Wammer's Album Club, Tuesday 10 December 2013. Orb - Orbus Terrarum

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I thought I'd choose a classic electronic record. And after having a look through the previous WAC choices I realised there was nothing by Orb. Maybe that tells its own story :D But this record in my view is their finest, if not their most well known.

Seven dense, layered and rather psychedelic dub workouts in a continuous play format. If you can find a way to listen to this without adverts, you'll get more from it. Having said that, this is definitely not for everyone.

I'm posting from work so I can't link to spotify, but it is on there. Further, there was a later 2xCD release of this with remixes on the bonus disc. I am only suggesting listening to the original album.

I hope you enjoy it :)

 

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Not really my scene so don't know this. I am guessing it will be music for people on ecstasy. Or chilling out after taking ecstasy. Maybe in a field.

 

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Usually The Orb but on this release they credit themselves as Orb. Does it matter? :p
No not all, its just I thought I'd seen just Orb somewhere or other and was wondering if it was an official change of name.

 

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I've also got a couple of Orb records, The Ultraworld and The Dream but not heard this.

 

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Whoops I mean The Orb :D

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Not really my scene so don't know this. I am guessing it will be music for people on ecstasy. Or chilling out after taking ecstasy. Maybe in a field.
You er, sorted then Notty? :D

 

notaclue

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You don't have to be in a field on drugs to enjoy this... but perhaps it helps? :?

I dunno, I found this a bit hard to enjoy on a Tuesday morning in December. Some nice bits. Plenty of typical dance-y, trance-y ambient stuff. Sort of washed over me and I don't really remember it.

I would need to listen again to know what to make of it, but I don't think I will as I've never really liked this sort of thing much.

 

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I enjoy a bit of Electronica. I like it when it's sweeping soundscapes and swirls (think early TD and KW). After a quick listen, there are some parts of this album that I really enjoyed.....Plateau and Montagne D'Or especially. However, I really don't like the tinny drum machines and unfortunately they are there in abundance (obviously) in the "dancier" bits.

I would include the afore mentioned tracks on a compilation tape but wouldn't bother with the rest of the album.

 

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