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Orbital: Town & Country Club, Leeds ***

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 22 March 1999

IS IT REALLY 11 years since acid house? Yup, the members of the Class Of '88 haven't reached for their pipe and slippers yet, but midway through an occasionally sublime, sometimes creaky two-hour set, Orbital began showing films of Phil and Paul Hartnoll's children in the womb. In one fell swoop, the Hartnolls became less Godfathers Of Techno than Dads Of Dance.

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