Orb - Cydonia [Box set] [Original recording remastered] only £5.58 @ Amazon + Free Delivery RRP £13.99) - HotUKDeals
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Only released a few months ago, and this is a proper bargain price.

Back in the mid 1990s, the release of a new Orb album would have been something of an event. By 2001, most people had probably forgotten that they still existed (their last album was released in 1997). Some music critics even questioned the band's relevance in the 21st century. In an age of sophisticated chill-out tastes, could the Orb still cut it? From the evidence on Cydonia, the answer is a resounding yes. Three years in the making, the album sees main man Alex Paterson fusing rolling dub basslines and classic Orb ambience with crisp breaks, shimmering synths and off-kilter electronics. There are spacious vocal numbers (singers Aki and Nina Walsh sound remarkably like Bjork), short, dub-house instrumentals and spooky, other-worldly drum and bass pieces. It's like rave-era ambient house given a 21st century makeover. It's hardly revolutionary, but that's not the point. As far as space-age chill-out music goes, the Orb are still in a class of their own.

Disk 1
Once More
Promis
Ghostdancing
Turn It Down
Egnable
Firestar
A Mile Long Lump Of Lard
Centuries
Plum Island
Hamlet Of Kings
1, 1, 1
EDM
Thursday's Keeper
Terminus

Disk 2
Centuries
Ghostdancing
Hamlet Of Kings
Firestar
Centuries
Once More
Plum Island
Promis
Once More
Turn It Down
Terminus

Product details
Audio CD (23 Jun 2008)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
Label: Commercial Marketing
ASIN: B001A2AWFA


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cheers all aboard the orb !
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'king great is what it is!
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'king great is what it is!


Puzzled why it's only at 1 degree. Next cheapest is over £4 dearer. :|:?:

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