The Orb has announced a new album Moonbuilding 2703 AD. The album is scheduled for release on June 23 via Kompakt.
In a press release, the new album was described as, “a major piece of psychedelic synth bliss, obscure loops and deep ambient textures, driven by swinging breakbeats and powerful basslines”
Electronic music group, The Orb is made up of Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann. Their new album, Moonbuilding 2703 AD brings together their skills into a four track compilation a full length tracks. Those who purchase the deluxe vinyl version and/or the deluxe download version will have access to bonus tracks.
“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,” said The Orb’s Alex Paterson. “It spins the listener on his/her head, rewiring their brains to maximum capacity, then brings them home, sweet home,” he concluded.
The duo explained that they went on quite a creative journey in order to complete this album. Each track, most over ten minutes long, was a major piece of work in itself. “This album and the process of its production makes me feel real good,” said Fehlmann. “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.”
Below is the tracklist for Moonbuilding along with The Orb’s current tour dates. Further updates and information on The Orb can be found on the group’s official website.
02.Moon Scapes 2703 BC
04.Moonbuilding 2703 AD
Dilla’s Moon Quake (The Orb’s Tribute To J Dilla)*
Moon Quake (Slice Of Silver) #
Moon Quake 6 #
* Included on deluxe vinyl version
# included on deluxe download version
The Orb Tour Dates
4/29 – Los Angeles, CA, El Rey Theatre
4/30 – San Francisco, CA, Regency Ballroom
5/02 – Las Vegas, NV, Further Future Festival
5/03 – Tucson, AZ, Rialto Theatre
5/05 – Durango, CO, Animas City Theatre
5/07 – Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen
5/08 – Englewood, CO, Gothic Theatre
5/09 – Boulder, CO, Etown
5/15 – Neerpelt, Belgium, Eurorock Festival
5/16 – Lyon, France, Nuits Sonores
6/19 – Barcelona, Spain, Sonar
7/04 – Tokyo, Japan, Unit
7/05 – Osaka, Japan, Studio Partita
7/18 – Leipzig, Germany, Melt Festival
7/25 – Abbots Ripton, UK, Secret Garden Party
7/26 – Abbots Ripton, UK, Secret Garden Party
11/ 13 – London, UK, Oval Space