After touring the continent for two years and being nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2009, ORKA started work on the follow-up album ÓRÓ [Tutl, Ici d'ailleurs]. The album was recorded in a concrete salt warehouse by the Ports of Tórshavn in the snow of February 2010. ORKA rented the building for 1 month, fixed microphones and geophones on all 3 levels, staircases, elevators, built instruments and wrote and recorded all the material then and there together with producer Oktopus. The result was a dark Lynchian universe, luminous with icy Nordic vocals on top of evolved grit hop.
Since 2011 ORKA hasn't toured but has focused on being in the studio and in underground bass clubs creating a new sound, and working on ORKA's next album. ORKA is now ready to let the audience in to ORKA's new universe and is touring again in a one-man multi-instrument setup. The new album is expected to be out in 2013.
ORKA's projects have included collaborations with a number of singers and artists including Oktopus [Dälek], Ólavur Jákupsson, Hogni, Yann Tiersen, Akat, Teitur, Eivør, Third Eye Foundation, Bookworms, Uni Árting , and Kristian Blak.
Jun 25 SaturdayCopenhagen, Denmark Bolsjefabrikken, Ragnhildgade
Jul 02 SaturdayIpswich, UK Unknown venue
Jul 30 SaturdayWoodbridge, UK Unknown venue