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The Orb

The Orb

Jun 23rd 2018 @ OrbFest :: The Orb + Leftfield + GAS + Ulrich Schnauss + System 7

London, United Kingdom
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About The Orb
Genres:
Ambient, Other, Electronic

Our 15th album, "No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds", is available now!! Listen here: https://Orb.lnk.to/NSAOOBBI Featuring Roger Eno, Youth, Guy Pratt, Jah Wobble, Michael Ren...
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OrbFest :: The Orb + Leftfield + GAS + Ulrich Schnauss + System 7
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
3:00 PM
OrbFest :: The Orb + Leftfield + GAS + Ulrich Schnauss + System 7
London, United Kingdom
63 RSVPs
“Midsummer madness in a round house, surely built to hold The Orb” Dr, Alex Paterson

On Saturday 23rd June longstanding electronic titans The Orb present a very special event called ORBFEST – in celebration of 30 illustrious, fun-filled and envelope-expanding years. Full of links and lineage, the festival’s ace bill of live favourites has been by curated by Orb founder and constant member Dr. Alex Paterson. The Roundhouse’s impressive, cavernous interior will be transformed in suitably epic and mind-expanding fashion by Deep Visual.

Really The Orb should need no introduction by now, but in essence they’re a rotating cast of members helmed by Paterson that began in 1988 and still thrives to this day. They were there since UK acid house day one, providing a unique ambient take on the musical milieu and soon rising to chart-topping, huge-venue-headlining prominence. They’ve released 17 albums plus EPs, singles, compilations and live recordings, influencing countless other musicians along the way.

Always exploring the outer reaches of sound, over the years The Orb’s humour-tinged, ne’er boring palate has encompassed ambience, electronica, house, techno, dub, global sounds and, in recent years, also embraced hip hop and minimalist composition. For ORBFEST Alex will be joined by current members Youth, Roger Eno and Michael Rendall.

Joining the Orb is Kompakt records co-founder and prolific music maker Wolfgang Voigt, whose GAS moniker for forward-thinking modern ambience is highly revered amongst the heads. His 2017 Barbican gig was critically praised, as are his feted recordings.

Present for a DJ set will be fellow legend (formerly plural now singular) Leftfield, who like The Orb were pivotal leaders in the late ‘80s rise from underground club origins to a decade-defining, standard-setting dominance throughout the 90s. This was catalysed by the ‘Not Forgotten’ single and landmark ‘Leftism’ album, plus a continued delivery of further excellent records in subsequent years.

Ulrich Schnauss is renowned and loved by fans for his unfurling, enveloping and at times euphoric blend of glistening electronica and electronic shoegaze. His clout and ability are highlighted by the fact he’s been a member of the seminal kosmiche outfit Tangerine Dream since 2014. He’s also an in-demand remixer, having re-worked tracks by Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Ferry and Todd Terje.

Considering The Roundhouse’s rich history of psychedelic happenings with the likes of Hawkwind. Pink Floyd, Hendrix and Gong, the inclusion of System 7 provides the perfect generational bridge from 60s freaks to 70s teenage-punks-later-turned-space-cadets like Paterson.

Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy rose to prominence as guitarist and vocalist respectively in the brilliant 60s prog hippie troup Gong, before later evolving into psych prog housers System 7. The duo were notable piers of The Orb and Leftfield, remaining cult favourites who make new music to this day. They first befriended Paterson on hearing him play Hillage’s ambient gem ‘Rainbow Dome Musick’ in a DJ set at Land Of Oz in London’s Heaven.

Contact duncan@9pr.co.uk
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About The Orb
Genres:
Ambient, Other, Electronic

Our 15th album, "No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds", is available now!! Listen here: https://Orb.lnk.to/NSAOOBBI Featuring Roger Eno, Youth, Guy Pratt, Jah Wobble, Michael Ren...
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Fan Live Reviews
October 16th 2018
Great to see music like this in Paisley. Well done lads for playing a good set on a cold miserable night
Richard
Southampton, United Kingdom@
Engine Rooms
October 22nd 2016
That was out of this world!
Jan
Asheville, NC@
New Mountain Asheville
September 25th 2016
Good time, cerebral experience!
Nigel
Nottingham, United Kingdom@
Rescue Rooms
August 17th 2016
amazing gig last time I saw the Orb was not long after they released Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld 😆 😆 at Nottingham Art College. Bonington bar 😃
Jason
Manchester, United Kingdom@
Manchester Academy 2
August 11th 2016
Amazing, Alex Patterson even came out with the fans for a cig during break and mingled having selfies with all who asked
Ardmore, PA@
The Ardmore Music Hall
September 12th 2015
always a good time when these chaps play a show.
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