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Orb, The

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The Shamen, The Orb, Rebel MC: War And Peace ('91 Mix), Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Susan Corrigan, New Musical Express, 26 January 1991


The Orb: The Warehouse, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 18 May 1991


The Orb: Fridge, Brixton, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 25 May 1991

AN ORB tour is already a pretty Zen concept without letting veteran hippy guitarist Steve Hillage out on a one-off day pass from Hillage Village. ...

Primal Scream: The Haçienda, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 3 August 1991


The Orb: Tune in, turn on

Interview by Helen Mead, i-D, August 1992

The Orb have taken ambient house from a much-mocked concept to a commercial proposition, employing space-age weirdness and ironic humour to make dance music that's ...

The Orb: Sphere and Loathing

Report and Interview by Push, Melody Maker, 24 October 1992

THE ORB are on the road and mayhem reigns. PUSH joins in the jollities ...

The Orb: Mystic Pizza

Report and Interview by Andy Gill, Q, November 1992

They're cooking up something deeply strange in the sound kitchen. The Orb explore your inner space with endless sonic dreamscapes that suggest a planet where ...


Overview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, April 1993

TECHNO. THE name sounds at once monolithic and impersonal, the acronym of a multinational conglomerate, and toylike, as in brightly colored plastic Lego blocks. ...

The Orb: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 20 April 1993

PIONEERS OF neo-progressive pop or appalling hippy throwbacks? That both descriptions apply to the Orb indicates the scale of the changes occurring in rock music. ...

The Orb: The Academy, Manchester

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 1 May 1993


The Orb, System 7: Trekroner Fort, Copenhagen

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 11 September 1993


Hey, DJ — The chilled-out charms of ambient techno

Guide by Pat Blashill, Details, November 1993

RICHARD JAMES has seen the future and it's nothing special. In fact, it's nothing at all. Nothingness itself. Vast, blank wildernesses, majesticaly vague cityscapes, machines ...

The Orb: Live '93 (Island COO 8022)

Review by Lisa Verrico, Vox, January 1994

Q. WHAT'S THE difference between The Orb in concert and The Orb in the studio? A. An amazing light show, a revolving spiky symbol and ...

The Orb: Pomme Fritz

Review by Stuart Maconie, Select, July 1994

AT FIRST GLANCE it looks like history repeating itself. The hegemony of a bunch of well-fed. critically-sanctioned dopeheads assaulted by the authentic, splenetic roar of ...

Woodstock II: Sodden Life Is Rubbish

Report by John Harris, New Musical Express, 27 August 1994

Take 250,000 hippy children (Please! — Ed) and baby boomers reliving the 'glories' of the '60s, stick them in a sea of mud and charge ...

The Orb: O Is For Orb

Interview by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 25 March 1995

THE ORB, the first band since Pink Floyd to transfer ambient noodling and stunning visuals from clubs to stadia, return this week with a new ...

The Orb: Orblivion (Island)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 22 February 1997

AFTER FIVE years of squandered promise, wrong turnings, bitter splits and experimental muck-spreading, how much can we honestly expect from Alex Paterson? Five years in ...

Orbiting The Orb

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Request, May 1997

"DOCTOR" ALEX Patterson, overlord of the Orb and revered godfather of the genus Ambient Techno, would like another brandy and ginger, if you don’t mind. ...

Living in Orblivion: The Orb

Report and Interview by JoE Silva, Remix, 1998

"THE RECORD COMPANY didn't have a clue what was going on." ...

see also KLF, The


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