Orior is Jeff Sharp, a post-punk/ambient artist. Strange Beauty is a collection of his unreleased material made circa 1979-1983 with instrumentation consisting of analogue drum machines, monosynths, an early FM synths, saxophone, tape delays, piano, and guitar.
Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty were havily influenced by Orior’s sole 7” release, the Elevation EP (1979) for the obscure Crystal Groove label which included a track on Frank Maiers' V-o-D label on his Snatch Paste compilation. Whittaker and Canty wrote to Maier and…
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