Modern electronic music pioneers The Orb return to Kompakt with a new album. ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’ will be out on June 22. Ten years ago the legendary outfit that now consists of ‘Dr.’ Alex Patterson and longtime accomplice Thomas Fehlmann released the cheekily named ‘Okie Dokie It’s the Orb on Kompakt’ through the German label, followed by several contributions to Kompakt’s ‘Speicher’ and ‘Pop Ambient’ series.
Alex Patterson on the new album: “it’s a solid piece of music that mutates into an eight legged lunar Land Rover and takes off into a cosmic horizon of a million sounds, patterns and textures. It spins the listener on his/her head, rewiring their brains to maximum capacity, then brings them home, sweet home. ‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’ is inspired by this place called earth and the idea that in the future mankind discovers its root element in the ancient rocks on solar moons, which are based on musical harmonies, that despite being imprinted a billion lights years ago, are set to the same tempo as the Orb”.
On the creative atmosphere in the studio, Thomas Fehlmann states, “this album and the process of its production makes me feel real good. An important part of the excitement is that our working system has reached a level where we are closer than ever to an automatic recognition of each other’s ideas, and ways to transform those into sound without explanation, so we could draw directly from our creative engines.”
‘Moonbuilding 2703 AD’ will be out on vinyl, CD and digital on June 22 through Kompakt.