Jan 19 2012

Orbital – “Wonky” – 1st April 2012

Published by at 6:58 pm under Album,Music,Orbital,Paul Hartnoll,Phil Hartnoll

Orbital’s 8th album entitled “Wonky” will be released on the 1st April 2011.

Full track listing including timings are shown below:-

1). One Big Moment (6.16)
2). Straight Sun (5.28)
3). Never (4.43)
4). New France featuring Zola Jesus (4.47)
5). Distractions (7.04)
6). Stringy Acid (5.19)
7). Beelzedub (4.54)
8). Wonky featuring Lady Leshurr (6.13)
9). Where Is It Going? (5.50)

Wonky was recorded in a small studio in Orbital’s Brighton home base, then mixed in London with help from internationally acclaimed producer Mark “Flood” Ellis, whose stellar list of previous collaborators includes PJ Harvey, U2, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers. Paul credits Flood with giving the album a more rounded, holistic sound.

I mostly remember Flood from all the electronic stuff like Cabaret Voltaire, Depeche Mode and Renegade Soundwave,” Paul says. “One of his first and greatest loves is electronic music. He’s actually got a bigger synthesizer collection than us. He also has a good structural overview of music, because he’s not just a dance producer, he comes from a more holistic song viewpoint, which is how we like to approach it. I didn’t want to work with just a dance producer because I don’t think this is a dance album, it’s an electronic album.

A series of Dj Sets allowed Orbital to road test the new tracks and see what the crowd reactions were like. “That was really beneficial to our writing,” Phil says. “Trying out tracks in front of audiences, listening through their ears, getting responses. That’s been a really good string to our bow.

Probably one of the most talked about elements from the New Album video diaries, was the emotional and musical road map drawn on the white board. This was covered with little post-it notes, which on some occasions were torn off and discarded during the video diary. As Paul described, “The whole process of this album has really been a case of the book writing itself”.

As usual, the fans and media are always asking if this will be the last album from Orbital. We have been here before of course,but Phil sums up his thoughts on the matter.

For me these feel like the most enjoyable Orbital times that we’ve ever had.  I’s just getting better and better. It feels like a new beginning.”

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “Orbital – “Wonky” – 1st April 2012”

  1. the Frachildon 19 Jan 2012 at 8:48 pm

    can’t f****** wait!!!

  2. Milkyon 20 Jan 2012 at 8:01 am

    Counting the days until this hits. Brilliant cover image. At first I thought it was the brothers all distorted that was the album. I’ll be buying hard copy of this one.

  3. Joan Miróon 20 Jan 2012 at 8:34 am

    Cool design.

  4. JWCon 20 Jan 2012 at 3:12 pm

    So psyched!!!
    Hope a US tour is in the works!

  5. Johnon 20 Jan 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Will there be a vinyl released on same day?

  6. Pirtekon 20 Jan 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Wow 1st April 2011! I’m going to the shops first thing in the morning to get it!!! 😉

  7. лёха из контактаon 20 Jan 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Карелия ждёт !

  8. matt christieon 21 Jan 2012 at 2:06 am

    April 1st is actually a Sunday so not sure a physical release will be out on that day

  9. Misky an Ton 21 Jan 2012 at 9:07 am

    Great news ,will get plenty of plays in before the gig 🙂

  10. vvton 21 Jan 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Looking forward to this lots. I already seriously love straight sun (as heard on six music). Love the artwork too, i hope the map is included in the cd package.

  11. Linton Rubinoon 22 Jan 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I can wait, but it´s boring.

  12. Antonelloon 23 Jan 2012 at 6:43 am

    very happy with this release

  13. Simonon 24 Jan 2012 at 9:23 pm

    April 1st Fools Day!?

  14. The Synth Buddhaon 26 Jan 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Time better not become a loop before April 1st.

  15. Orbital - Straight Sun | fairlyrandomon 02 Feb 2012 at 1:53 pm

    […] we might be ok. Here’s the video for “Straight Sun” from forthcoming new album “Wonky”. It’s a nice wee tune and bodes well for the […]

  16. Merlinovitchon 09 Mar 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Vinyl release available @ http://www.decks.de, April 2.

  17. Marcoson 09 Mar 2012 at 10:14 pm

    the art above is really nice but had a listen tracks @ u tube, way too poppy repetitive filtery things, frankly,nah I go for their older genious stuff,are far better than this one. GOOD they’re back though

  18. Marcoson 09 Mar 2012 at 10:18 pm

    sure its just their warm-up 😉

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