The Orb

Profil:
Long-running UK electronic group, originally formed by Jimmy Cauty (of The KLF) and Alex Paterson in 1988, that grew out of a love of ambient music and dub, soundscapes and science fiction. Due to the early work in this style, The Orb became pioneers of the early-90's-born "ambient house" genre. The group's lineup has shifted over the years, with Alex being the only consistent member. Notable members include Thrash and Thomas Fehlmann. Though he was never officially a member, Youth (a.k.a. Martin Glover) was instrumental throughout the group's existence, and co-owned the label WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings with Alex (they had known each other since they were young, and Alex was a roadie for the group Killing Joke, in which Youth played bass).
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The Orb - Aubrey Mixes: The Ultraworld Excursions illustration d'album The Orb Aubrey Mixes: The Ultraworld Excursions (Album) Big Life, Big Life, Big Life UK 1991 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Peel Sessions illustration d'album The Orb Peel Sessions Strange Fruit, Strange Fruit US 1991 Vendre cette version
The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld illustration d'album Orb* The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (Album, Comp) Big Life, Big Life UK & Europe 1991 Vendre cette version
ATTP 9109 The Orb - Let The Music Take Control / Perpetual Dawn illustration d'album Cartouche / The Orb Cartouche / The Orb - Let The Music Take Control / Perpetual Dawn(LP) Attic ATTP 9109 Canada 1991 Vendre cette version
The Orb - U.F.Orb illustration d'album The Orb U.F.Orb (Album, Comp) Big Life, Big Life, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings Germany 1992 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Live 93 illustration d'album Orb* Live 93 (Album) Island Records UK & Europe 1993 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Pomme Fritz illustration d'album Orb* Pomme Fritz (MiniAlbum, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Inter-Modo, Inter-Modo France 1994 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Orbus Terrarum illustration d'album Orb* Orbus Terrarum (Album) Island Records, Island Records Japan 1995 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Orblivion illustration d'album Orb* Orblivion (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 1997 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Cydonia illustration d'album The Orb Cydonia (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 1999 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Bicycles & Tricycles illustration d'album The Orb Bicycles & Tricycles (Album) Cooking Vinyl Japan 2003 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Orbsessions Volume One illustration d'album The Orb Orbsessions Volume One (Album) Malicious Damage UK 2005 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Okie Dokie It's The Orb On Kompakt illustration d'album The Orb Okie Dokie It's The Orb On Kompakt (Album) Kompakt, Kompakt Germany 2005 Vendre cette version
The Orb - The Dream illustration d'album The Orb The Dream (Album) LSD - Liquid Sound Design UK 2007 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Baghdad Batteries (Orbsessions Volume III) illustration d'album The Orb Baghdad Batteries (Orbsessions Volume III) (Album) Malicious Damage Japan 2009 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Metallic Spheres illustration d'album The Orb Featuring David Gilmour The Orb Featuring David Gilmour - Metallic Spheres (Album) Columbia, Sony Music Argentina 2010 Vendre cette version
The Orb - C Batter C illustration d'album The Orb C Batter C (Album) Malicious Damage UK 2011 Vendre cette version
The Orb - The Orbserver In The Star House illustration d'album The Orb Featuring Lee Scratch Perry* The Orb Featuring Lee Scratch Perry* - The Orbserver In The Star House (Album) Cooking Vinyl Europe 2012 Vendre cette version
The Orb - More Tales From The Orbservatory illustration d'album The Orb Featuring Lee Scratch Perry* The Orb Featuring Lee Scratch Perry* - More Tales From The Orbservatory (Album) Cooking Vinyl Japan 2013 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Further Adventures Beyond Dark Matter Live illustration d'album The Orb Further Adventures Beyond Dark Matter Live Abbey Road Live Here Now 2014 Vendre cette version
The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD illustration d'album The Orb Moonbuilding 2703 AD (Album) Kompakt Japan 2015 Vendre cette version
LSD91 The Orb - All Is Not Lost, But Where Is It? illustration d'album Suns Of Arqa Featuring Youth, Raja Ram & The Orb Suns Of Arqa Featuring Youth, Raja Ram & The Orb - All Is Not Lost, But Where Is It?(CD, Album) LSD - Liquid Sound Design LSD91 UK 2015 Vendre cette version
none The Orb - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Bristol UK 1992) illustration d'album The Orb Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Bristol UK 1992)(Cass, Ltd, Red) Dublab none US 2015 Vendre cette version
The Orb - COW / Chill Out, World! illustration d'album Orb* COW / Chill Out, World! (Album) Kompakt Germany 2016 Vendre cette version
The Orb - The Orb's Further Adventures Live 2016 illustration d'album The Orb The Orb's Further Adventures Live 2016 (Album) Live Here Now 2016 Vendre cette version

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256Pi

256Pi

1 avril 2020
edité 2 months ago
Counterpoint to the commenter below me: Do bother with anything after '94. While those first three albums with Thrash are all pretty easily among their strongest work, they've still been putting out plenty of great material without him for years after the fact. I for one love Toxygene and the stuff they were doing immediately after Orbus Terrarum, and all their albums since have had different interesting flavors to them that make them all worth checking out (I personally hold The Dream on par with their early stuff, love it to bits, but I get that's not everyone's cup of tea, if you like their more ambient stuff make sure you check out Okie Dokie or Chill Out World or Moonbuilding). Paterson and company have stayed creative and engaging years after their prime, even to this day (No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds and Abolition Of The Royal Familia are great too), so don't sleep on their most recent stuff either.
lerosa

lerosa

12 août 2019
Don't bother with anything after '94, for better or worse Trash was the visionary of the Orb, compare their Live 93 to Toxygene, worlds apart. Hughes or Falconer really didn't get remotely close.
schtel

schtel

8 avril 2018
The Orb — a name derived from Woody Allen’s sci-fi film, "Sleepers". [Frank Hoffman, "Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2nd Edition)" (Routledge, 2004), p. 778.]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAKWKfVcd04
Rich.C

Rich.C

13 janvier 2017
The Orb is perhaps the best-known name in mainstream Ambient music, and for all the right reasons. Since the end of the 1980s, Alex Paterson and a changing list of collaborators have produced chilled-out, ecstatic grooves and fluffy, flowing remixes for dancers greeting the dawn.
Their output is every bit as brilliant and stunning as the rising sun after a long night of physical flow and endless four/four pounding. Multicolored synth lines run like a watercolor palette in the rain. They layer blissful selections from Pink Floyd, Minnie Riperton, Ennio Morricone and Rickie Lee Jones to create a harmonious pastiche of original music, seamless samples and astute dialog.
...As the Orb's pulsating harmonies weave self-contained ecosystems of sound, delirious beats climb up the mix like vines, heavy with sweet fruit, ready for plucking.
AndyPandy2000

AndyPandy2000

31 janvier 2016
Always been very keen on both The Orb and Pink Floyd so was very excited and not disappointed by The Orb and Dave Gilmour's 'Metallic Spheres' so why isn't it here?!
K1tSVW

K1tSVW

2 janvier 2016
Has Alex Paterson's reggae collection surfaced on discogs?
K1tSVW

K1tSVW

8 décembre 2015
edité over 4 years ago
There were some bald persons shouting "I hope you fall down!" to Alex at Quart '94. I didn't agree.
ian_s

ian_s

13 juin 2014
This is quite an incendiary piece by Thrash. It's quite long, but a good read.
https://krisweston.com/index.php/rant/
theyettidog

theyettidog

15 août 2011
edité over 8 years ago
well i have to say i am stunned, shocked, and totally in disbelief that unless there is some glitch with Discogs, that there are only 2 reviews on the Orb - surely that can't be.......well i am not going to say too much about them as im sure if your a collector or in to their releases & remixes, then there is nothing i can say that hasn't already been thought or said (sounds like the ramblings that should be an excerpt from one of their outings)!!!

having said that, Alex has continued on this banwagon for what seems like 25 yrs now and the releases just got better and better (and stranger to some degree - POMME FRITZ) but also have to say that in the latter yrs, their stuff hasn't been quite right - don't know what is, but there is a distinct lack of some input or direction. trust me i never thought i would say this about the orb, but i think I prefer the orb releases (especially albums) up until about the point of Bicyles & Tricycles - sure there have been some odd toots that have come along which in my opinion are scrapings from older projects revamped to get an album out - and don't get me wrong, there were some standout pieces amongst them, but overall, nowadays their seems to be something missing..............like .......Andy Hughes & Thomas Fehlmann (forgive if thats mispelt). i wished they would get back in the studio with thrash and get some good old classics reborn into 2011 and beyond cos i tell you now, together - these guys knew how.

i am not going to rave about their individual set pieces, but those who are new to this genre and particularly The Orb, my advice is definitely start with their earlier stuff from 1991 - 2001 as this was the decade it was all happening...........as IMO unfortunately i think if you checked their most recent ensembles from the last 10 yrs, there is too many changes on the collaborations front and although change is good in some cases, i think overall, it has killed what is some of my fondest moments in ambient history.

apologies to all that disagree with this, it is only my personal opinion and is no way meant as a discredit to The Orb or Mr P as im sure if you check my keen interest and enthusiasm with the orb (by viewing my collection) and their material, i own nearly everything thats has come out and for the record, some that hasn't come out. i also have an extensive collection of bootleg and live mixes from their Live performances......put it this way - if you liked the LIVE 93 album, you aint heard nothing until you've heard and experienced listening to the actual LIVE recordings of the 3 night performances in Tokyo 93 - it is truly amazing and will leave a true orb fan speechless (especially if monged out ha ha)!!!

Cynical

Cynical

12 février 2003
I agree that The Orb are a fantastic collective and produce some of the most remarkable remixes I've ever heard. I must add though that The Pink Floyd Remixes were not created by Alex Patterson (only remaining founder member) or any other member of The Orb collective, but by an dj from America who realised that the bootleg cd would sell faster with the Orb label rather than his own. Please don't let this prevent you from tracking down and buying the remixes though - they are very good. I've been a collector of Orb merchandise since the Kiss e.p. and own every single item released (and some that never were or will be due to copyright problems), I've seen The orb perform live too many time to count and have interviewed Alex and other members of the group on several occasions for various different publications on a variety of different subjects.
Keep your eyes peeled for the new album due for release at some point this year, working title "Orbisnowhere".

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