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Track 4 is an edited version of the mix, same title, that appears on the vinyl version Satellite Serenade Pt. 2, ORAOC 09.

Published by Kabaddi/OR (UK) Ltd.
℗ & © 1994 AO Records

Original Soundtrack from Suzuki Keiichi "Suzuki Hakusho" (ToshibaEMI. Japan). The Designers Republic: the Motherchip Connection.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 026336 000021
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5026336000021
  • Other: A0999: AMBIEN. 2
  • Matrix / Runout: MAYKING RECORDS ORCD03 10289151 01 &


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October 14, 2017
edited 11 months ago

As reviewed by me in January 1995:

Summary: A bit too percussive for most ambient sets, but a quality example of the Orb's trancey side. A must-have for fans of the Orb's UFOrb album.

Japanese electronic artist Keiichi Suzuki finally got his single released in June after getting caught up in the Orb's ongoing label wrangles. Orb fans already familiar with the Transasian Express mix, released on under-the-counter 12"s last year, may still want to check out this CD, as the new mixes are very much along the lines of UFOrb material.

The Saturday and Sunday Mixes are slowly building trance techno pieces utilizing a full, rich combination of layered short sequences. They are similar to the Orb singles "Assassin" and "U.F.Orb (Bandulu remix)" in feel. My only complaint is that they are a little too fast for their dub-style basslines.

The epic Transasian Express Mix is a midtempo version using many of the same sounds as before, but arranged in a more entertaining electronic dub style. Rather than applying the delay effects to the percussion, the effects are reserved for the synth lines. A deep bleepy bassline and emphasized drum machine patterns dominate the second half of the mix. The accompanying Dub mix is merely a reprise, offering nothing new except a modified drum pattern.


August 14, 2017
The Transasianexpress Mix is arguably the best piece of music you will hear in your lifetime. 10/10 just doesn't come close. Musical perfection. End of.


March 10, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Another souce of samples in the Orb's Transasianexpress mix may be from the opening and closing credit music for a documentary about Joseph Campbell, called 'The Hero's Journey' that came out in 1987. The music is hauntingly beautiful and is composed by Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and Rand Wetherwax.


September 26, 2012
The Transasianexpress remix by The Orb is a classic piece of ambient house that was immortalised on Sasha & Digweed's Northern Exposure compilation. However, it was only recently I realised that some of those ethereal pads from the intro are sampled from Tangerine Dream - Sudden Revelation from their 1987 album Canyon Dreams. It's worth listening to the source material to get a sense of how The Orb rearrange and layer the sample in the track. An insight into their working process, and a nod to one of the major influences on contemporary ambient music.


March 5, 2012
Got this when it came out and it is a stunning 4 tracker CD.....up there with some of the Orbs best tunes.