Electronic music pioneers, The Orb, have just announced their new album Moonbuilding 2703 AD, which will come out June 22 and will be available on vinyl, deluxe vinyl, CD and digital formats.
1989, The Orb recorded ‘Loving You/A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld‘ – a track that went on be anthemic within the electronic music scene.
The album is comprised of just four tracks however the deluxe edition of the LP will also feature a tribute to J Dilla called “Dilla’s Moon Quake.”
Alex Patterson (one half of The Orb) stated:
“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“.
The second founding Orb, Thomas Fehlmann, continued:
“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 duo will also be embarking on a world tour, dates of which you can find below.
The Orb – 2015 Tour Dates
Wednesday April 29, USA, El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Thursday April 30, USA, Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Saturday May 2, USA Nevada Further Future Festival
Sunday May 3, USA Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Tuesday May 5, USA Animas City Theatre Durango, CO
Thursday May 7, USA Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
Friday May 8, USA, Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Saturday May 9, USA, etown Boulder, CO
Friday May 15, Belgium, Neerpelt Eurorock Festival
Saturday May 16, France, Lyon Nuits Sonores
Friday June 19, Spain, Barcelona Sonar (Kompakt night at Nitsa)
Saturday July 4, Japan, Unit Tokyo
Sunday July 5, Japan, Studio Partita Osaka
Saturday July 18, Germany, Leipzig Melt Festival
Saturday July 25, UK, Abbots Ripton Secret Garden Party (DJ set)
Sunday July 26, UK, Abbots Ripton Secret Garden Party (DJ set)
Friday November 13, UK, London Oval Space
The Orb – Moonbuilding 2703 AD tracklist
1. God’s Mirrorball – 14:44
2. Moon Scapes 2703 BC – 14:40
3. Lunar Caves – 9:13
4. Moonbuilding 2703 AD – 13:06
Dilla’s Moon Quake (The Orb’s Tribute To J Dilla) – 10:39*
Moon Quake (Slice Of Silver) – 08:44* #
Moon Quake 6 – 04:22* #
* included on deluxe vinyl version
# included on deluxe download version