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Last updated 2009-08-26

The history from O.R.D.U.C.

O.R.D.U.C. during a break from the recording-sessions for the Pink & Purple album

O.R.D.U.C.
during a break from
the recording-sessions
for the Pink & Purple album

O.R.D.U.C. was founded in 1971 and stands for
One-o-seventh Royal Dutch Underground Company.

At first O.R.D.U.C. was a band wich wanted to play a mixture of Frank Zappa’s and Pink Floyd’s music from the late sixties.
But after the initial members had left, the founder - Nico Selen - decided to go on with O.R.D.U.C. as a project for experimental music. Gradually the music chanced to minimal-pop.

On friday, june the 13th 1980 O.R.D.U.C. recorded the track “Crazy Computer” for the Plurex compilation-EP “17 to 7 on 33”. It made O.R.D.U.C. “worldfamous”. At the end of 1980 the cassette-album “Pre Pink & Purple” was completed. A few months later, may 1981, the LP “Pink & Purple” was released.

After that several albums followed such as "Fast Forward" (1981), the famous “New Cubism” (1981), “The Beatear” (1984) and “D-Train” (1986). They were only released in a very limited edition on cassette. Some tracks were released on compilation-albums.

In 1998 the mini-album "Bonus-Tracks" was released on a 8-inch EP, through Feedback Records.

O.R.D.U.C. is still active and preparing several new albums. The first one will be "One-o-seventh" Royal Dutch Underground Company", containing five tracks with the same tittle.
Beside new works, also old - never released - works will be released. You can expect such as "Music for the Mind" (1973/75), "Underground" (1977/79), "Lost in Time and Space" (1981/89) and "Red Mixture" (1990/1999) But there is much more.

A new release from the notorious one?

From october the 21st till 26th 2004, 5 remixes and 2 edits are made from the song Decadent by O.R.D.U.C.. For quit some time there has been a discussion wheter or not to release this material. And in fact there is no decision made. On one hand these remixes are not much of new material. But on the other hand it might be interesting for some hardcore fans. So if you want these tracks on vinyl, just let it know. Use the button reactions!

The remixes and edits are:
- Original Dub (2:00)
- Extended Dub (2:15)
- Slow Dub (4:29)
- Deca-Dance (4:30)
- Midnight Dub (9:05)
- Radio Edit Part 1 (2:06)
- Radio Edit Part 3 (1:50)