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The Orb

The Orb

Electronica / Ambient London, UK  UK
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The Dream
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Something Supernatural
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A Beautiful Day
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Dirty Disco Dub

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  • Sat

    Sep 5

    St Petersburg, FL, US | 8:00pm
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  • Sun

    Sep 6

  • Mon

    Sep 7

    Asheville, NC, US | 8:00pm

    The Orb Ages 18+ The Orb virtually invented the electronic genre known as ambient house, resurrecting slower, more soulful rhythms and providing a soundtrack for early-morning ravers once the clubs closed their doors. The group popularized the genre as well, by appearing on the British chart show Top of the Pops and hitting number one in the U.K. with the 1992 album U.F.Orb. Frontman Dr. Alex Patersons formula was quite simple: he slowed down the rhythms of classic Chicago house and added synth work and effects inspired by 70s ambient pioneers Brian Eno and Tangerine Dream. To make the whole a bit more listenable as opposed to danceable obscure vocal samples were looped, usually providing a theme for tracks which lacked singing.Paterson had worked as a roadie for Killing Joke during the 80s, and began to be influenced by the explosion of Chicago house music in England during the mid- to late 80s. He joined the A&R department of EG Records the home of Brian Eno himself and first recorded as the Orb with Jimi Cauty (who had played in the Killing Joke side project Brilliant and later gained fame as one half of the KLF). The duos first release as the Orb, a failed acid house anthem named Tripping on Sunshine, appeared on the 1988 compilation album Eternity Project One. In May 1989, the Orb released the Kiss EP, a four-tracker dedicated to and heavily sampled from New Yorks KISS-FM. Paterson had begun to DJ in London around this time, and Paul Oakenfold recruited him to man Land of Oz, the chill-out room at his club Heaven.theorb.com

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    Sep 8

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    Sep 10

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  • beoptamystic (Artist)
    beoptamystic
    Love your music, any chance of working with Killing Joke, Alex?!
  • Kel Lee (Artist)
    Kel Lee
    Wow! Great seeing you on reverbnation! I was stoked to find this site and they are great for uploading your catalog, aren't they! Anyway, I have been a long time fan of your techno. I was in a techno/house band back in 1991 called Empathy. We didn't make it far, but had great times playing wild warehouse parties of different sizes. Loved being apart of that scene in Seattle, Wa. Your long lasting commitment is awesome. My tastes are all over the map now. You might get a kick of one of Empathy's best songs from that era... "Global Brain" good health to ya Mr.Paterson
  • Jordan Lang (DJ HummingBeard) (Artist)
    Jordan Lang (DJ HummingBeard)
    Wow ORB....you guys are an inspiration to me! I've listened to all of your tracks and am quite frankly in LOVE. Keep it up. -Jordan
  • Biobazar (Artist)
    Biobazar
    i like your music since everytime you hava inspired me thx go to listen my tune if you can !

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Manager: Mike Gillespie

Bio: The Orb virtually invented the electronic genre known as ambient house, resurrecting slower, more soulful rhythms and providing a soundtrack for early-morning ravers once the clubs closed their doors. The group popularized the genre as well frontman Dr. Alex Paterson's formula was quite simple: h...See Full Bio

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