Artist Interview: The Orphics
Tell us about yourself and your music
The Orphics are headed by composer, vocalist, accordionist , guitarist Matt Roth. Inspired initially by the great music legends of the 70’s, The Orphics fuse the past , present , and future with classical and electric instruments with poetic elements and deep spiritual messages.. The Orphics Live show at Whisky a go-go can be described as a psychedelic, hypnotic, 3-dimensional fish-eyed journey through the surreal realms of time seeking to bring you messages of love, passion and also death and destruction across the eclectic and ethereal planes..
Talk to us more about your latest release
“Purity ” Volume l -The Sun and Volume ll -The Moon is the debut double disc album which features Peter Distefano from Porno for Pyros on guitar, Charlie Bisharat-violinist on Janes Addiction’s Ritual de la Habitual , and Cameron Stone – Cellist from Poe…
What inspired you to write this release?
My music is karmically influenced from Plato’s symposium which speaks on the elements necessary from creating or giving birth to art.. Plato also spoke of Orpheus, the Greek God of Music and his followers, The Orphics… Egyptian history is also present in my sphere of influence..
Any plans to release a video?
Currently, I’m seeking a major label to remix and master my debut and sign us to their label so that we can “officially” re-release the album and set out for a world tour.. Along with the re-release would be to release several music videos featuring songs from the album..
Any plans to hit the road?
We are hoping to get signed this year and set plans to tour the world promoting our debut cd, “Purity “…
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Reverbnation, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our official website..
Who have you been listening to lately?
The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Clash, The Ramones, U2, David Bowie, Queen, STP, Tool, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, The Cult, Janes Addiction..
Tell us about your passions
True Buddhism.. Chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo every morning and evening to obtain peace, happiness, and enlightenment…
What else is happening next in your world?
Envisioning major label endorsement, management, and world tour …
Thanks for an awesome interview, Matthew!