Orb* ‎– Orbus Terrarum

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Valley 7:36
Plateau 12:49
Oxbow Lakes 7:28
Montagne D'Or (Der Gute Berg) 10:41
White River Junction 9:36
Occidental 13:54
Slug Dub 15:49

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CIDX 8037, 524 099-2 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records CIDX 8037, 524 099-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ILPSD 8037, 524 087-1, 524 097-1, 524 098-1 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(2xLP, Album, Map) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records ILPSD 8037, 524 087-1, 524 097-1, 524 098-1 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
PRLP 6964-1 The Orb Orbus Terrarum(2xLP, Promo, Album) Island Records PRLP 6964-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 099-2 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records 314-524 099-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
CIDX 8037, 524 099-2, CID 8037 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records CIDX 8037, 524 099-2, CID 8037 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 099-2 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records 314-524 099-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
524 099-2 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records, Mercury 524 099-2 Australasia 1995 Sell This Version
I2 24099 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records I2 24099 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
7 24384 03572 3 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Delabel 7 24384 03572 3 France 1995 Sell This Version
PHCR-1777 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album) Island Records PHCR-1777 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
I2 24099 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album, Club) Island Records I2 24099 US 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 099-2 The Orb Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album, Club) Island Records 314-524 099-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
524 087-2, CID 8037 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album, Ltd) Island Records, Island Records 524 087-2, CID 8037 UK 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 40874 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(Cass, Album) Island Records 314-524 40874 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 099-4 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(Cass, Album) Island Records 314-524 099-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
ICT 8037, 524 087-4 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records ICT 8037, 524 087-4 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ICT 8037, 524 087-4 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records, PolyGram Polska, PolyGram Polska ICT 8037, 524 087-4 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
308 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 308 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
314-524 099 ADV The Orb Orbvs Terrarvm(Cass, Album, Promo) Island Records 314-524 099 ADV US 1995 Sell This Version
none The Orb Orbus Terrarum(2xCDr, Album, RM, Promo) Universal UMC, Island Records none UK 2008 Sell This Version
5306742, 530 674-2 The Orb Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Universal UMC, Island Records, Universal UMC, Island Records 5306742, 530 674-2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
I2 24099 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album, Club) Island Records I2 24099 US Unknown Sell This Version
PMT 015 Orb* Orbus Terrarum(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (PMT Series) PMT 015 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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WonderSoil

WonderSoil

April 29, 2016
referencing Orbus Terrarum, CD, Album, CIDX 8037, 524 099-2
Essential Orbic dub meditations. This is The Orb at their most psychedelic, very liquid and complex sound that demands a very good sound system. Reminds me a lot of some of Greg Hunters stuf.
yanmac

yanmac

July 6, 2015
referencing Orbus Terrarum, CD, Album, 314-524 099-2
Just to balance the gushing reviews below, I have to say this album is so completely and utterly boring. Oxbow Lakes is the only saving grace. Meandering musical masterbation. Sorry folks.
ttooyyss

ttooyyss

October 8, 2014
referencing Orbus Terrarum, CD, Album, 314-524 099-2
Nice but not much more. All the tracks are accidentaly, nothing is thought-out. ORB is one of the begining of the random fashion in the music. Very primitive and amatheur studiowise in some ways and far not that complex as I rembered. No real "music" but soundscapes, atmospheres. Many waste sounds and moments but still OK. I know many will debate but I don't care. Music for mindless universed....
AWW

AWW

January 4, 2013
referencing Orbus Terrarum, CD, Album, 314-524 099-2

PERFECT ALBUM, MONSTER OF A THING, HEARING IS STILL NOT BELIEVING. IF YOU KNOW OF SOMETHING THAT IS EVEN REMOTELY SIMILARLY COMPLEX PLEASE TELL ME!!
TIM

TIM

February 11, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Orbus Terrarum, CD, Album, 314-524 099-2
Agreed with fabriknos. This is the deepest most thought provoking and spaced out Orb album. My reason for complimenting this release is the song Plateau. It's probably my favorite Orb track. Which as the opening track builds up to this one it really sets up the song for greatness. The rest of the album has moments too. If there was a second track like Plateau on this release this would be hands down their best release and up there with the best single albums in the ambient genre. Which is why the Orb are known for being of the elite ambient / chill out acts of all time but have no real defining moment on one release. Maybe it's because they have a few that stand out from 1990-1995. Either way though this still can go down as their best and you won't get too many arguments. This is a desert island disc and pre 1995 you won't find many ambient albums that can top this.
fabriknos

fabriknos

December 20, 2010
referencing Orbus Terrarum, CD, Album, 314-524 099-2
This is my favorite Orb release, because it is the most "flow of thought" album they did in the 90s - pure experimentation, totally psychedelic, a true masterpiece from one of the originators of modern ambient.
reflexation

reflexation

July 21, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Orbus Terrarum, 2xLP, Album, Map, ILPSD 8037, 524 087-1, 524 097-1, 524 098-1
This is one of the best releases from The Orb, spanning across 2 wonderful LPs stacked inside a see through jacked - this "map pack" is just the icing on the cake!

They really pushed their own sound with this record, long lush tracks that hold your imagination. Lots of samples thrown in as usual. I dont know if I would reccomend this as a starter for someone who is new to The Orb, but more for the seasoned listener of ambient or "chilled" music. Once into the mind set you will probably be likst most who enjoy The Orb and hear this wonderful album, it is one of my all time favourite ambient type albums. Abstract drums and sounds layered overtop sounds that seem to come alive. A nice bit of variation leads this release away from mediocrity. Enjoy!
soundstorm

soundstorm

September 16, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Orbus Terrarum, CD, Album, 314-524 099-2

A tour de force! I was so excited when this album came out, because it was the first Orb album I was able to get on vinyl. This album is really the first album where you can appreciate the level of mastery that the guys had achieved in the studio. The album cover should clue you in to the sonic abstraction that lies within. I believe the object is called a Penrose square, named for the British mathematician Roger Penrose. You'll recall that an earlier Orb album quoted the British philosopher Sir Karl Popper. Intellectual references are always appreciated by Orb listeners. The album is wonderful and a necessary purchase for those who understand, but don't take my word for it, read Marijus' last sentence above. That's some of the funniest shit I've ever read!!....peace