The Orb (Band)

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The Orb
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The Orb are an English electronic music group known for spawning the genre of ambient house. Founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and KLF member Jimmy Cauty, the Orb began as ambient and dub DJs in London. Their early performances were inspired by ambient and electronic artists of the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. Because of their trippy sound, the Orb developed a cult following among clubbers "coming down" from drug-induced highs. The Orb has maintained their drug-related and science fiction themes despite personnel changes, including the departure of Cauty and other Orb 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 the Swiss-German producer Thomas Fehlmann and, later, with Killing Joke's Martin "Youth" Glover and Tim Bran of Dreadzone. Wikipedia


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1 Little Fluffy Clouds 1994
2 Toxygene 1997
3 Perpetual Dawn 1994
4 Spanish Castles In Space 1994
5 Back Side Of The Moon 1991
6 Blue Room 1994
7 Outlands 1994
8 A Beautiful Day 2008
9 Towers of Dub 1994
10 Into The Fourth Dimension 1991
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