Hospital Productions compiles exhaustive Female box set and four-LP reissue of Orphx's Fragmentation

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  • The two releases are out on Dominick Fernow's label tomorrow.
  • Hospital Productions compiles exhaustive Female box set and four-LP reissue of Orphx's Fragmentation image
  • 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.
    Tracklist 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 03. Ekstasis 04. Auto Erotic 05. Sepsis 06. Pathogenesis 07. Electroencephalographic Measurements 08. Tanha 09. Words Once Spoken 10. Samsara 11. Cellular Resonance 12. Within 13. Prodrome 14. Onset 15. Chathexis 16. Geography 17. Final Exit 18. Terminal Posture 19. Oblivion 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.