May 25 2018

#Orbital – Live from Belfast on #BBCFour (video) & #BBC6Music (audio) tonight. @BBC6Music / @BBCFOUR #BiggestWeekend

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Listen live on @BBC6Music here: bbc.in/2GLtyL0

Watch live on @BBCFOUR here: bbc.in/2rXN6Xt

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May 24 2018

#Orbital – Brown Album (24th May 1993) – #3 – #inspirational albums – 25 years anniversary @orbitalband

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Orbital – Brown Album

 

 

Just after the Brown album was released, i had my very first experience of live Orbital in my home city of Birmingham. Not only was the album “life changing” but that live gig was my first connection with the Hartnoll brothers. The rest, as they say, is history.

Played in its entirety, it’s a journey of dance tunes and melodies, but has the typical Orbital trademarks and complexities that remain my musical attraction to them.  There is also a mass of samples that us trainspotters always get excited about. Or maybe that is just me……  🙂

It is my 2nd favourite album by Orbital but so inspirational, that i need to put it on the list. If you have not listened to this before….then why not? 🙂

As this post is generated on such an important anniversary, i thought i would give you a little more listening/videoing experience.

 

“There is a theory of the moebius….”

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May 23 2018

Boards of Canada – “Music Has the Right to Children” (1998) – #2 – #Inspirational albums in no order

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Boards of Canada – “Music Has the Right to Children”

 

What a journey ! This album was massive for me and probably the most complete selection of tunes from the Scottish duo.

Fortunate enough to have seen them live twice and a large chunk of this album was played. I can express the goosebumps felt those night. Some of their amazing live unreleased material remains as bootlegs.

Recommended tracks but personally I would play this the whole album in one sitting 😉

“An Eagle in Your Mind”, “Sixtyten”, “Turqoise Hexagon Sun”, “Roygbiv”, “Aquarius”, “Pete Standing Alone” and the amazing “Happy Cycling” (seagulls samples!!!)

 

 

…”I love you”

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May 22 2018

LFO – “Frequencies” (1991) – #1 – #Inspirational albums in no order

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LFO – “Frequencies” (1991)

 

I struggle with picking ten inspirational albums, so instead i am posting unlimited inspirational albums in no particular order. This album was a no-brainer. To say it blew my mind in 1991 is an understatement and I still play and enjoy it in 2018!

What the late great Mark Bell (RIP) and Gez Varley did back then was very different and musically challenging. It was all about the sound production. The minimal approach, the low murmuring bass and contrasting analogue screechy beeps.

Mark Bell also produced a lot of work for Bjork, and one album for Depeche Mode. For me, “Simon from Sydney” remains one of my favourite tunes of all time.

 

 

If you haven’t listened to this, then go listen and remember it was released in 1991!

“Love is the message…”

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May 15 2018

Orbital – Monsters Exist – September 14th release date

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The new Orbital album will be released on September 14th in multiple formats with artwork by John Greenwood (In Sides fame…).

MONSTERS EXIST

Normal release – track list

Monsters Exist (5:52)
Hoo Hoo Ha Ha (4:04)
The Raid (5:01)
P.H.U.K (7:25)
Tiny Foldable Cities (5:45)
Deep Buried Within (4:27)
Vision OnE (5:44)
The End Is Nigh (4:36)
There Will Come A Time feat. Professor Brian Cox (7:13)

 

Deluxe release – track list

Monsters Exist (5:52)
Hoo Hoo Ha Ha (4:04)
The Raid (5:01)
P.H.U.K (7:25)
Tiny Foldable Cities (5:45)
Deep Buried Within (4:27)
Vision OnE (5:44)
The End Is Nigh (4:36)
There Will Come A Time feat. Professor Brian Cox (7:13)
Kaiju (5:25)
A Long Way From Home (1:30)
Analogue Test Oct 16 (3:06)
Fun With The System (4:15)
Dressing Up In Other People’s Clothes (4:37)
To Dream Again (4:39)
There Will Come A Time (Instrumental) (7:14)
Tiny Foldable Cities (Kareful Remix) (3:36)

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