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Hello fellow fans, what does Orbital have to do with Perry Farrell, robots, nuclear war, Tesla, Tracy Lords, etc? I flew out to Paris to meet them and did an in-depth article on their return with "Wonky." Some fun facts and quotes are in the piece. It's told with a "pilgrim's voice."

Please check out and share if you dig: http://www.magneticmag.com/2012/05/this ... onky-road/

Happy to answer any questions if you have any and if you spot any errors, please let me know and I will fix ASAP.

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What an awesome article...

Totally lost an hour of my life there. Great job Mr Ghost, sounds like you'd have some great stories to tell 8)

I will check out your website too when I get a moment.
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just skim read it, will have a proper read later.

Chuckled at Paul's reference to Iain M Banks - I always think of the band when he mentions an Orbital - basically a humungous ring, housing millions of people, with all the features of an Earth-like planet.
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An excellent read. I really enjoyed that! :applause

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davemacfrombath wrote:just skim read it, will have a proper read later.

Chuckled at Paul's reference to Iain M Banks - I always think of the band when he mentions an Orbital - basically a humungous ring, housing millions of people, with all the features of an Earth-like planet.
Likewise on the Banks bit.
Big fan of his non-science fiction also stuff but the Culture is a fantastic space-opera.
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A really interesting, in depth article! Thanks for sharing this. I particularly like the references to science and other electronic music.

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legspin wrote:
davemacfrombath wrote:just skim read it, will have a proper read later.

Chuckled at Paul's reference to Iain M Banks - I always think of the band when he mentions an Orbital - basically a humungous ring, housing millions of people, with all the features of an Earth-like planet.
Likewise on the Banks bit.
Big fan of his non-science fiction also stuff but the Culture is a fantastic space-opera.
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Just reading feersum enjin at the minute - have got barely a clue what's going on and I'm half way through....
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davemacfrombath wrote:
legspin wrote:
davemacfrombath wrote:just skim read it, will have a proper read later.

Chuckled at Paul's reference to Iain M Banks - I always think of the band when he mentions an Orbital - basically a humungous ring, housing millions of people, with all the features of an Earth-like planet.
Likewise on the Banks bit.
Big fan of his non-science fiction also stuff but the Culture is a fantastic space-opera.
DON'T FUCK WITH THE CULTURE!

Just reading feersum enjin at the minute - have got barely a clue what's going on and I'm half way through....
Aye, 'tis a little confusing alright. Never quite worked out what the Lammergeiers were all about.
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A very interesting article about the brothers. I have always wondered which of the two was the sci-fi enthusiast.

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legspin wrote: Aye, 'tis a little confusing alright. Never quite worked out what the Lammergeiers were all about.
Just finished it. They were basically enabling Bascule to get to the control deck of the tower and enable the lift for the others to get in. Or summat.
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davemacfrombath wrote:
legspin wrote: Aye, 'tis a little confusing alright. Never quite worked out what the Lammergeiers were all about.
Just finished it. They were basically enabling Bascule to get to the control deck of the tower and enable the lift for the others to get in. Or summat.
I just always got the impression they were metaphorical in some way. I mean why lammergeiers? Probably just me though.
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I assumed that they were a fictional bird!

I've read Steep Approach and thought it was a bit of a return to form. I'll try his new one but reading Matter just now.
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Best Orbital related article I've read for a long time. Thanks for sharing!
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