The Orb
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1988
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The Orb

The Orb Biography (Wikipedia)

The Orb are an English electronic music group founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and The KLF member Jimmy Cauty. Beginning as ambient and dub DJs in London, their early performances were inspired by electronic artists of the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. Because of their psychedelic sound, the Orb developed a cult following among clubbers "coming down" from drug-induced highs. The Orb have maintained their drug-related science fiction themes despite personnel changes, including the departure of Cauty and members Kris Weston, Andy Falconer, Simon Phillips, Nick Burton, and Andy Hughes. Paterson has been the only permanent member, continuing to work as the Orb with Swiss-German producer Thomas Fehlmann and, later, with Martin "Youth" Glover, bassist of Killing Joke. Beyond recognition on their albums and concerts, his unauthorised use of other artists' works has led to disputes with musicians, most notably with Rickie Lee Jones.

During their live shows of the 1990s, the Orb performed using digital audio tape machines optimised for live mixing and sampling before switching to laptops and digital media. Despite changes in performance method, the Orb maintained their colourful light shows and psychedelic imagery in concert. These visually intense performances prompted critics to compare the group to Pink Floyd.

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Perpetual Dawn
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Golden Clouds (feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry)
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Golden Clouds (feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry)
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Toxygene
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Toxygene
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Little Fluffy Clouds
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Little Fluffy Clouds
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Assassin
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Assassin
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Delta MKII
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Delta MKII
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S.A.L.T.
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S.A.L.T.
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Asylum
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Asylum
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Secrets
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Secrets
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Passing Of Time
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Passing Of Time
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Star 6 & 7 8 9
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Star 6 & 7 8 9
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The End of the End
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The End of the End
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Little Fluffy Clouds (Coldcut Heavyweight Dub Mix)
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Little Fluffy Clouds (Coldcut Heavyweight Dub Mix)
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The End Of The End
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The End Of The End
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Blue Room
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Blue Room
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Grey Clouds (feat. Alan Parker)
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Grey Clouds (feat. Alan Parker)
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Pillow Fight @ Shag Mountain
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Pillow Fight @ Shag Mountain
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Pillow Fight
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Pillow Fight
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Pillow Fight (feat. Jah Wobble)
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Pillow Fight (feat. Jah Wobble)
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Rush Hill Road (feat. Hollie Cook)
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Rush Hill Road (feat. Hollie Cook)
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Upcoming Events

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2019
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The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK
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May
2019
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Chinnerys, Southend On Sea, UK
12
Jul
2019
The Orb, Rudimental, Groove Armada, Mr. Scruff, The Sugarhill Gang, Skream, Utah Saints, Metrik, Purple Disco Machine, Chris Lorenzo, Dub Pistols, OPIUO, Hannah Wants, S.P.Y, Sonny Fodera, DJ Hazard, DJ Yoda, Prok & Fitch, The Plimsouls, Macky Gee, Bontan, JFB, La Fleur, Endor, Illyus & Barrientos, Featurecast, Latmun, The Lancashire Hotpots, Warmduscher, Parly B, The Showhawk Duo, Michael Bibi, Dutty Moonshine, DJ Haus, Phibes, Benny L, Davos, Mooqee, PROSPA, Official Nancie, Krysko, Dub Smugglers, GAWP, Waka, Creatures Of Habit, Henge, Shaka Loves You, Klose One, Kettama, THE DUTTY MOONSHINE BIG BAND, Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), CoJo, Foxes Faux, Nicola Bear, Scalping, Tom Spirals, Gina Breeze, The Rubber Duck Orchestra, Pink Floydian, Eddie Earthquake & the Tremors, Andy Twyman, Kilnsey Green, John Paynter, Stee Bowden, Peat Loaf, Bushrocker Hi Fi and Showhark Duo
Beat-herder, Clitheroe, UK
12
Jul
2019
The Orb, The Brand New Heavies, Audio Bullys, Musical Youth, The Primitives, Zoot Woman, Sleeper, Ibibio Sound Machine, Fuzzbox, Norman Jay MBE, Mark Morriss, Man & The Echo, Saltwater Sun, Idrchitecture, Mark Chadwick, NoNameDisciple, J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts, Calum Foad, Adam & Elvis, The Keep Cats, Handstand Parade, The Skangsters, Emily Magpie, Amya-Ray, Ash The Author, Cassetteboy & DJ Rubbish, Rookes, Charlotte Lloyd-Butler, Bethia, Dan Kemp, Borjad Luis, Jewels and the Jacuzzis, Here Are The Young Men & Uncle Peanut, Jacob Holroyd, Kill Committee, The Ady Baker Sound, Ocean Ruins, Limpopo Groove, Fullee Love Collective, Joe Hicks (UK), Holly Shillito, Alive By Night, Casey Tufnell, Charlotte Perry, Lamar Wallace Clarke, Dandy Man, James Scrivener, Wayne Antoni, Chloe Leigh, Silqe, Colour & Fire and Q-Shaq
Christchurch Meadows, Reading, UK

Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2013
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2013
Glastonbury: 2013

Glastonbury: 2013

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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