Cat No: COOKCD865

On ‘Prism’, released 28th April via Cooking Vinyl, The Orb’s pulsating discography grows ever
more huge, with their 18th album, and 3rd helmed by core duo Alex Paterson and Michael
Rendall. Despite the connotations of its title, here they continue to rollick freely without
inhibition across ambient, house and dub, but also tangent into poetry, pop, full-blown drum
‘n’ bass and actual reggae.


To celebrate the official album announcement, The Orb are pleased to share the video for
their killer new single ‘Living In Recycled Times’, released 25th January, – a blistering, ten
minutes plus, drum & bass floorfiller.


The LP features electronic musicians David Harrow (whose CV includes Anne Clarke,
Psychic TV, Razormaid, Adrian Sherwood and Andy Weatherall) and Gaudi (whose credits
include Max Romeo, Capleton, Johnny Clarke and Desmond Dekker). Other guests include
Orb regular Youth, violinist Violeta Vicci, Kompakt records alumnus Leonardo Fresco,
Metamono man Jono Podmore, Guitarist and Alex’s old schoolchum David Lofts, plus
vocalists Eric Von Skywalker, Andy Cain and Rachel D’arcy.


‘Prism’ begins with the epic winding journey of ‘H.O.M.E’, which features a poem by Paterson,
and traverses through dark ambient into star-surfing Fingers-style house, before ‘Why Can
You Be In Two Places At Once…’ kicks into a funked-up, afrobeaty chug.


With Paterson’s decades-long love for Jamaican music and output oft drenched in the
dubwise, it should come as little surprise that The Orb have now gone full reggae, on the
ebullient nostalgia tale of Von Skywalker’s youthful romance, ‘A Ghetto Love Story’.


The album then disappears down a wormhole of rubadub head-music called ‘Picking Tea &
Chasing Butterfiles’, which sounds like Colourbox meets Popul Vuh in Shanghai, and also
echoes back to Weatherall’s Ultrabass II remix of ‘Perpetual Dawn’.


Flipping the script entirely, by sprinkling a large bag of disco dust, is the slinky boogie
wonderland of ‘Tiger’ (the name and nickname of Paterson’s son and late brother
respectively), which juxtaposes but somehow coheres with the melodica-tinged thunderous
bass music of ‘Dragon Of Oceans’ and it’s Sirius B gazing wordplay.


The expertly-executed, floaty 90s trance dance of ‘The Beginning Of The End’ works very
nicely within its own familiar parameters; which contrasts sharply with ‘Living In Recycled
Times’, which ignites over ten plus minutes into fully-fledged, rave-ready D&B fire, which
although out of their comfort zone still sounds very Orb.


Music for the ‘Prism’ of your mind, the album ends with its title track – a big ambient epic in
done in fine style – as awe inspiring as the cold, infinite expanse from whence it came.

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Cat No: COOKCD865

On ‘Prism’, released 28th April via Cooking Vinyl, The Orb’s pulsating discography grows ever
more huge, with their 18th album, and 3rd helmed by core duo Alex Paterson and Michael
Rendall. Despite the connotations of its title, here they continue to rollick freely without
inhibition across ambient, house and dub, but also tangent into poetry, pop, full-blown drum
‘n’ bass and actual reggae.

To celebrate the official album announcement, The Orb are pleased to share the video for
their killer new single ‘Living In Recycled Times’, released 25th January, – a blistering, ten
minutes plus, drum & bass floorfiller.

The LP features electronic musicians David Harrow (whose CV includes Anne Clarke,
Psychic TV, Razormaid, Adrian Sherwood and Andy Weatherall) and Gaudi (whose credits
include Max Romeo, Capleton, Johnny Clarke and Desmond Dekker). Other guests include
Orb regular Youth, violinist Violeta Vicci, Kompakt records alumnus Leonardo Fresco,
Metamono man Jono Podmore, Guitarist and Alex’s old schoolchum David Lofts, plus
vocalists Eric Von Skywalker, Andy Cain and Rachel D’arcy.

‘Prism’ begins with the epic winding journey of ‘H.O.M.E’, which features a poem by Paterson,
and traverses through dark ambient into star-surfing Fingers-style house, before ‘Why Can
You Be In Two Places At Once...’ kicks into a funked-up, afrobeaty chug.

With Paterson’s decades-long love for Jamaican music and output oft drenched in the
dubwise, it should come as little surprise that The Orb have now gone full reggae, on the
ebullient nostalgia tale of Von Skywalker’s youthful romance, ‘A Ghetto Love Story’.

The album then disappears down a wormhole of rubadub head-music called ‘Picking Tea &
Chasing Butterfiles’, which sounds like Colourbox meets Popul Vuh in Shanghai, and also
echoes back to Weatherall’s Ultrabass II remix of ‘Perpetual Dawn’.

Flipping the script entirely, by sprinkling a large bag of disco dust, is the slinky boogie
wonderland of ‘Tiger’ (the name and nickname of Paterson’s son and late brother
respectively), which juxtaposes but somehow coheres with the melodica-tinged thunderous
bass music of ‘Dragon Of Oceans’ and it’s Sirius B gazing wordplay.

The expertly-executed, floaty 90s trance dance of ‘The Beginning Of The End’ works very
nicely within its own familiar parameters; which contrasts sharply with ‘Living In Recycled
Times’, which ignites over ten plus minutes into fully-fledged, rave-ready D&B fire, which
although out of their comfort zone still sounds very Orb.

Music for the ‘Prism’ of your mind, the album ends with its title track – a big ambient epic in
done in fine style – as awe inspiring as the cold, infinite expanse from whence it came.

Cat No: LPCOOKLP865

On ‘Prism’, released 28th April via Cooking Vinyl, The Orb’s pulsating discography grows ever
more huge, with their 18th album, and 3rd helmed by core duo Alex Paterson and Michael
Rendall. Despite the connotations of its title, here they continue to rollick freely without
inhibition across ambient, house and dub, but also tangent into poetry, pop, full-blown drum
‘n’ bass and actual reggae.

To celebrate the official album announcement, The Orb are pleased to share the video for
their killer new single ‘Living In Recycled Times’, released 25th January, – a blistering, ten
minutes plus, drum & bass floorfiller.

The LP features electronic musicians David Harrow (whose CV includes Anne Clarke,
Psychic TV, Razormaid, Adrian Sherwood and Andy Weatherall) and Gaudi (whose credits
include Max Romeo, Capleton, Johnny Clarke and Desmond Dekker). Other guests include
Orb regular Youth, violinist Violeta Vicci, Kompakt records alumnus Leonardo Fresco,
Metamono man Jono Podmore, Guitarist and Alex’s old schoolchum David Lofts, plus
vocalists Eric Von Skywalker, Andy Cain and Rachel D’arcy.

‘Prism’ begins with the epic winding journey of ‘H.O.M.E’, which features a poem by Paterson,
and traverses through dark ambient into star-surfing Fingers-style house, before ‘Why Can
You Be In Two Places At Once...’ kicks into a funked-up, afrobeaty chug.

With Paterson’s decades-long love for Jamaican music and output oft drenched in the
dubwise, it should come as little surprise that The Orb have now gone full reggae, on the
ebullient nostalgia tale of Von Skywalker’s youthful romance, ‘A Ghetto Love Story’.

The album then disappears down a wormhole of rubadub head-music called ‘Picking Tea &
Chasing Butterfiles’, which sounds like Colourbox meets Popul Vuh in Shanghai, and also
echoes back to Weatherall’s Ultrabass II remix of ‘Perpetual Dawn’.

Flipping the script entirely, by sprinkling a large bag of disco dust, is the slinky boogie
wonderland of ‘Tiger’ (the name and nickname of Paterson’s son and late brother
respectively), which juxtaposes but somehow coheres with the melodica-tinged thunderous
bass music of ‘Dragon Of Oceans’ and it’s Sirius B gazing wordplay.

The expertly-executed, floaty 90s trance dance of ‘The Beginning Of The End’ works very
nicely within its own familiar parameters; which contrasts sharply with ‘Living In Recycled
Times’, which ignites over ten plus minutes into fully-fledged, rave-ready D&B fire, which
although out of their comfort zone still sounds very Orb.

Music for the ‘Prism’ of your mind, the album ends with its title track – a big ambient epic in
done in fine style – as awe inspiring as the cold, infinite expanse from whence it came.

Cat No: COOKLP865X

On ‘Prism’, released 28th April via Cooking Vinyl, The Orb’s pulsating discography grows ever
more huge, with their 18th album, and 3rd helmed by core duo Alex Paterson and Michael
Rendall. Despite the connotations of its title, here they continue to rollick freely without
inhibition across ambient, house and dub, but also tangent into poetry, pop, full-blown drum
‘n’ bass and actual reggae.

To celebrate the official album announcement, The Orb are pleased to share the video for
their killer new single ‘Living In Recycled Times’, released 25th January, – a blistering, ten
minutes plus, drum & bass floorfiller.

The LP features electronic musicians David Harrow (whose CV includes Anne Clarke,
Psychic TV, Razormaid, Adrian Sherwood and Andy Weatherall) and Gaudi (whose credits
include Max Romeo, Capleton, Johnny Clarke and Desmond Dekker). Other guests include
Orb regular Youth, violinist Violeta Vicci, Kompakt records alumnus Leonardo Fresco,
Metamono man Jono Podmore, Guitarist and Alex’s old schoolchum David Lofts, plus
vocalists Eric Von Skywalker, Andy Cain and Rachel D’arcy.

‘Prism’ begins with the epic winding journey of ‘H.O.M.E’, which features a poem by Paterson,
and traverses through dark ambient into star-surfing Fingers-style house, before ‘Why Can
You Be In Two Places At Once...’ kicks into a funked-up, afrobeaty chug.

With Paterson’s decades-long love for Jamaican music and output oft drenched in the
dubwise, it should come as little surprise that The Orb have now gone full reggae, on the
ebullient nostalgia tale of Von Skywalker’s youthful romance, ‘A Ghetto Love Story’.

The album then disappears down a wormhole of rubadub head-music called ‘Picking Tea &
Chasing Butterfiles’, which sounds like Colourbox meets Popul Vuh in Shanghai, and also
echoes back to Weatherall’s Ultrabass II remix of ‘Perpetual Dawn’.

Flipping the script entirely, by sprinkling a large bag of disco dust, is the slinky boogie
wonderland of ‘Tiger’ (the name and nickname of Paterson’s son and late brother
respectively), which juxtaposes but somehow coheres with the melodica-tinged thunderous
bass music of ‘Dragon Of Oceans’ and it’s Sirius B gazing wordplay.

The expertly-executed, floaty 90s trance dance of ‘The Beginning Of The End’ works very
nicely within its own familiar parameters; which contrasts sharply with ‘Living In Recycled
Times’, which ignites over ten plus minutes into fully-fledged, rave-ready D&B fire, which
although out of their comfort zone still sounds very Orb.

Music for the ‘Prism’ of your mind, the album ends with its title track – a big ambient epic in
done in fine style – as awe inspiring as the cold, infinite expanse from whence it came.

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Genre:Electronic Record Label:Cooking Vinyl Limited Release Date:28/04/2023
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