orchid tapes is a record label founded in toronto in early 2010 currently based in new york. the overall goal of orchid tapes is to unite and expose a network of like-minded artists from all over the world under a collective-style label. it's our hope that the music and artwork reflected in each release we help to put out breaks free of the established norm, disregards trends, reflects the dedication of it’s creator and provokes a strong emotional resonance within whoever experiences it.
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orcas is a band by haze-pop auteur benoît pioulard and post-minimalist composer rafael anton irisarri. theirs is a style deeply rooted in personal variations on songform and ambient craft, and as a duo they bridge the furthest outlying aspects of their previous solo work published on kranky, touch, miasmah, room40, and ghostly international. on their debut album as orcas song and abstraction become one entity.