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The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:59 pm
by DJ Three
soundCloud full track previews of forthcoming Orb album "Chill Out World"... with Roger Eno and Youth

https://soundcloud.com/kompakt/sets/the ... ut-world-1

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:10 am
by Ross
Really liking this. I've enjoyed most of the albums since Okie Dokie, but found them all very light on replay value - they've generally lasted a year or so in my collection. I have a feeling this one is going to become one of my favourites though, it just feels much more on my level musically.

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:56 am
by OffLand
Yeah, this sounds pretty great. Might have to pick this one up :)

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:11 am
by epitome
I listened to one track from this a few weeks ago and it didn't impress me. I still pre-ordered the CD though, so I'll wait till the weekend and give the whole thing a listen (on my birthday too :) )

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:53 pm
by dell1972
I've actually yet to purchase the Moonbuilding album. I became increasingly disenchanted with The Orb with the Metallic Spheres and his collaboration with Lee Perry. Combine that with the increasing realisation that Paterson is a freeloading ballsack with almost no artistic talent, other than his ability to get others to do the work for him, made me a bit more reticent to pass cash in his direction. I may get past this at some point, but not at the moment.

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:16 pm
by mcbpete
You pretty much exactly mirror my views too !

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:10 pm
by Dennis
dell1972 wrote:Paterson is a freeloading ballsack with almost no artistic talent, other than his ability to get others to do the work for him


:D

But come on, that´s maybe a bit TOO harsh. I´ve also read that evil blur from Kris Weston, and I´m also pretty sure he has some points with his descriptions, but I really think the truth is somewhere in the middle. He surely has seemed to contribute something to the albums, and even more than the suspected "one sample or two", I´m really sure.

And yeah, Metallic Spheres and that Lee Perry thing were pretty uninteresting, but if the team Paterson/Fehlmann keeps coming up with solid albums like Okie Dokie or Baghdad Batteries now and in the next years, then I´m pretty fine with it.

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:56 pm
by seedy
orb + roger eno = NICE


f'n love me some orb through and through 8-)

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:31 pm
by mcbpete
Dennis wrote:But come on, that´s maybe a bit TOO harsh. I´ve also read that evil blur from Kris Weston, and I´m also pretty sure he has some points with his descriptions, but I really think the truth is somewhere in the middle. He surely has seemed to contribute something to the albums, and even more than the suspected "one sample or two", I´m really sure.
I would actually be really interested to hear a Paterson only track - Just flicked though the entire album back catalogue and couldn't find a single release that appeared to be by just him. They're almost all seem to be either a Fehlmann and/or Hughes and/or Weston co-project !

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:25 pm
by Ross
It is a tad worrisome that the Fehlmann albums do sound almost exactly like Fehlmann's solo material.

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:43 am
by Codringher
mcbpete wrote:I would actually be really interested to hear a Paterson only track - Just flicked though the entire album back catalogue and couldn't find a single release that appeared to be by just him. They're almost all seem to be either a Fehlmann and/or Hughes and/or Weston co-project !

There is only one: "1,1,1" (0:36) from "Cydonia". Made entirely out of samples ;-)

I agree with Ross - every album made by Paterson/Fehlmann duo is actually Fehlmann album with Paterson samples.

For me Orb ended when Hughes left. Mostly all albums released in XXI century are boring/uninteresting/sounding the same... (with small exceptions).

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:03 am
by dell1972
I too agree with Ross on the Fehlmann comment, I feel more inclined to listen to his solo stuff as a result, though they always come across as nice but almost wholly unmemorable - you could argue that makes them good value as you never tire of them because you can never remember them!

I think bitterness set in when I bought the limited edition Lee Perry album for about thirty quid. On the plus side you actually got the instrumental album without Perry's gibbering (and I am actually a big fan of Perry usually, his seventies stuff mainly). On the down side I feel I paid a premium for a cut up bit of art that was included that Alex did which my four year old daughter could have done a better job of. Oh, I forgot about "C Batter C", which came before it. An overpriced turd is the best description I can give it.

Of course hearing Kris Weston's comments does slew matters somewhat, and I'm sure his account of things can't be 100% truth, but does seem to make a certain sense when listening to the stylistic changes over the years - you come to realise there's no Alex style as such other than a few goofy samples.

Interestingly what Kris Weston actually did put out the other year before he had a meltdown sounded very much like a slightly more classical Environments II era FSOL. His latest ramblings suggest though he's really not doing very well... he seems to be holed up on Guatemala with broken equipment.

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:12 am
by Pandemonium
Agreed, LX is mostly a parasite, but ORB albums are mostly good (some even great)...

dell1972 wrote:I feel more inclined to listen to Fehlmann solo stuff as a result, though they always come across as nice but almost wholly unmemorable - you could argue that makes them good value as you never tire of them because you can never remember them!


I like exactly this in some artists. 'unmemorable' is not a bad thing in my view :)

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:20 pm
by mcbpete
dell1972 wrote:Oh, I forgot about "C Batter C", which came before it. An overpriced turd is the best description I can give it.
That track is responsible for a really terrible and rushed remix by me too -


(if the above doesn't work - https://soundcloud.com/mcbpete/c-batter ... -3/s-mPPiV )

Re: The Orb - Chill Out World

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:00 pm
by seedy
i stopped caring about who's behind the music
it's great music so i don't care :)

also for all that LX doesn't do there is also something to be said for being a "director" of a project
like a band leader, he's not playing an instrument but he is putting forth the direction of the work

that said it's possible he's not that either lol