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Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
1. Little Fluffy Clouds
2. Earth (Gaia)
3. Supernova at the End of the Universe
4. Back Side of the Moon
5. Spanish Castles in Space
6. Perpetual Dawn
7. Into the Fourth Dimension
9. Star 6 & 7 8 9
10. Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld
11. Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld
12. Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass II)
13. Little Fluffy Clouds (Cumulo Nimbus Mix by Pal Joey)
14. Back Side of the Moon (Under Water Deep Space Mix by Steve Hillage)
15. Outlands (Fountains of Elisha Mix by Ready Made)
16. Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld
17. Spanish Castles in Space (Extended Youth Mix)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9840022
The Orb includes: Dr. Alex Patterson, Thrash.
Producers include: Dr. Alex Patterson, Youth, Steve Hillage, Eddie Manasseh, Baku.
Engineers include: Thrash, Andy Falconer, Tim Russell.
Recorded at the Coach House, Do Not Erase, Marcus Studios, Berwick Street Studios & live at Trancentral, London, England.
DJ Alex Patterson is the Orb, but he is aided and assisted by the original techno-shamans, Steve Hillage and wife Miquette Giraudy (AKA techno duo System 7), and by such notables from the club-hopper gang as Jim Cauty (The KLF), Thrash, and Trevor Horn (of the Buggles, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Yes fame). The Orb's mesmerizing debut, ADVENTURES BEYOND THE ULTRAWORLD, rejuvenates the DIY ethic, revalidating the Eno credo of self-proclaimed "non-musicianship" via completely absorbing music created by record-spinners rather than keyboard virtuosos.
The ties with Hillage notwithstanding, Patterson and his cronies elongate the progressive rock sphere along channels that link it with the Teutonic trailblazers. ULTRAWORLD blends early Pink Floyd psychedelia with deep space and murky, trance-inveighed beats. Having already been legitimized by legions of admirers both under and over the influence), the Orb has literally paved the way for a "renaissance" of sorts for post-modern electronic music and precipitated an onslaught of music that shows no signs of receding.
Spin (9/99, p.160) - Ranked #82 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Q (11/96, p.155) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...[this] 1991 debut album...has all the trademark devices of The Orb in place: helicopter noises, vocal samples, slabs of dub, sudden washes of apparently random noise, absurd titles...and very long tracks..."
Alternative Press (7/95, p.116) - "...probably [the Orb's] most influential [release]. A combination of light rhythms, inter-stellar spaces, and random knob-turning, ADVENTURES BEYOND THE ULTRAWORLD soared into our minds with an ambient shriek unheard since Eno first experimented with the concept..."
Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #22 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991 - "...some of the most unique sounds of the year..."
NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #45 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
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