The Orb and Lee "Scratch" Perry Join Forces for Second Collaborative Album
Published Mar 14, 2013It turns out the studio collaborations between UK electronic duo the Orb and reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry bore more fruit than we had initially thought, as the artists have announced a follow-up LP to last year's THE ORBSERVER in the star house. The next instalment, More Tales from the Orbservatory, arrives in the UK June 3 through Cooking Vinyl and a week later on June 10 in North America.
Not much has been revealed about the set so far, though the follow-up song cycle reportedly features songs culled from the same Berlin studio sessions that yielded THE ORBSERVER in the star house, along with some some new instrumentals. Song samples have yet to arrive, but you can check out the last LP's "Hold Me Upsetter" in the widget down below.
A recent blog post from the Orb also hinted that the duo proper of Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann are celebrating the project's 25th anniversary this year, and that a new album from the duo should arrive in October via Island.
They also have a world tour in the works to support the to-be-detailed Orb release, but dates have yet to be announced. The Orb do have some festival shows lined up in the UK this spring, and you can see the details here here.