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The Orb - Baghdad Batteries
this is all mixed, mastered and being manufactured at the moment... it's all brand new material from alex paterson and thomas fehlmann, it'll be released on july 6th and here's a slice of the press release: "... the good Doctor sets the controls beyond any Earthly confines and gets down to stratospheric sound painting and advanced sonic science, sprinkled with an avant garde disregard for conventional structures. These startling electronic odysseys are hatched with long-time collaborator Thomas Fehlmann, The Orb's Berlin connection who's been there from the first album and last made his towering presence felt on 2005's Okie Dokie album for the renowned Kompakt label, bastion of Berlin techno. Such is the case with Baghdad Batteries where the pair have injected some of these breathtaking outings with a subterranean house pulse beamed up from the Earth's core, resulting in a new form of space disco which sounds as old as time itself while brushed with the most future-pointed minimal techno shadows..."
High Frequency Bandwidth
Another interesting side project is High Frequency Bandwidth (or HFB). their second single in the download series hidden foto banks is now available on itunes: here. they did a fantastic set on the friday night at the-situation and there's another couple of gigs on the way:
25th April at Ironworks, Inverness, Scotland
6th June at Inspiral Lounge, Camden, London
the video for hidden foto banks is slightly behind schedule but it should be up on youtube by the end of next week and single no. 3 should be available in a month or so
we're releasing dance alone from the sublimity album as a download single on may 11th... it's accompanied by 3 remixes including a killer orb remix [THE LEGEND OF A VISITING ORB, FROM ANOTHER TIME & SPACE]"
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Also, don't forget that Malicious carry the Orb, Transit Kings and HFB via their website shop. For example:
Transit Kings - Early Bath [limited edition cd] with an exclusive orb remix of "the last lighthouse keeper"
Exclusive orbsessions t-shirt
A whole selection of Orb CD's and limited edition vinyl
I've used their website for purchasing all their material/clothing without any hassle.. so unlike some so called fans who just seem keen to source mp3 rips of this material, support independent record labels like these today...