The Irresistible ForceFlying High

Label:Rising High Records – RSN CD5
CD, Album
Style:Downtempo, Ambient


1Spiritual High7:47
2Sky High12:11
3Flying High15:33
4High Frequency9:42
5Symphony In E8:47
6Mountain High (Live)20:15

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I Think Therefore I Ambient

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 024900 000118
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5024900000118
  • Matrix / Runout: RSNCD5 10210691 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Flying High (2×LP, Album)Rising High Records, Rising High RecordsRSNLP5, RSN LP5UK1992
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Flying High (2×LP, Album, White Label, Stamped)Rising High RecordsRSNLP-5UK1992
Flying High (Cassette, Album)Rising High RecordsRSN MC5UK1992
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The Irresistible Force (CD, Album)ApolloAMB 3924Belgium1993
Flying High (CD, Album)Instinct RecordsEX-258-2US1993



  • Crawshyne_'s avatar
    A luxurious adventure into ambient, meandering elegantly through heavenly melodies. That's the Irresistible Force for you!
    • donchich's avatar
      Still (impatiently) waiting on this repress. Has there been any updates?
      • nutrynion's avatar
        All i did in my teens was hang out in my room and listen to ambient and techno. This is an undying classic and still injects the listener with a sense of escape and wonderment. The entire album is now available on Youtube with track points for the user to go straight to. best thing ever as the availability of this album is few and far between and extremely costly.
        • fox's avatar
          Morris announced on his Twitter account that this would be reissued on WRWTFWW.
          • thelastvoice's avatar
            PDO pressing. Mine has become unplayable/unrippable due to severe bronzing.
            • chuckcogan's avatar
              According to the man himself..."and my 1992 album Flying High is being reissued on vinyl."
              • SpacemanT's avatar
                Edited 5 years ago
                Amazing album, still a favourite- "Flying High" and "Symphony in E" - samples - Spacemen 3 - "Ecstasy in Slow Motion "
                • AlexisNembrode's avatar
                  Beware when buying the rising high cd release of this album. Its made by PDO and its very very prone to suffer from the typical bronzing issue. I have two copies that are seriously affected. Shame, because this one has the best artwork.
                  • veers's avatar
                    Edited 9 years ago

                    ... Seems the ambient "enlightenment" (that key vibes loop with reverberation at climax) on "Mountain high (live)" is due to the magical fingers of GIL SCOTT HERON ...
                    See = Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson, the "Winter in America" album from 1974, track "Peace go with you brother", at the very beginning ... Indeed ! ;)
                    • incuswetrust's avatar
                      Easily as good as the Orb's debut, Flying High remains something of a watershed moment in ambient; this was a golden age for the music and seemed to peak in 1994, when labels such as Virgin decided that 'head music' was going to be the next big thing (they had been caught out by Acid House, and weren't going to miss out again) post-raving, and launched their splendid AMBT series.
                      With tongue-in-cheek samples from new age guides, and drifting, spacey drones, it had enough forward momentum (thanks to subtle pulses which kept one nodding to the music rather than nodding off) to avoid stagnation- which is a trap many who made 'ambient' material fell into. 'Symphony in E' is a stellar mind trip, and unashamedly psychedelic recalling the Komische musik of the 70's. The other tracks too are gems. Pretty much essential if you are a fan of this genre.


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