The Orb return to Band on the Wall to put our heavy sound system to the test!
The Orb is celebrating its unique position as one of the few names to emerge from the 1988 acid house revolution still creating vital new music with a series of special 35th anniversary UK shows – presenting classics from the seminal Adventure’s album, also their Number 1 album UFOrb as well as some of their more recent release and the new album Prism.
Over the last 35 years, The Orb has charted one of the most idiosyncratic paths in music, notching up hit singles and albums, sellout shows all over the world, and an impressive string of album collaborations, including legend Lee Scratch Perry and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
Initially formed by Alex Paterson and the KLF’s Jimmy Cauty in 1988, The Orb has since consisted of the former plus different collaborators, springing to prominence with 1989’s ’A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain Which Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld’ before 1991’s The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld created a new genre called ‘ambient house’ but stretching into dub and avant garde.
‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ [co-written with long-time collaborator Youth] was a hit single, followed by 1992’s U.F. Orb reaching number one in the album charts, spawning a top ten single in the epic ‘Blue Room‘. The Orb went on to release a string of albums, including Live ’93, Orbus Terrarum, Orblivion, Cydonia, Bicycles & Tricycles, The Dream and Baghdad Batteries, collaborating with Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour on 2010’s Metallic Spheres.
On sale 10am 20th Jan.