Published Apr 20, 2015Last year, long-running British electronic act the Orb hinted that a new album was on its way in 2015. True to their word, the group have announced a new LP called Moonbuilding 2703 AD.
The album features four new songs from the group, with an additional three appearing on a deluxe vinyl edition. Among the bonus tracks is "Dilla's Moon Quake," which is subtitled "The Orb's Tribute to J Dilla."
The new album once again sees Orb founder Alex Paterson working alongside collaborator Thomas Fehlmann. It marks the Orb's first release for the iconic Kompakt imprint since 2005's Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt.
In a statement, Paterson had this to say about the new album:
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.
Moonbuilding 2703 AD arrives on June 23. It'll be preceded by a brief tour from the Orb, the dates of which are available below.
Moonbuilding 2703 AD:
1. God's Mirrorball
2. Moonscapes 2703 BC
3. Lunar Caves
4. Moonbuilding 2703 AD
5. Dilla's Moon Quake (The Orb's Tribute to J Dilla) *
6. Moon Quake (Slice of Silver) *
7. Moon Quake 6 *
* deluxe vinyl edition only
04/29 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
04/30 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
05/02 Las Vegas, NV - Further Future Festival
05/03 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
05/05 Durango, CO - Animas City Theatre
05/07 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
05/08 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/09 Boulder, CO - etown
05/15 Neerpelt, Belgium - Eurorock
05/16 Lyon, France - Nuits Sonores