Members of Orthrelm: Josh Blair, Mick Barr
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.orthrelm.com/, http://www.myspace.com/orthrelm

Discography of Orthrelm:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Orthrelm / Behold... The Arctopus 2 Audio 2006-03-29 Crucial Blast
2 Asristirveildrioxe 99 Audio 2002-02-05 Troubleman Unlimited
3 Trans Atlantic Asthma Attack 6 Audio 2005
4 Orthrelm I 22 Audio 2001-00-00 Not On Label (Mick Barr Self-released)
5 OV 2 Audio 2005 Epicene Sound Systems
6 Iorxhscimtor 12 Audio 2001 Tolotta Records
7 Asristir Vieldriox 99 Audio 2002 Troubleman Unlimited
8 2nd 18/O4 Norildivoth Crallos-Lomrixth Urthiln 19 Audio 2002-08-27 Three One G (31G)
9 Iorxhscimtor 12 Audio 2001 Tolotta Records
10 Split 13 Audio 2002-07-30 Troubleman Unlimited
11 Untitled 2 Audio 2004 Forge Records (2)
12 Untitled 2 Audio 2004 Forge Records (2)
13 OV 2 Audio 2005 Epicene Sound Systems
14 Orthrelm 36 Audio 2010-06-01 ugEXPLODE
15 OV 3 Audio 2005-06-00 Ipecac Recordings
16 20012 4 Audio 2012-02-21 Not On Label
17 Orthrelm II II 48 Audio 2012-02-00 Not On Label (Mick Barr Self-Released)

Orthrelm is a instrumental guitar/drums duo founded in the summer of the year 2000 by guitarist Mick Barr and drummer Josh Blair. They were initially known for playing extremely complicated compositions with little or no repetition whatsoever. However in 2005 they received alot of attention, praise and criticism for their extended minimalist piece "OV" (Ipecac, 2005) which instead utilized repetition to the extreme.

Orthrelm began as a sort of continuation of Mick Barr's earlier guitar/drums duo (with Malcolm McDuffie) Crom-Tech (which itself was sort of a continuation of his short-lived guitar/bass/drums trio Or Rathol Nok) that had broken up, main difference being Orthrelm lacking the vocals. Mick had sent Josh a tape of some songs (later recorded as "Iorxhscimtor") he had worked on and wanted to put to rest, Josh answered and some time later Orthrelm was formed. During 2001 Orthrelm recorded nearly their entire output so far, both old pre-Orthrelm material composed solely by Barr and new collaborative material were recorded. Among these were the infamous "Asristir Veildrioxe" an album consisting of 99 short micro-compositions in barely 12 minutes. Also released was a split with Touchdown and these tracks could be the pinnacle of the earlier Barr/Blair compositions. During 2002-2004 they worked on composing "OV" initially influenced by middle-eastern music. They toured and performed alot during this time. Some acts they toured with include The Locust, Pig Destroyer, Growing and Zombi.

In early 2006 the band were forced to cancel their tour because one of the members was ill. Since then Orthrelm has been very quiet "active though dormant for most of the time" as they put it. But they say there's still plans to resurrect and write.

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