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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electronics always played a decisive role in the life of amar derradj aka canson. born and bred in zurich, canson took up an appreticeship in machine design, later got into audio engineering and then sold electronic music in a record shop. in 1993 the techno virus got him, thusly it was only a matter of time for 17-year-old amar to buy his first synthesizer.
canson deliverd a stunning silent mix featuring ambient music by;
harold budd, jon hassell and brian eno, ezekiel honig, nino rota, movietone virginia astley, july skies,
fennesz and sakamoto, kuchen, sobrenadar, a winged victory for the sullen, max richter, wechsel garland