ORPHAX: Warschauer Straße CD Opa Loka Records
As a concept, Sietse Van Erve has here, centralised his album personally, around his first ever trip to Berlin. Many an artist base their releases on life experiences; and it can be difficult sometimes for the listener to place themselves at the heart of what the producer is trying to convey. It’s usually best to approach an album such as this purely from a musical perspective.
As a whole, this latest Orphax release is represented throughout, with a wash of drones and machine hums. As pleasant a listen as this is, this does lack a certain spark; and covering 46 and a half minutes over just two tracks, begs and wants for something more than what has been ultimately delivered.