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Orbital

OrbitalOrbital were always one step ahead of rave culture. While virtually every other act of the era was forgotten in a haze of bland beats, the brothers Hartnoll recognised the power of the album as a piece of art in it's own right, paving the way for such British dance classics as Prodigy's 'Jilted Generation' and The Chemical Brothers' 'Dig Your Own Hole'. From the kaleidoscopic genre-pushing of 1994's 'Snivilisation' to 1999's brutally sleek 'Middle Of Nowhere', Orbital made techno palatable to music fans otherwise ignorant of the club scene, whilst still maintaining their credibility and desire to experiment. They'll always have a place in the heart of electronica heads the world over, if only for their trademark head-mounted flashlights that made them look like moles.

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