After an almost 6 year hiatus, and the break up of the audio-visual trio it had evolved into, Origamibiro returns with Miscellany, a body of work amassed during the years since the release of 2014’s Odham’s Standard.
Though the group never officially disbanded, a number of life-changing events meant it simply became impossible to continue together. As such, the project organically reverted back to the solo pursuits of composer Tom Hill. Fellow multi-instrumentalist, Andy Tytherleigh, however, remains a strong collaborator.
Exploration into the tangible nature of everyday objects and textures - both in and outside of the home - is a theme relished in much of Origamibiro’s work. Forest brambles and plastic toy Easter eggs are examined in surgical detail alongside the debris of demolished piano parts, to be repurposed into whatever sonic potential they offer up.
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Miscellany comprises a varied mixture of work, ranging from electronica to orchestral chamber music.
Drawing upon much of the found-sound style for which Origamibiro became known, the DIY approach to sampling and composing continues to play a central role in the process.
However, new additions to the instrumental palette - viola da gamba, Bechstein piano, zither, singing bowl, bowed glockenspiel, drum machine and gong - contribute to an even broader timbre.
Miscellany will be released on Denovali Records in February 2021.
Origamibiro releases to date
Origamibiro's 3rd album, on Denovali Records.
Shakkei & Shakkei Remixed
Origamibiro's 2nd album on Denovali Records. Shakkei Remixed includes reworked versions by artists such as Plaid, Isan and Leafcutter John.
Cracked Mirrors & Stopped Clocks
Origamibiro's debut album, first released on Expanding Records, then again later as part of a box set on Denovali Records.
A small selection of films using Origamibiro's music. Some bespoke scores and some original album material.
For a full portfolio of all soundtrack work, check out the soundtracks page