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The Orb announce new album ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’ for Kompakt

Long-running UK electronic group The Orb, composed of Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann, have announced their new album ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’, scheduled for release on 22nd June on Kompakt.

Moonbuilding 2703 AD is a major piece of psychedelic synth bliss, obscure loops and deep ambient textures, driven by swinging breakbeats and powerful basslines.

Or, as Alex Paterson says in his own words, “it’s a solid piece of music that mutates into an eight legged lunar Land Rover and takes off into a cosmic horizon of a million sounds, patterns and textures. It spins the listener on his/her head, rewiring their brains to maximum capacity, then brings them home, sweet home.”

“Moonbuilding 2703 AD” is inspired by this place called earth and the idea that in the future mankind discovers its root element in the ancient rocks on solar moons, which are based on musical harmonies, that despite being imprinted a billion lights years ago, are set to the same tempo as the Orb”, he adds.

On the creative atmosphere in the studio, Thomas Fehlmann states, “this album and the process of its production makes me feel real good.  An important part of the excitement is that our working system has reached a level where we are closer than ever to an automatic recognition of each other’s ideas, and ways to transform those into sound without explanation, so we could draw directly from our creative engines.”

The new album features a small track list, but turns each one of its four cuts into a mini epic in its own right. Moonbuilding 2703 AD will be available as a limited edition deluxe vinyl version, plus LP, CD and digital formats.

TRACKLIST

Limited deluxe vinyl LP:

A. GOD’S MIRRORBALL
B. MOON SCAPES 2703 BC
C. LUNAR CAVES
D. MOONBUILDING 2703 AD
E. DILLA’S MOON QUAKE (The Orb’s tribute to J Dilla)
F. MOON QUAKE (slice of silver)
MOON QUAKE 6

> PLAY MOONBUILDING 2703 AD (MELTDOWN EDIT) ON SOUNDCLOUD

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