cocd 08.08

48 minute cd-r

composed performed produced by christopher orczy

christchurch new zealand march 2005

released 20 May 2005


While I may have been feeling a little anxious with february, march gave the series a shot in the arm. To me, march initiated a new phase in the series: the harmonies became more static, the melodies slowed themselves down, and the tenor register came into use in both melodies and countermelodies. While this factor may have indeed made things a little muddy here and there, it also had the advantage of slowing down the rate of harmonic change, something that the nest few albums would explore.


01 saturday 5 a
02 saturday 5 b
03 sunday 6
04 monday 7 a
05 monday 7 b
06 monday 7 c
07 tuesday 8 a
08 tuesday 8 b
09 wednesday 9
10 thursday 10
11 sunday 13
12 thursday 17
13 saturday 19
14 tuesday 22
15 wednesday 23
16 thursday 24
17 friday 25 a
18 friday 25 b
19 friday 25 c
20 tuesday 29
21 friday 30 a
22 friday 30 b


".... March reminds me more of January in it's bolder almost hallucinogenic states that it introduces; within the literal sound there seems to be a general swing toward reverb, which is nice"

Adrian Osman, Real Groove, Issue 140, August 2005


"The eighth album in Orczy's Harmonium Diaries series is more of the same for all you harmonium lovers out there (erm, are you out there?). Which begs the question, how many further installments of this series does Orczy have up his presumably long and flowing sleeves? Does the world really need an album per month of daily harmonium musings? And could Orczy's functional song titles (like Friday 25 b) be any more sterile? This is yet another album of tracks crying out to be used as incidental cinematic music. Intriguingly, when Orczy isn't pumping out recordings, he's photographing his silver birch trees... every single day. As you do. I for one am curious to put a face to his name, but sadly only a blurred out photo appears on www.christopherorczy.co.nz, where you can sample many of his tracks."

Narelle Jackson, Rip It Up #306, August / September  2005