from 2000.
Friday also sees Hospital releasing a quadruple-LP vinyl reissue of Orphx's third album, Fragmentation, originally released in 1996 of Malignant Records. Recorded three years after Rich Oddie, Christina Sealey and Aron West founded the long-running project—and after West left the group—Fragmentation sees the group moulding their abrasive industrial and power electronics-informed sound into rhythmic structures. The reissue comprises an hour of rare and unreleased recordings including compilation tracks, cuts from 1996's Obsession And Progress cassette, 1997's Final Moments cassette and contemporaneous live recordings. Fragmentation, remastered by Telefon Tel Aviv's Josh Eustis, will be released as an edition of 290 copies on clear vinyl.
Listen to "Peletone: Back Lash" from Female's Pleasures That Kill.
Listen to selections from Orphx's Fragmentation.
Female - Pleasures That Kill
01. Pelotone: Back Lash
02. Pelotone: Slave
03. Pelotone: Division
04. Red Light District: In-Valencia
05. Red Light District: In-Tangier
06. Red Light District: In-Tbilisi
07. Red Light District: In-Istanbul
08. Human Remains Human: Seconds Of Joy
09. Human Remains Human: Skin Test
10. Human Remains Human: Youth
11. Prologue 2/3: A1
12. Prologue 2/3: A2
13. Prologue 2/3: B1
14. Prologue 2/3: B2
15. Into The Exotic: Disturbance Pt. 1
16. Into The Exotic: Inside The Line
17. Into The Exotic: Viva
18. Into The Exotic: Pala
19. Into The Exotic: Contact
20. Into The Exotic: Cold Steel
21. Into The Exotic: Disturbance Pt. 2
22. Into The Exotic: Spoil
23. Into The Exotic: Hung
24. Angel Plague: No Sense/No Reason
25. Angel Plague: My Untied Hands
26. Angel Plague: Surrounded By Enemies
27. Angel Plague: Day In - Day Out
28. Angel Plague: Because The Night
29. Angel Plague: Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
30. Angel Plague: Drawing Me In
31. Angel Plague: Skin Test
32. Gayscene (Split With Regis): Role Restriction
33. Gayscene (Split With Regis): Via Hate
34. Severlan: Cally 1
35. Severlan: Cally 2
36. Ready Made
37. B1 Untitled from V/A - HARD EDUCATION SAMPLER 12-inch (Downwards DNLP3 T12, 1997)
38. A2 Untitled from V/A - HARD EDUCATION SAMPLER 12-inch (Downwards DNLP3 T12, 1997)
39. C2 Untitled from V/A - HARD EDUCATION SAMPLER 12-inch (Downwards DNLP3 T12, 1997)
40. 2000-06-06 - Regis vs Female (Live PA) - HR-XXL Nightgroove"
Orphx - Fragmentation
01. Word And Symbol
02. Layers Of Dura
04. Auto Erotic
07. Electroencephalographic Measurements
09. Words Once Spoken
11. Cellular Resonance
17. Final Exit
18. Terminal Posture
20. Corridor (Live)
21. Summoning (Live)
22. Layers of Dura (Live)
23. Within / Auto Erotic (Live)
24. Samsara (Live)
25. Tape Decay (Live)
26. Cellular Resonance (Live)
27. Tanha (Live)
Hospital Productions will release Pleasures That Kill and Fragmentation on October 2nd, 2020.