The Orb reveal New LP ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’

The Orb have signed to Kompakt- New Album "Moonbuilding 2703 AD"

Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann AKA Veritable pioneers of electronic music The Orb return to Kompakt with the new full-length MOONBUILDING 2703 AD – a major piece of psychedelic synth bliss, obscure loops and deep ambient textures, driven by swinging breakbeats and powerful basslines.

Or, as Alex says in his own words, “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”, he adds.

On the creative atmosphere in the studio, Thomas Fehlmann states, “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.”

 

Formats and Tracklistings:

180 gram vinyl LP:
A. GOD’S MIRRORBALL – 14:44 min
B. MOON SCAPES 2703 BC – 14:40 min
C. LUNAR CAVES – 13:06 min
D. MOONBUILDING 2703 AD – 13:06 min

Limited deluxe vinyl LP:
A. GOD’S MIRRORBALL – 14:44 min
B. MOON SCAPES 2703 BC – 14:40 min
C. LUNAR CAVES – 13:06 min
D. MOONBUILDING 2703 AD – 13:06 min
E. DILLA’S MOON QUAKE (The Orb’s tribute to J Dilla) – 10:39 min
F. MOON QUAKE (slice of silver) – 08:44 min
MOON QUAKE 6 – 04:22 min

CD & download:
1. GOD’S MIRRORBALL – 14:44 min
2. MOON SCAPES 2703 BC – 14:40 min
3. LUNAR CAVES – 13:06 min
4. MOONBUILDING 2703 AD – 13:06 min

Download deluxe:
1. GOD’S MIRRORBALL – 14:44 min
2. MOON SCAPES 2703 BC – 14:40 min
3. LUNAR CAVES – 13:06 min
4. MOONBUILDING 2703 AD – 13:06 min
5. MOON QUAKE (slice of silver) – 08:44 min
6. MOON QUAKE 6 – 04:22 min

THE ORB UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

April 29, USA El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
April 30, USA, Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
May 2, USA  Nevada, Further Future Festival
May 3, USA Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
May 5, USA Animas City Theatre – Durango, CO
May 7, USA Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
May 8, USA, Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
May 9, USA, etown – Boulder, CO
May 15Belgium, Neerpelt – Eurorock Festival
May 16France, Lyon – Nuits Sonores
June 19Spain, Barcelona – Sonar (Kompakt night at Nitsa)
July 4, Japan, Unit – Tokyo
July 5, Japan, Studio Partita – Osaka
July 18, Germany, Ferropolis – Melt Festival
July 25, UK, Abbots Ripton – Secret Garden Party (DJ set) – sold out
July  26, UK, Abbots Ripton – Secret Garden Party (DJ set) – sold out
November 13UK, London – Oval Space

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