Orbital ‎– Chime / Deeper

Oh'Zone Records ‎– ZONE 001
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Chime 12:42
AA Deeper 15:33

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Very first pressing of "Chime" - 1000 copies only. "Deeper" is the full 15-minute version, only available on this pressing.

Track durations not stated on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1 - Etched, Side A): E ZONE 1 A¹ LYN 24849 DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1 - Etched, Side AA): ZONE 1 B¹ 24850 - R DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2 - Etched, Side A): LYN24849 ZONE1 A¹ DAMONT D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2 - Etched, Side AA): ZONE1B¹ 24850 W DAMONT

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
F 135, 886 976-7 Orbital Chime (Edit)(7", Single) FFRR, FFRR F 135, 886 976-7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
8869767 Orbital Chime(7", Single, TP) FFRR 8869767 France 1990 Sell This Version
FCS 135, 886 976-4 Orbital Chime(Cass, Single) FFRR, FFRR FCS 135, 886 976-4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
350 001-1 Orbital Chime(12") FFRR 350 001-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
886 976-7, 886 976 7, F 135 Orbital Chime (Edit)(7", Single) FFRR, FFRR, FFRR 886 976-7, 886 976 7, F 135 Europe 1990 Sell This Version


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January 13, 2019
I've never seen this mentioned anywhere online, but surely I can't be the only person to notice that the 12" version on the FFRR release is different to the version on the Oh Zone release? They are both virtually exactly the same length but the arrangement is different.


September 2, 2017
Probably the best thing they ever did!
Remember, keep it simple!


February 14, 2015

Quality ! all those testubes and purple orms ;-)


February 9, 2014
I have a question about the sample used in 'Deeper' from a relaxation tape. The voice sounds like Bill Nighy's to me but can anyone confirm this or not?


January 21, 2013

Don't mean to brag, but I will anyway ! I got my copy of this 12" signed and drawn on by both Hartnoll brothers at a rave I played with them, Meat Beat Manifesto, Cabaret Voltaire and The Shamen in Edinburgh in '92(I think)and it still gets an occasional airing all these years later. Once a classic, always a classic !


September 22, 2007
Dont mean to brag, but I first heard this when Jazzy M played it off a tape (!) on his Jacking zone pirate radio show, LWR. He then went on to release it on his own oh!Zone label (probably (definitely) oh!Zones strongest ever release). 'Deeper' really did hypnotise me and both tunes were completely groundbreaking.

Dont mean to brag a 2nd time (!) but it turned out my mate new the brothers Hartnoll and got me a demo tape they'd done. It had a different mix of Chime overlayed with an old YTS advert and a much tougher mix of satan than the namby-pamby one they ended up releasing, along with other stuff, some never released.
What I'd do for that tape now...


May 12, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

I remember when I first heard this, Jeff Young’s Big Beat Show (BBC Radio 1) 5th Jan 1990, I've still got the tape! Where Jeff introduced it as “On oh zone records, outta of the vinyl zone on the west side of London, a track called chime, it goes on for about 10 minutes, can we get an edit, there's some good stuff at the end, were never going to get to the end”, then rings the ‘sacred’ bell, “we like that”.
How right he was!

An essential piece of vinyl!